Leo Scherman

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Leo Scherman
Born Leo Edmund Scherman
(1975-04-02) April 2, 1975 (age 41)
London, United Kingdom
Alma mater McGill University
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer, actor

Leo Edmund Scherman (born April 2, 1975) is an award winning Canadian director, writer, producer and actor. Scherman graduated in 1997 from McGill University with a degree in Cultural Studies.


Leo Scherman is a versatile filmmaker who has written and directed feature films, television series and commercials. Scherman trained under Paul Schrader and David Cronenberg and at age 28 wrote and directed his first feature film, the thriller White Knuckles. He wrote the feature Living Death starring Kristy Swanson and directed Lou Diamond Phillips in the suspense thriller Never Forget.

Scherman has experience with a cross section of genres including multi-cam and live events. Creator and producer of the Canadian Screen Award winning television series Cock'd Gunns, Scherman directed two seasons of Scare Tactics, has written and directed for NBC, SyFy, Vice, History, Discovery and National Geographic, and directed commercials for clients such as Expedia, Gatorade and McDonald’s.

List of Credits[edit]


Year Film Credited as
Director Producer Writer
2004 White Knuckles Yes Yes Yes
2006 Living Death Yes
2008 Never Forget Yes


Year Film Credited as
Creator Writer Director Performer
2006 Screwed Over Yes Yes Yes
2007-2008 Cock'd Gunns Yes Yes Yes Yes
2008-2009 Howie Do It Yes Yes
2010-2011 Scare Tactics Yes Yes
2011-2012 Pawnathon Canada Yes

Awards and Nominations[edit]

2008 Gemini Award winner for Best Writing in a Comedy Series and Best Ensemble Acting in a Comedy Series

2008 Gemini Award Nomination for Best Comedy Series

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