Academy Award-winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman co-founded See-Saw Films in 2008. See-Saw Films has released a number of prestige projects, including six-time Academy Award nominated Lion, winner of two BAFTA Awards, starring Dev Patel, Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman and Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara.
In 2010, See-Saw released the Academy Award-Winner for Best Picture The King's Speech directed by Tom Hooper. The multi-Academy Award-nominated film stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.
Among See-Saw's prestigious line up of upcoming film projects is Mary Magdalene starring Academy Award-nominees Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, John Cameron Mitchell’s How To Talk To Girls At Parties starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman and Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen’s Widows starring Academy Award-winner Viola Davis, Academy Award-nominee Liam Neeson and Michelle Rodriguez .
See-Saw’s first television series Top Of The Lake directed by Jane Campion and starring Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter was nominated for eight Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. Top Of The Lake: China Girl, also directed by Campion, recently wrapped production and is set for broadcast in 2017. Starring Elisabeth Moss who reprises her Golden Globe winning role as Detective Robin Griffin, Top Of The Lake: China Girl also stars Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie.
Currently, See-Saw is working on a live action television series The Legend of Monkey for Netflix, ABC Australia and TVNZ. Previous TV projects include Love, Nina written by Nick Hornby, directed by S.J. Clarkson and starring Helena Bonham Carter and Banished, a series for BBC written by Jimmy McGovern.
See-Saw's recent film productions include Steve McQueen’s Shame starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, which received the FIPRESCI Award for Best Film at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, and also garnered the Volpi Cup Best Actor award at Venice for Fassbender, director Justin Kurzel’s Palme d'Or nominated Macbeth. Mr. Holmes directed by Bill Condon and starring Ian McKellen, Life directed by Anton Corbin and starring Robert Pattinson and Slow West starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi-Smit McPhee, which was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2015.
See-Saw, together with Sharon Menzies, established Fulcrum Media Finance in 2008 with the goal of arranging cash-flow for projects in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Fulcrum has provided cashflow for over 150 film and television productions to date.
|2013||Top of the Lake||Jane Campion, Garth Davis||Jane Campion, Gerard Lee||AACTA Award for Best Telefeature or Miniseries
New Zealand Film and TV Awards for Best Television Feature or Drama
Nominated – Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
|2015||Banished||Daniel Percival, Jeffrey Walker||Jimmy McGovern, Shaun Duggan||Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Telefeature or Miniseries|
|2016||Codes of Conduct||Steve McQueen||Matthew Michael Carnahan|
|Love, Nina||S.J. Clarkson||Nick Hornby, Nina Stibbe|
|2018||The Legend of Monkey||Gerald Johnstone||Jacquelin Perske||In Production|
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