In 2003, he co-founded 3DAR which is now among the biggest VFX and creative houses in Latin America. After a decade working as VFX supervisor and animation director, he decided to focus on directing live action.  Federico's short film UNCANNY VALLEY went viral and won over 30 awards worldwide - and was optioned by Atlas Entertainment (DARK KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN, SUICIDE SQUAD). 

In 2016, Federico co-produced THE LAST MAN starring Harvey Keitel and Hayden Christensen with 3DAR as the VFX company behind the film. 

Recently, he directed the action scenes for SITIADOS Season 2 for FOX Latin America - the series was the biggest LatAm TV production of that year.  3DAR also produced the VFX for the whole season. 

Last year, Federico directed the pilot episode of BACK TO EARTH, the first crypto-funded series concept - filmed entirely in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Federico Heller is a filmmaker raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He started as an editor in television at a very young age and later evolved his craft as a VFX artist.

He is based in Santa Monica, California and his company, 3DAR, is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Federico’s style is mainly influenced by his early art studies in clay, comic drawing, architecture and visual effects.


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Storyboarding - Animatic. I can't tell you how much I miss them when I don't have them.

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