Sabine Zimmer grew up in Bonn, Accra/Ghana, West- & East Berlin and did her A levels in 1988 in Bonn/ Germany. After that she went to New York for a year and worked amongst other things as an assistant stage designer in an OFF-Broadway Theatre.
Back in Germany she studied law and completed law school in 1994 with the first German state examination in Heidelberg. Afterwards she swapped law for a career in film business and is working since over 15 years mainly as a script supervisor for feature films including Mute, Homeland, Civil War, The Bourne Supremacy and Run Lola Run.
In the time from 2005 to 2008 she studied directing in the Filmschool Filmarche Berlin. For part time work she shot industrial and promotional films for CNN and N-TV and worked as a writer for ZDF. While studying directing she specialised in documentary films, met Sandra Budesheim and founded Crossendfilm with her in 2008. Ever since she has worked as an independent writer and director in Berlin.