Annette Baumeister studied contemporary history, economic history, social history and German literature at the universities of Augsburg, Grenoble and Munich. As a student, she worked in archives in France, America and Germany. After working as a freelance researcher on the ZDF retrospective Hundert Jahre, she completed a television traineeship at the German-American production company Story House Productions. Since 2003, she has worked as a freelance writer and director on numerous domestic and international productions. She is specialized in sensitive portraits, cultural and historical themes. In 2013/2014 she was admitted to the Masterclass Non-Fiction of the Internationale Filmschool Cologne (ifs).

Annette Baumeister lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin. She loves people and their stories, she likes to take a fresh perspective on seemingly well-known stories and adores soccer and the mountains.