Bernd Heiber was born in 1964 in Cottbus. After two years of national service, he worked at the Theater Cottbus as a stagehand. From 1986-1989, he was a director's assistant at the Theater Senftenberg. He co-wrote and directed his first play, Kaenguru, in 1989. From 1992-1998 he studied Direction at the "Konrad Wolf" Academy of Film & Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. His films include the documentary It Is It (1993), and the shorts, which he wrote and directed, Wind (1994), Scheissleben (1996), and Das Klopfen (1998), as well as The Night Nurse (Die Nachtschwester, 2000) and Nr. 23 - oder wie der Honigloeffel in die Waesche kam (2003) from the Erotic Tales, and Beyond the Balance (Herzentoeter, 2005).