Emile Sherman
Emile Sherman at the Oscars, 2017
NationalityAustralian
OccupationProducer
TitleManaging Director and Co-founder of See-Saw Films

Emile Sherman is an Australian film and television producer best known for producing the film The King's Speech (2010), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Picture and the BAFTA award for Best Film and Best British Film,[1][2] and for executive producing television series Top of the Lake, which was nominated for an Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award. [3][4][5] He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won one; nominated for five BAFTAs and won three, and nominated for two Emmy Awards and won one.[6][7][8]

Emile co-founded See-Saw Films with producing partner Iain Canning in 2008.[9] Their offices are based in Sydney, Australia and London, UK.

Early life and education

Emile Sherman graduated from the University of New South Wales with degrees in arts and law, as well as a masters in arts. He is Jewish.[10][11]

Career

Sherman was co-executive producer on Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), starring Kenneth Branagh and directed by Phillip Noyce.[12] Feature films produced by him in the 2000s include Candy (2006) starring Heath Ledger and Geoffrey Rush,[13] and Disgrace (2008) based on J. M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name.[14]

Sherman co-founded See-Saw Films with UK producer Iain Canning in 2008.[15]

Sherman produced Jane Campion's Emmy Award-nominated TV series Top of the Lake (2013).[16] The second series, Top of the Lake: China Girl, also directed by Campion, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.[17][18]

In 2016 Sherman produced Lion,[6] winner of two BAFTA Awards, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.[19][20]

In 2019, Sherman produced short-form British comedy series, State of the Union, which premiered on Sundance TV. The first season starred Rosamund Pike and Chris O'Dowd and won three Emmy Awards including Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. In 2021, the series was renewed for a second season starring Brendan Gleeson and Patricia Clarkson.[citation needed]

In 2021, two TV series produced by Sherman were released: British TV series The North Water, written and directed by Andrew Haigh, starring Jack O'Connell and Colin Farrell, and Australian TV series Firebite, written by Warwick Thornton and Brendan Fletcher and directed by Thornton, Fletcher and Tony Krawitz.[citation needed]

In November 2021, Netflix released The Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, See-Saw's second collaboration with Jane Campion.[21] In 2022, the film won two BAFTAs including Best Film, and was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, with Campion going on to win Best Director. The film originally premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival and Campion was awarded the Silver Lion for Best Director.[citation needed]

See-Saw's TV projects set to release in 2022 include Slow Horses and The Essex Serpent for Apple TV+, and Heartstopper for Netflix. Upcoming[when?] films include Operation Mincemeat; [[Quick The Stranger; and Florian Zeller's The Son.[citation needed]

In April 2022, Screen Australia announced funding for Immersion, a science fiction drama TV series to be directed by Garth Davis, written by Matt Vesely (Aftertaste) and executive produced by Sherman and director/producer Samantha Lang.[22]

Other roles

In addition to his Managing Director role at See-Saw Films, Sherman is a director of Fulcrum Media Finance, a subsidiary of the company. Fulcrum Media Finance is a specialist film and television financier, providing cashflow for the Australian Producer Offset, Location and PDV Offsets as well as the New Zealand Screen Production Grant and the United Kingdom Film Tax Credit. Fulcrum has provided over $200 million in finance to film and television projects to date.[23]

In 2019, Sherman and Canning teamed up with Garth Davis to form a new production company called I AM THAT, with Samantha Lang as head of development.[24]

Sherman is also a director of animal protection institute Voiceless,[25] and a director of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.[when?][26]

In 2021, Sherman launched a podcast with Lloyd Vogelman called Principle of Charity.[27] In the podcast, the hosts bring together two expert guests with opposing views on big social issues, and in addition to passionately advocating their own views, each guest is challenged to present the best, most generous version of the other’s argument.[28]

Awards

Filmography

Film

Year Film Director Writer Notes
2000 Sample People Clinton Smith[29]
Uncle Chatzkel Rod Freedman[30]
2002 Rabbit-Proof Fence Phillip Noyce[31] Christine Olsen
2003 Ned Abe Forsythe[32] Abe Forsythe
The Honourable Wally Norman Ted Emery[33] Andrew JonesRick Kalowski
The Night We Called It a Day Paul Goldman[34] Peter CliftonMichael Thomas
2004 Oyster Farmer Anna Reeves[35] Anna Reeves
2006 Candy Neil Armfield[36] Neil Armfield

Luke Davies

Nominated – AFI Award for Best Film[37]
Opal Dream Peter Cattaneo[38] Peter Cattaneo

