Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel grew up in western Austria. She attended University Of Vienna where she studied Romance Philology and earned a Bachelor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences. She went on to receive her degree in Arts for Cinematography and Camera Technology under Christian Berger at Film Academy Vienna.

During and after her studies Marie-Thérèse shot several short films, such as “Tuppern” by Vanessa Gräfingholdt, which was nominated for the First Steps Award. She also worked on various music videos, some of which she co-directed together with collaborator and friend Anselm Hartmann.

In 2016, she was portrayed in the series “Talents to Watch” by Cinema Next. In 2018, she was nominated for the Culture Award Vorarlberg.

Her first feature documentary “Kein halbes Leben” by Sybille Bauer deals with the special bond between people and their dogs “where Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel´s camera sensitively captures the human-animal relationship without searching for oddities.” “Die Zukunft ist besser als ihr Ruf“, a collaboration between different directors and cinematographers won a Romy for Best Feature Documentary. “Walking on a Thin Line” by Vedran Kos follows Ibo, a young amateur boxer, struggling not only with the training for his first fight but also self-doubts and the challenges of growing older. Since 2019 Marie-Thérèse has been filming “Wise Women” alongside director Nicole Scherg, looking into the individual working conditions and daily life of midwives in different parts of the world.

Marie-Thérèse presently resides in Vienna working as DoP for both narrative and documentary films. Until today she had the possibility to shoot in Austria, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Nepal, Ethiopia, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic and Albania.