Heike Bachelier studied political science and ethnology and has been working as a freelance producer, scriptwriter and director in Germany and Great Britain since then.
She started her career as a live director for the television networks Tele 5 and WDR before becoming junior producer at the Colonia Media film production company. There she developed documentaries for WDR, ZDF and arte (nomination for the Grimme Preis).
In 2007 she founded the film production company Trufflepig Films. In 2010 her feature documentary Feindberührung premiered at the Hof Film Festival. Parts of this movie now serve as a template for her first book.