Born in Stuttgart in 1959. She studied Linguistics, Philosophy and Psychology at Free University in Berlin. Altogether she worked for 20 years as an assistant for handicapped people. From 1990-95 she was a freelancing radio journalist covering such topics as music, kids, culture and social issues. In 1995 she organized a radio campaign from the USA for several German radio stations on behalf of black journalist and activist on Death Row Mr. Mumia Abu-Jamal – until the execution was postponed. Claudia has been active in the film busines since 2001. She finished the Kaskeline film school in Berlin with a short film, FINNEN FINDEN, then participated in Winterakademie Gera/MDM with her funded project „Glasbruch“ (now titled 'Fragile'). She participated in several writing clinics - including 'The hero’s journey' with Cunningham/Schlesinger). Then Claudia worked for the German distributor Neue Visionen (in the areas of PR, promotional campaigns and funding for distribution). She also translated and subtitled a number of famous as well as new films (Noam Chomsky Portrait, The Cat On The Hot Tin Roof, Bonnie and Clyde, Taxi Driver, The Wind That Shakes The Barley).