Saskia Diesing was born in 1972 and graduated from the Hogeschool voor de kunsten Utrecht in 1996. After graduation she worked for seven years at the Dutch broadcast company VPRO, where she produced programs and was editor-in-chief for Waskracht!, VPROVanavond, Ingodsnaam and Het Geluk van Nederland. In 1999 she directed the feature film Du, a double-language road movie and also directed an NTR Kort! film, De laatste dag, based on the story of Toon Tellegen. Together with Eveline Verwoerd, Diesing wrote the screenplay for Fit to Fly, which was nominated for the Visser Neerlandia award, and wrote the screenplay P for NTR Kort!, directed by Aaron Rookus. Diesing is currently focused on directing and writing screenplays and also teaches directing and screenwriting at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht.