See-Saw Films, the sister production company of Transmission Films, was formed in 2008 by Academy Award® winning producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning.
Founded in London and Sydney in 2008 in partnership with Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie, See-Saw Films produced Oscar® winning film The King'S Speech (dir. Tom Hooper, 2011), Robyn Davidson’s iconic Australian story Tracks (dir. John Curran, 2013) starring Mia Wasikowska, Steve McQueen’s haunting feature Shame (2012) and Emmy® award winning TV series Top Of The Lake (dir. Jane Campion & Garth Davis, 2013).
Current projects include the first feature from Bafta award-winning British director John Maclean, Slow West, a western starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee, Macbeth (dir. Justin Kurzel) starring Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Life (dir. Anton Corbijn), a James Dean biopic starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, epic true story Lion (to be directed by Garth Davis) and Mr Holmes, starring Ian McKellan.
Emile Sherman is one of Australia’s leading producers whose films include Berlin Competition film Candy, starring Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush and Abbie Cornish; Toronto Fipresci Prize winning film Disgrace, starring John Malkovich; award-winning stop motion animation film $9.99; and, as co-executive producer, Golden Globe® nominated Rabbit Proof Fence. Emile was the recipient of the Independent Producer of the Year Award at the 2009 Screen Producers Association of Australia Conference.
Before forming See-Saw, Iain Canning oversaw production, sales and acquisitions for Becker International and executive produced Anton Corbijn’s Control and Steve McQueen’s Hunger, both of which have taken prizes at Cannes Film Festival. Iain has worked on projects from many leading directors including Tom Hooper, Steve McQueen, Jane Campion, Bill Condon, Terry Gilliam, Neil LaBute, John Curran, Michael Caton-Jones and Roger Michell.