I Did it My Way

I Did it my Way - The story of Herman Scheerboom's life.

Herman Scheerboom from Amsterdam was born into a half Dutch - half German catholic family. Growing up in the red light district of the city, he joined the Dutch Communist Party and was therefore considered to be the "black sheep" of the family. He fought in the Spanish Civil War, was taken prisoner and deported into a concentration camp. Luckily he was liberated by the Red Cross - after 4 years as camp inmate. Then, Scheerboom managed to catch a ship to England, where he right away joined the foreign Dutch forces to continue the fight against Fascism. He took part in the Operation Overlord, liberating France, Belgium and finally the Netherlands and his hometown Amsterdam from Nazi occupation. Later, Herman Scheerboom became a well known photographer during Amsterdam's Roaring 60ties and 70ties.


  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Herman Scheerboom
    Key Cast
  • Sander Scheerboom
    Key Cast
  • Sybille Fezer
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Burkholz
    Key Cast
  • Romani Rose
    Key Cast
  • Lore Krüger
    Key Cast
  • Gerda Taro
    Key Cast
  • Robert Capa
    Key Cast
  • Vincent Almudever
    Key Cast
  • Irene Almudever
    Key Cast
  • Gerhard Hoffmann
    Key Cast
  • Hans Heisel
    Key Cast
  • Ruzbeh Sadeghi
    Key Cast
  • Jan Translator
    Key Cast
  • Jan-Malte Enning
  • Jan-Malte Enning
    Post Production
  • Fatusch - Funky Five
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 9, 2021
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  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain
  • Language:
    Dutch, French, German, Spanish
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Distribution Information
  • ROADSIDE - Filme mit Courage
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Daniel Burkholz

Daniel Burkholz is an award winning filmmaker, producer and lawyer. He worked as lawyer for environment protection organizations. Later, he worked as leading officer in the fields of environment protection and education. After an intermezzo as divemaster in Thailand, Indonesia and Egypt, he studied the Nomad's culture of the Sinai, the Nomad's Culture of the Great Thar desert, and the Aborigine's culture in Queensland. In 2005, Daniel Burkholz founded Roadside Dokumentarfilm. The UN and the civil society in many countries uses ROADSIDE films for their work. More over, the films have been officially selected for more than 150 film festivals, fests and film series around the world. In 2020, Daniel Burkholz founded the Nomads of Documentary Biennial

Der preisgekrönte Filmemacher, Produzent und Rechtsassessor Daniel Burkholz war langjährig im Umweltschutz- und Bildungsbereich und auch als Rechtsanwalt tätig. Nach einem Intermezzo als Divemaster in Thailand, Indonesien und Ägypten studierte er die Kultur der Nomaden des Sinai, der Großen Thar Wüste und der Aborigines in Queensland. 2005 gründete Daniel Burkholz Roadside Dokumentarfilm. Die Vereinten Nationen und die Zivilgesellschaft in vielen Ländern nutzen die ROADSIDE Filme für ihre Arbeit. Die Filme wurden bereits für mehr als 150 Filmfestivals, Filmfeste und Filmreihen in aller Welt offiziell ausgewählt. 2020 hat Daniel Burkholz die Nomads of Documentary Biennale gegründet.

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My work is my way to take a standpoint.