About

See-Saw Films is an Academy Award®, Emmy and BAFTA-winning film and television production house, founded in 2008 by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman. The innovative production company is made up of an industry-leading team across offices in London and Sydney.

See-Saw’s ‘The Power Of The Dog’ written and directed by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, won the Best Director Academy Award® and was nominated for a further 11 awards; and won Best Director and Best Film BAFTAs, and was nominated for a further 6 awards. See-Saw produced the six-time Academy Award® nominated and two-time BAFTA winning ‘Lion’, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, and in 2011 won the Academy Award® for Best Motion Picture for ‘The King’s Speech’ which swept up an additional three awards from twelve nominations, as well as picking up seven BAFTAs from fourteen nominations. Recent films include ‘Operation Mincemeat’ directed by John Madden, starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen and Kelly Macdonald and upcoming films include ‘The Stranger’, written and directed by Thomas M. Wright, starring Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris; ‘The Son’, directed by Florian Zeller and written by Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby and Anthony Hopkins; and ‘Foe’ written by Iain Reid and Garth Davis, directed by Garth Davis and starring Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre.

See-Saw’s first television series was 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 in 2019 and won three Emmy Awards. Recent television projects include ‘The North Water’ for BBC Two, written and directed by Andrew Haigh, starring Colin Farrell, Jack O’Connell and Stephen Graham; ‘Firebite’ for AMC+, written by Warwick Thornton and Brendan Fletcher, directed by Warwick Thornton, Brendan Fletcher and Tony Krawitz, starring Yael Stone, Rob Collins, Callan Mulvey, and Shantae Barnes-Cowan; a second season of ‘State of the Union’ starring Brendan Gleeson and Patricia Clarkson; ‘Slow Horses’ for Apple TV+, written by Will Smith, directed by James Hawes, and starring Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas; ‘Heartstopper’ for Netflix adapted by Alice Oseman from her bestselling book series, directed by Euros Lyn; and ‘The Essex Serpent’ for Apple TV+, written by Anna Symon, directed by Clio Barnard and starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston.

See-Saw has an in-house sales arm Cross City Films, which handles international sales of its titles in select territories.

See-Saw has two joint venture production companies: I Am That – with creator/director Garth Davis (Lion), and Picking Scabs – with writer/showrunner Samantha Strauss (‘The End’).