Teddy Cherim - bio

Teddy Cherim

A storyteller by nature, Teddy is a writer, director, and creative who’s known for his innovative perspective, absurdist narrative humor, and intensely human documentaries. 

Teddy attended the Met Film School in London before writing and directing the Dutch/Belgian feature film “Sterke Verhalen,” which made him the youngest Dutch director to have ever filmed a feature-length film with a countrywide cinematic release, at the age of 21. He followed up that success with music videos and short narrative pieces, before landing a life-changing documentary film project with the International Rescue Committee. Shooting from Syrian refugee camps along the Syro-Lebanese border, Teddy found another layer to his passion, realizing the positive real-world influence his filmmaking could have. 

He moved to Nairobi, Kenya to work as Creative Director at MIATV, an East African media production company where he developed highly impactful local television programs and documentaries, and trained filmmakers. Teddy returned to Amsterdam in 2017 and has been helming global ad campaigns, music videos, documentaries, and fictional works, earning various industry accolades in Europe. He has helmed commercials for brands such as G-Star RAW with Snoop Dogg, Paypal, and KFC, and television series including the Netflix docu-series “Human Playground,” was showrunner and director of the successful series “Ruimteschip Aarde,” and “Het Geldspel” for VICELAND. Teddy was also nominated for a Golden Calf at the Dutch Film Festival in the Best Interactive category for the VR documentary “Meet The Soldier.” He is currently in development on his next feature film, a dark comedy set in Kenya.


United By The Bucket (Co-Direct with Ismael ten Heuvel)

NPO Sounds

G-Star Raw

Snoop (Co-Direct with Ismael ten Heuvel)

Consumer's Association


Fatima Yamaha

Own Nothing

No Sauce No Glory


Human Playground (Trailer)