• Reel 2020
    Reel 2020 • Showreel • Visual effects • 2D/3D • Animation (CGI)
  • "Descendants"
    "Descendants" • Short Film • Animation (CGI) • Visual effects
  • Core "Apocalypse"
    Core "Apocalypse" • Commercial • Beverage • Visual effects
  • Core "Black & White Matters"
    Core "Black & White Matters" • Commercial • Beverage • Beauty • Visual effects
  • WMF
    WMF • Corporate Film • Animation (CGI) • Visual effects • Table Top
  • Daimler Trucks
    Daimler Trucks • Corporate Film • Car • Animation (Drawn) • Visual effects
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Heiko van der Scherm - Director

Heiko van der Scherm Heiko van der Scherm is a 42 times internationally awarded animation and live action director. He worked with Hollywood stars such as Whoopi Goldberg and Juliette Lewis. Born in 1978 in Nuremberg and grown up in Einsteins Hometown Ulm he now lives in Stuttgart in the south of Germany where he studied animation at the Animation Institute of the Filmakademie Baden Württemberg. Heiko van der Scherm has excessive writing and pre-visualization skills together with an unique approach to content creation. You want to communicate something in an exciting way? Heiko can tell you how to do it in an effective and cost efficient manner. Heiko is on the open market since 2009 with finishing his 15 minute long animation short “Descendants” which made him famous in the animation industry. Since then he worked in Germany, the U.S., China, Ukraine and Cuba for clients like Daimler, Bosch, various Chinese Movie productions or the NATO.
General Infos


Animation • Author • Commercials • Corporate Films

3-D Film • Animation (Drawn) • Visual effects • Slow-Motion • Stop Frame

German • English


3sat • Bosch • Core Energy Drink • Daimler • Ehrmann • Ferrero • Fuso • Kreativ Welt • Meray • Nato • Paramount • Pending • Plus • Porsche • SoUncool Beijing • WMF • ZDF

Feature Films
"Darwin Rasse" (Director/Animator/Editor) • "Descendants" (Writer/Director/Modeler/Background Animation) • "Robert Koch Antibiotikum" (Director/Animator/Editor) • "Sommertag" (Writer/Director/Producer) • "The Raft" (Animator/Modeler) • "Urlaub" (Writer/Director)

Feature Film Script
"Curve of Earth" (Script Doctor) • "Dust" (Writer) • "Gasp" (Script Doctor) • "Goldstein" (Co-Writer) • "Lili Marlens Curse" (Script Doctor/Writer) • "No Fun at all" (Writer) • "Soldier of Life" (Co-Writer) • "The Aristocrats" (Writer)


Grand prize of the tokyo anime award
First prize "animation" Iran teherean film festival
Regensburg short film week "special mention"
Wiesbaden filme im schloss "audience award"
Sicaf Korea "jury special award"
San Francisco "best animation award"
PISAF "jury animation award"
Passau "best short" award
Mundos digitales "jury award"
E-magicians France "best of"
Pulcinella award "best european production"
Asolo "best production" award
Animex animation award
ANIMAGO award "best character"
Best Animation Award, Base Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain.
Special Award of the Jury, Sousse International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Sousse, Tunisia.
Audience Award, Festival des Trigitalen Films, Graz, Austria
Großer Preis der Filmwerkstatt, Filmfestival Münster, Münster, Germany
Outstanding Animation Award, Angelus Award, Student Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA
Special Mention at the 9th Ismailia Intenational Festival for Documentary and Short Films, Giza, Egypt
Golden Sun Award, Best fiction short film, Catalonia International Environmental, Film Festival, Spain.
2nd Prize, Animation Section, Lenolafilmfestival, Lenola, Italy.
Platinum Remi, 38thAnnual WorldFest-Houston, Houston, USA.
Audience Award, 3. Medienfestival, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.
Short Film-Students Award, FICCI BAF, Mumbai India.
Best Animation Award, MFA Planet Europe Short Film Festival, Mallorca, Spain.
Best Animation Award, 10. Filmschau Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.
Golden Statue, Roshd International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran.
Best Animation Award, Iranian International Shortfilm Festival, Tehran, Iran.
2nd Prize, National Competition, Interfilm International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.
Short Film of the Month, Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden (FBW), Germany.
Predicate Wertvoll by Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden (FBW), Germany.
Best Animation Award, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Los, Angeles, USA.
Premio Sig. Rossi Award, Cartoonsclub Rimini, Italy.
Grand Prix Award, Seoul Net Festival, South Corea.
1st Prize, Educational Compositing Alternative Short, Animago, Stuttgart, Germany.
Caligari Award by Förderverein der Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Germany

Additional Notes

Exclusivity: international