Academy Award® winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman founded See-Saw Films in 2008. With offices in London, Sydney and Los Angeles, See-Saw specialises in international film and television production.

See-Saw’s television division is run by COO TV Hakan Kousetta and Head of TV Jamie Laurenson.


In 2018 the company expanded its UK and Australian operations to include a US office in addition to signing a three-year first look development, financing and production deal for film with New Regency.
The deal follows the success of six-time Academy Award® nominated ‘Lion’, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara as well as ‘The King’s Speech’ which swept up four Academy Awards® in 2011 including Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Colin Firth and a Best Director nod for Tom Hooper. See-Saw’s latest film projects include ‘Widows‘ directed by Steve McQueen and starring Viola Davis. See-Saw is currently in production on ‘Ammonite‘, written and directed by Francis Lee and starring Kate Winslet and Saorise Ronan.
See-Saw’s television division formally started in 2012 and kicked off with the multi-award winning first season of Jane Campion’s ‘Top of the Lake’. Campion returned with Top of The Lake: China Girl’ starring Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe. 
‘State of the Union’, written by Nick Hornby, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2019. See-Saw is currently in development on ‘The North Water’ to be written and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years), adapted from the novel by Ian McGuire.