About

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

See-Saw produced 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 projects include ‘Ammonite’ written and directed by Francis Lee, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan; and ‘Widows’ directed by Steve McQueen and starring Viola Davis. Upcoming films include ‘The Power Of The Dog’ written and directed by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons; ‘Operation Mincemeat’ directed by John Madden, starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen and Kelly Macdonald; ‘The Stranger’, written and directed by Thomas M. Wright, starring Joel Edgerton; and ‘The Son’, directed by Florian Zeller and written by Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern and Vanessa Kirby.

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 premier at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 and won three Emmy Awards. Other projects include Samantha Strauss’s ‘The End’ for Foxtel, Sky Atlantic and Showtime, starring Harriet Walter and Frances O’Connor; and ‘The New Legends Of Monkey’, the live action series for Netflix. Upcoming projects include ‘The North Water’ for BBC Two, written and directed by Andrew Haigh, starring Colin Farrell, Jack O’Connell and Stephen Graham; ‘Slow Horses’ for Apple TV+, starring Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden and Kristin Scott Thomas; ‘The Essex Serpent’ for Apple TV+, directed by Clio Barnard and starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston; a second season of ‘State of the Union’ starring Brendan Gleeson and Patricia Clarkson; and ‘Heartstopper’ for Netflix adapted by Alice Oseman from her bestselling book series, directed by Euros Lyn.

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’)