Nadia Marquard Otzen grew up in Denmark with music and art all around her as the daughter of a music editor and an editorial cartoonist. At 19 she was accepted at Central St. Martins in London and was offered an exchange programme at Parson's School of Art and Design in New York. With an interest in people and telling stories she moved from drawing onto photography and then filmmaking. Mentored by the legendary commercials director Chris Palmer, has been part of creating and shooting numerous award-winning commercials over several years before moving into directing. In 2010 she debuted with the experimental film album 'Black Summer' which premiered at Cph:Dox festival. She is now directing promos, shorts and commercials.