Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Carmen Jaquier studied graphic design, before making her first short films Eat me! and entering the Cantonal School of Art in Lausanne (ECAL).
Her graduation film The Girls’ Grave received the Pardino d’argento at the Locarno Film Festival (2011).
She then explored image and editing within the Aamen collective. Her films The River Under The Tongue and Wonderland (collective feature film), were selected at the Locarno Film Festival in 2015.
She also worked as director of photography on few movies from artist Nagi Gianni, and on A Bright Light - Karen And The Process by Emmanuelle Antille, presented at the Festival Visions du réel (2018).
Thunder is her first feature film.