Ben Rice Phil Traill

2008 $9.99 Tatia Rosenthal[39] Etgar KeretTatia Rosenthal
Disgrace Steve Jacobs[40] Anna Maria Monticelli Nominated – FCCA Award for Best Film[41]
2009 Linear Anton Corbijn[42]
2010 Oranges and Sunshine Jim Loach[43] Rona Munro Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Film
Nominated – AFI Members' Choice Award
Nominated – FCCA Award for Best Film
Nominated – Inside Film Award for Best Feature Film[44]
South Solitary Shirley Barrett[45] Shirley Barrett
The Kings of Mykonos Peter Andrikidis[46] Nominated – AFI Readers' Choice Award[47]
The King's Speech Tom Hooper[48] David Seidler Academy Award for Best Picture
BAFTA Award for Best Film
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
PGA Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
Nominated – ACCA Award for Best Motion Picture
Nominated – Davis Award for Best Motion Picture
Nominated – EDA Award for Best Picture
Nominated – European Film Award for Best Film
Nominated – Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Film[49]
2011 Shame Steve McQueen[50] Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan Nominated – Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Film
Nominated – European Film Award for Best Film
Nominated – Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Film[51]
2012 Dead Europe Tony Krawitz[52] Louise Fox Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Film
Nominated – FCCA Award[53]
2013 Tracks John Curran[54] Marion Nelson Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Film
Nominated – AFCA Award for Best Film
Nominated – FCCA Award[55]
2015 Life Anton Corbijn[56] Luke Davies
Macbeth Justin Kurzel[57] Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie, Todd Louiso
Mr. Holmes Bill Condon[58] Jeffrey Hatcher
Slow West John Maclean[59] John Maclean
2016 Lion Garth Davis[60] Luke Davies Nominated – Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated – AACTA International Award for Best Film
Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nominated – Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Film
Nominated – PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures[61]
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Film
2017 How to Talk to Girls at Parties John Cameron Mitchell[62] Philippa Goslett, John Cameron Mitchell
2018 Mary Magdalene Garth Davis[63] Helen Edmundson, Philippa Goslett
Widows Steve McQueen[64] Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen
2019 The Day Shall Come Chris Morris Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong
2020 Ammonite Francis Lee Francis Lee
2021 The Power of the Dog Jane Campion Jane Campion BAFTA Award for Best Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated – PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
2022 Operation Mincemeat John Madden Michelle Ashford Post-production
The Stranger Thomas M. Wright Thomas M. Wright Premiered in Un Certain Regard at the 75th Cannes Film Festival
The Son Florian Zeller Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton

Television

Year TV Series Writer Director Notes
2013 Top of the Lake Jane Campion, Gerard Lee Jane Campion, Garth Davis[65] Nominated – Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

AACTA Award for Best Telefeature or Miniseries

New Zealand Film and TV Awards for Best Television Feature or Drama

Nominated – PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television[66]

2015 Banished Jimmy McGovern, Shaun Duggan Daniel Percival, Jeffrey Walker[67] Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Telefeature or Miniseries[68]
2016 Codes of Conduct Matthew Michael Carnahan Steve McQueen[69]
Love, Nina Nick Hornby, Nina Stibbe SJ Clarkson[70]
2017 Top of the Lake: China Girl Jane Campion, Gerard Lee Jane Campion, Ariel Kleiman Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Legend of Monkey Gerard Johnstone[71]
2019 State of the Union Nick Hornby Stephen Frears International Emmy Award for Short Form Series
2020 The End Samantha Strauss Jessica M. Thompson, Jonathan Brough Nominated - AACTA Award for Best Miniseries or Telefeature
2021 The North Water Andrew Haigh Andrew Haigh
Firebite Warwick Thornton, Brendan Fletcher Warwick Thornton, Brendan Fletcher, Tony Krawitz
2022 Slow Horses Will Smith, Morwenna Banks, Mark Denton, Jonny Stockwood James Hawes
2022 Heartstopper Alice Oseman Euros Lyn Post-production
2022 The Essex Serpent Anna Symon Clio Barnard

Music Videos

Year Music Video Director Notes
2013 Arcade Fire: Reflektor Anton Corbijn [72]

