Ruwan Heggelman

"As a fiction director and screenwriter, I approach stories with a lot of curiosity for the dark side of humanity."

Who am I?

My name is Ruwan Heggelman and I'm a filmmaker from the Netherlands.

I graduated from the HKU as a fiction director and screenwriter with the Tuschinski nominated film Best Friends.

Like life itself, I use multiple genres to tell a story with a lot of curiosity for the dark side of humanity.

I am currently working on multiple projects.
One of which is GNOMES, a feature film in collaboration with Sony Entertainment and 21 Laps.


Unknowingly, a girl enters the habitat of a tribe of killer gnomes during her daily run. Lured by mysterious glowing mushrooms, she'll soon wish she'd stayed on her usual tracks.

The 7th Guest VR

The iconic mystery game that chilled you to the bone in the 90s, the 7th Guest, has been brought back to life with cutting-edge VR technology that delivers an atmospheric and haunting story. During the production of the 7th Guest VR I served as the volumetric director for the cute scenes featuring actors. Volumetric capture or volumetric video is a technique that captures a three-dimensional space, such as a location or performance. I also wrote, directed, shot and edited the trailers for the game.


A dimension-shifting mime player is disturbed in his peace by a student fraternity. His response is unexpected: by using the fourth wall, he turns their world on its head; literally.

I Can Fly

Lisa (Frieda Barnhard) is approached on the street by Sven (Josha Stradowski), after a flirt and a joke, Sven asks her: 'Do you believe that I can fly?'

Best Friends

Childhood best friends Ferry (Huub Smit) and Robert (Martijn Crins), now office colleagues, face the greatest challenge to their friendship yet when one of them begins to transform into a zombie.

Who are you?

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