Born in Berlin, Ling worked as Graphic Designer and Photographer before moving to Edinburgh in 2004 where she graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007 with a First Class BA.
Before starting her MA in Documentary Direction in 2009 at the National Film & TV School, she worked in Scotland, Italy and Argentina as a filmmaker and editor on short and feature length documentaries.
She has won several awards such as the Edinburgh trailblazer award and a One World Media Award for her documentary Miles Apart.
Ling is now based in London. She is a freelance filmmaker recently making films for Al Jazeera Witness, charities, major galleries and theatre.
She is part of the Kitchen Sink Collective which she co-founded with seven other filmmakers.