Isabelle Welter was born in Freiburg in 1970 and studied the anthropology of the Americas and archaeology at the University of Bonn. She worked on archaeological sites in Mexico as part of her studies for several years. After completing her studies in 1995, she entered the film business, beginning as a producer at the Action Concept Film- und Stuntproduktion production company in Cologne. She established the company's script development department and developed series including "Der Clown" and "Motorrad Cops". She joined Sony Pictures Television as a creative producer in 2001 and produced the second season of the series "Powder Park". In 2002 she moved to Vienna, where she worked for Dor Film, producing many different series including "Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall - Seasons I-IX", "Die Steintaler" and "Lilly the Witch", as well as TV movies including "Live is life", "Brüder", "Die Schatten", "Bauernopfer" and "So wie du bist". She also produced international event movies including "Sarajevo", "Twilight Over Burma" and "Kästner and Little Tuesday" and film projects including "North Face", "Glory: A Tale of Mistaken Identities" and, most recently, "How I Taught Myself to Be a Child". She has worked with directors like Isabel Kleefeld, Wolfgang Murnberger, Andreas Prochaska, Rupert Henning, Robert Dornhelm, Sabine Derflinger and Philipp Stölzl, as well as many more. She has received many awards for her work, including Austria's prestigious TV Award for Adult Education, the Romy TV award and the Civis Media Prize, as well as awards from film festivals in Baden-Baden, Monte Carlo and Sarajevo.