Academy Award®, BAFTA and Emmy-winning producer Iain Canning co-founded See-Saw Films with Emile Sherman in 2008 and has produced a number of prestige projects, including the 12-time Academy Award® nominated THE POWER OF THE DOG; the six-time Academy Award® nominated LION; as well as THE KING’S SPEECH, which was nominated for twelve and won four Academy Awards® including Best Motion Picture. Canning’s recent projects include THE STRANGER, written and directed by Thomas M Wright; OPERATION MINCEMEAT, directed by John Madden, THE SON directed by Florian Zeller. Upcoming film projects include: FOE, directed by Garth Davis, written by Iain Reid and Garth Davis; THE ROYAL HOTEL, directed by Kitty Green, written by Kitty Green and Oscar Redding; and ONE LIFE, directed by James Hawes, written by Lucinda Coxon and Nick Drake.
Canning executive produced the multi-award winning first season of Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake and its second season Top of The Lake: China Girl, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe. He also executive produced State of the Union, written by Nick Hornby, directed by Stephen Frears which won three Emmy Awards, the second season premiered in 2022 and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. Recent projects include The Essex Serpent for Apple TV+ adapted by Anna Symon, directed by Clio Barnard; Slow Horses for Apple TV+ adapted by Will Smith, directed by James Hawes, the second season launched in December, directed by Jeremy Lovering, with a further two seasons having been commissioned; and Heartstopper for Netflix, created and written by Alice Oseman, directed by Euros Lyn, which has been commissioned for a further two seasons. Prior to founding See-Saw, Canning executive-produced the award–winning films HUNGER directed by Steve McQueen and Anton Corbijn’s CONTROL.
Joanna Laurie joined See-Saw Films as a producer in 2020 after over a decade at Number 9 Films where she served as head of production working alongside Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen before becoming an independent producer. At See-Saw, Joanna produced THE SON starring Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern and is currently producing ONE LIFE starring Anthony Hopkins. Her producing credits include critically acclaimed HYENA by writer/director Gerard Johnson which opened the Edinburgh International Film Festival and won the coveted Fantàstic Òrbita prize at Sitges and THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM written by Jane Goldman, directed by Juan Carlos Medina and starring Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke. Joanna was an associate producer on the Number 9 Films co-production with Indigo Films, YOUTH, by Paolo Sorrentino starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as well as BYZANTIUM directed by Neil Jordan, starring Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan. Her credits as head of production for Number 9 Films include CAROL, THEIR FINEST, ON CHESIL BEACH and COLETTE.