Emile Sherman

Underdog Oscar winner, The King's Speech, catapulted Emile Sherman into another league, and his subsequent films (Oranges And Sunshine, Shame, Dead Europe) as a producer have continued to challenge the status quo. But it's Sherman's partnership in the production company, See-Saw, with British based Iain Canning, plus his large share of Fulcrum (run by Sharon Menzies), which provides gap-finance and cash flow loans to feature films (including the likes of Animal Kingdom and Snowtown), that really gives him the ability to get a film made in this country. Dov Kornits, Film Ink, 18 July 2013

Sample People (Clinton Smith, 2000) wr. Peter Buckmaster, prod. Emile Sherman, Barton Smith; Kylie Minogue, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Paula Arundell, Joel Edgerton, Nathalie Roy, Nathan Page, Justin Rosniak, Matthew Wilkinson, Gandhi MacIntyre

Honourable Wally Norman, The (Ted Emery, 2003) wr. Andrew Jones, Rick Kalowski, prod. Emile Sherman, Jonathan Shteinman; Kevin Harrington, Shaun Micallef, Alan Cassell; satirical comedy

Night We Called It a Day, The (Paul Goldman, 2003) wr. Peter Clifton, Michael Thomas, prod. Peter Clifton, Nik Powell, Emile Sherman; Joel Edgerton, Rose Byrne, Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia de Rossi

Candy (Neil Armfield, 2006) wr. Neil Armfield, Luke Davies, adaptation of Luke Davies novel, prod. Margaret Fink, Emile Sherman; Geoffrey Rush, Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish; dark story about a couple's love amid heroin addiction; two lovers embark on a journey of lust, addiction and self-destruction; begins principal photography Sydney 17 March 2005; Berlin Film Festival, Feb 2006; national release 25 Mary 2006

Opal Dream (Peter Cattaneo, 2006) aka Pobby and Dingan, wr. Peter Cattaneo, Ben Rice, Phil Traill, prod. Lizie Gower, Nick Morris, Emile Sherman, dp Robert Humphreys; Sapphire Boyce (Kellyanne), Vince Colosimo, Jacqueline McKenzie; children's; Australian/UK co-production; Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne's imaginary friends in Lightning Ridge; Peter Cattaneo's previous film was The Full Monty

Disgrace (Steve Jacobs, 2008) wr. Anna-Maria Monticelli, J.M. Coetzee (novel), prod. Anna-Maria Monticelli (Jacobs' partner), Emile Sherman; John Malkovitch; Cape Town professor; ethical complexities; South African release 2007

$9.99 (Tatia Rosenthal, 2008) wr. Etgar Keret, prod. Amir Harel, Emile Sherman; Josef Ber, Roy Billing, Geoffrey Rush; Israel-Australia co-production; stop-motion animation

Kings of Mykonos: Wog Boy 2 (Peter Andrikidis, 2010) wr. Chris Anastassiades, Nick Giannopoulos, prod. Nick Giannopoulos, Emiel Sherman; Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Alex Dimitriades

King's Speech, The (Tom Hooper, 2010) prod. Emile Sherman; NOT Australasian; won Oscar Best Film 2011 plus Actor, Director, Screenplay

Oranges and Sunshine (Jim Loach, 2010) wr. Rona Munro, Margaret Humphreys (book), prod. Camilla Bray, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman; Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham; refugee drama; Oz release 21 April 2011

Shame (Steve McQueen, 2010) prod. Iain Canning, Emile Sherman; NOT Australasian

Dead Europe (Tony Krawitz, 2012) prod. Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Liz Watts; Ewen Leslie, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit-McPhee; drama

Tracks (John Curran, 2013) prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, wr. Marion Nelson, John Curran, dp Mandy Walker; Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth; Robyn Davidson's story

Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder; Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; son reunited with birth mother; nominated for Best Film 2017 Oscars


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