References

  1. ^ a b "'The King's Speech' Reigns at Oscars". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ "King's Speech reigns over Bafta awards". BBC News. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Emmy win for Top of the Lake". New Zealand Film Commission. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  4. ^ "2014 Television Drama Series | BAFTA Awards". awards.bafta.org. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Top of the Lake: China Girl receives Golden Globe nomination". Now To Love. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b Lion - IMDb, retrieved 5 April 2022
  7. ^ "BBC Film hails 12 Oscar nominations for The Power of the Dog". www.bbc.com. Retrieved 29 March 2022.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Shame Receives Two Bafta Nominations". www.femalefirst.co.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Emile Sherman - See Saw Films". See Saw Films. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  10. ^ Bloom, Nate (18 February 2011). "Jewish Stars 2/18". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  11. ^ Goldberg, Dan (16 February 2011). "Jewish writer, producer of 'King's Speech' take awards". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  12. ^ Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), retrieved 22 June 2017
  13. ^ Dawtrey, Adam (14 May 2004). "Ledger, Rush sweet on 'Candy'". Variety. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  14. ^ Taylor, Ella (23 September 2009). "Disgrace: Truth Without Reconciliaton". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Emile Sherman - See Saw Films". See Saw Films. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  16. ^ Egner, Jeremy (18 July 2013). "Emmy Nominees: Elisabeth Moss of 'Mad Men' and 'Top of the Lake'". ArtsBeat. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Top of the Lake: China Girl".
  18. ^ "Who Is Nicole Kidman Playing in 'Top of the Lake: China Girl'? Watch the Trailer and Find Out". EW.com. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  19. ^ "Lion: Best Picture - Oscar Nominees 2017". Academy Awards. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Rooney Mara". IMDb. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  21. ^ "BBC Film hails 12 Oscar nominations for The Power of the Dog". www.bbc.com. Retrieved 29 March 2022.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ "Screen Australia announces over $1 million to develop 31 projects". Screen Australia. 13 April 2022. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  23. ^ "Fulcrum Media Finance – A specialist film and television finance company". fulcrum-media.com. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  24. ^ "Garth Davis Joins Forces with See-Saw Films to Launch Production Company 'I AM THAT'". FilmInk. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  25. ^ "Emile Sherman and Voiceless | CNN Travel". Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  26. ^ "Board". www.swf.org.au. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  27. ^ Selinger-Morris, Samantha (16 July 2021). "'One of the greatest predictors of divorce': How to argue better". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  28. ^ "Principle of Charity on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  29. ^ Sample People (2000), retrieved 22 June 2017
  30. ^ "Documentary "Uncle Chatzkel" – Lithuanian Jewish Community". www.lzb.lt. 29 March 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  31. ^ Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), retrieved 22 June 2017
  32. ^ Ned (2003), retrieved 22 June 2017
  33. ^ The Honourable Wally Norman (2003), retrieved 22 June 2017
  34. ^ The Night We Called It a Day (2003), retrieved 22 June 2017
  35. ^ Oyster Farmer (2004), retrieved 22 June 2017
  36. ^ Candy (2006), retrieved 22 June 2017
  37. ^ Candy, retrieved 22 June 2017
  38. ^ Opal Dream (2006), retrieved 22 June 2017
  39. ^ $9.99 (2008), retrieved 22 June 2017
  40. ^ Disgrace (2008), retrieved 22 June 2017
  41. ^ Disgrace, retrieved 27 June 2017
  42. ^ Linear (Video 2009), retrieved 27 June 2017
  43. ^ Oranges and Sunshine (2010), retrieved 27 June 2017
  44. ^ Oranges and Sunshine, retrieved 27 June 2017
  45. ^ South Solitary (2010), retrieved 27 June 2017
  46. ^ The Kings of Mykonos (2010), retrieved 27 June 2017
  47. ^ The Kings of Mykonos, retrieved 27 June 2017
  48. ^ The King's Speech (2010), retrieved 27 June 2017
  49. ^ The King's Speech, retrieved 27 June 2017
  50. ^ Shame (2011), retrieved 27 June 2017
  51. ^ Shame, retrieved 27 June 2017
  52. ^ Dead Europe (2012), retrieved 27 June 2017
  53. ^ Dead Europe, retrieved 27 June 2017
  54. ^ Tracks (2013), retrieved 27 June 2017
  55. ^ Tracks, retrieved 27 June 2017
  56. ^ Life (2015), retrieved 27 June 2017
  57. ^ Macbeth (2015), retrieved 27 June 2017
  58. ^ Mr. Holmes (2015), retrieved 27 June 2017
  59. ^ Slow West (2015), retrieved 27 June 2017
  60. ^ Lion (2016), retrieved 27 June 2017
  61. ^ Lion, retrieved 27 June 2017
  62. ^ How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017), retrieved 27 June 2017
  63. ^ Mary Magdalene (2017), retrieved 27 June 2017
  64. ^ Widows (2018), retrieved 27 June 2017
  65. ^ Top of the Lake (TV Series 2013– ), retrieved 27 June 2017
  66. ^ Top of the Lake, retrieved 27 June 2017
  67. ^ Banished (TV Series 2015), retrieved 27 June 2017
  68. ^ Banished (TV Series 2015), retrieved 27 June 2017
  69. ^ Codes of Conduct (TV Series 2016– ), retrieved 27 June 2017
  70. ^ Love, Nina (TV Mini-Series 2016– ), retrieved 27 June 2017
  71. ^ The Legend of Monkey (TV Series 2017– ), retrieved 27 June 2017
  72. ^ Arcade Fire: Reflektor (Video 2013), retrieved 27 June 2017