Marie Kreutzer was born in Graz, Austria, in 1977. After graduating from the AHS Modellschule, she studied screenwriting and dramaturgy at the Film Academy Vienna. After graduating, she worked as a script supervisor and made several award-winning short films. Her first feature, The Fatherless (2011), was shown at and won awards from numerous festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival. It was followed by Gruber Is Leaving (2015), We Used to Be Cool (2016), the television film Die Notlüge (2017), and the multi-award-winning The Ground Beneath My Feet (2019), which was selected for the competition at the Berlinale and received excellent reviews worldwide.