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Leo Scherman is a Toronto based director, writer and producer 

whose work focuses on suspense and realism.


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.


Scherman has experience in a cross section of genres including features, docudrama, 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, BBC, IFC, Hulu, SyFy, Sky, TF1, Bell, History, Discovery, Nat Geo and Vice. 

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