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Leo Scherman is a Toronto based director, writer and producer. 


He is the co-writer and director of the WW1-horror film Trench 11,

which won Best Feature Film at Toronto After Dark Film Festival,

garnered the highest audience award in the history of the festival and

played at festivals around the world including LA, Berlin, Manchester, 

Mexico City, Chicago, Telluride and Whistler.

Scherman created the story and is a producer on the upcoming thriller The Weight starring

Ethan Hawke and Russell Crowe.

Scherman is co-creator of the TV series Cock'd Gunns, winner of two Canadian Screen Awards for

Best Writing and Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedic Series.


With a focus on suspense and realism, Scherman has experience in a cross section of genres including

feature films, documentary, true crime, hidden-camera and comedy. Born in London, UK,

Scherman was educated at McGill University in Montreal and trained under David Cronenberg.

CLIENTS (Writer, Director)

Amazon, NBC, IFC, Hulu, Bell, History, Tru, Discovery, SyFy, Sky, TF1 and Vice. 

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