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.
Animation • Author • Commercials • Corporate Films
3-D Film • Animation (Drawn) • Visual effects • Slow-Motion • Stop Frame
German • English
  • Core "Apocalypse"Core "Apocalypse" Core "Apocalypse" • Commercial • Beverage • Visual effects
  • Modelling Reel 2014Modelling Reel 2014 Modelling Reel 2014 • Showreel • 2D/3D
  • "Descendants""Descendants" "Descendants" • Short Film • Animation (CGI) • Visual effects
  • Daimler TrucksDaimler Trucks Daimler Trucks • Corporate Film • Car • Animation (Drawn) • Visual effects
  • WMFWMF WMF • Commercial • Animation (CGI) • Home • Table Top • Visual effects
  • Core "Black & White Matters"Core "Black & White Matters" Core "Black & White Matters" • Commercial • Beverage • Beauty • Visual effects
  • Core "Use Your Tools"Core "Use Your Tools" Core "Use Your Tools" • Commercial • Beverage • Visual effects
  • WMFWMF WMF • Corporate Film • Animation (CGI) • Visual effects • Table Top
  • MerayMeray Meray • Commercial • Food • People • Vignette
  • Core "Fueled by Guarana"Core "Fueled by Guarana" Core "Fueled by Guarana" • Commercial • Beverage • Humour • Visual effects
  • Animation Reel 2014Animation Reel 2014 Animation Reel 2014 • Showreel • Visual effects • Animation (CGI) • Animation (Drawn) • 2D/3D

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 2009
First prize "animation" Iran teherean film festival 2008
Regensburg short film week "special mention" 2009
Wiesbaden filme im schloss "audience award" 2009
Sicaf Korea "jury special award" 2008
San Francisco "best animation award" 2009
PISAF "jury animation award" 2009
Passau "best short" award 2009
Mundos digitales "jury award" 2008
E-magicians France "best of 2008"
Pulcinella award "best european production" 2009
Asolo "best production" award 2008
Animex animation award 2009
ANIMAGO award "best character" 2008
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 2005, 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 2005, Spain.
2nd Prize, Animation Section, Lenolafilmfestival 2005, Lenola, Italy.
Platinum Remi, 38thAnnual WorldFest-Houston 2005, Houston, USA.
Audience Award, 3. Medienfestival 2005, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.
Short Film-Students Award, FICCI BAF 2005, Mumbai India.
Best Animation Award, MFA Planet Europe Short Film Festival 2005, Mallorca, Spain.
Best Animation Award, 10. Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2004, Stuttgart, Germany.
Golden Statue, Roshd International Film Festival 2004, Tehran, Iran.
Best Animation Award, Iranian International Shortfilm Festival 2004, Tehran, Iran.
2nd Prize, National Competition, Interfilm International Short Film Festival, Berlin 2004, Germany.
Short Film of the Month, November 2004, Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden (FBW), Germany.
Predicate Wertvoll by Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden (FBW), Germany.
Best Animation Award, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2004, Los, Angeles, USA.
Premio Sig. Rossi Award, Cartoonsclub Rimini 2004, Italy.
Grand Prix Award, Seoul Net Festival 2004, South Corea.
1st Prize, Educational Compositing Alternative Short, Animago 2004, Stuttgart, Germany.
Caligari Award by Förderverein der Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Germany

Additional Notes

Exclusivity: international