Nathalie Pfeiffer was born in Lörrach, Germany and grew up in a bi-cultural home with a french mother and a german father. As a 16-year old girl she spent one exchange year in Thailand where she lived together with a Thai family and attended a Thai school. This incisive experience has created deep bonds between her and the country, which has become her second home. She graduated in Regional Studies Asia/Africa from the Humboldt University in Berlin where she studied besides ethnological and socio-cultural topics, the languages Indonesian and Dari. After having lived in Laos and Colombia, she decided to make a profession out of her passion and studied a Master Degree in documentary movie making (Métiers du film documentaire) at the Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence, France. She's been working as a director of photography for the documentary movies “Gare Gazette” by Lola Contal and “Trans*Marseille” by Ulrike Böhnisch and Linda Sepp. Moreover she's been directing 6 short movies for the swiss development aid organisation HELMETS Swiss Intercooperation and the Northern Agriculture and Forestry College in Luang Prabang, Laos. Since April 2015 she's regularly directing short documentary movies at home and abroad for the political youth magazine Fluter - a magazine of the Federal Agency for Civic Education in Germany. Today she's preparing her first feature-length documentary in Colombia.