Emile Sherman - Patron
Emile Sherman has established himself as one of Australia’s leading feature film producers with credits including the Toronto Film Festival FIPRESCI awarded film Disgrace starring John Malkovich and based on Nobel Prize winning author J.M.Coetzee's novel, the Annie Award Best Film nominated stop motion animation feature $9.99 and award-winning films Candy starring Heath Ledger and Geoffrey Rush and Phillip Noyce's Rabbit Proof Fence. Other films include Australian box office hit Oyster Farmer and Peter Cattaneo's (The Full Monty) Opal Dream which sold to Universal's Focus Features.
Emile recently launched a new film production company, See-Saw Films, in partnership with UK producer Iain Canning, who executive produced Cannes Camera d’Or winning film Hunger, and Camera d’Or Special Mention Control. See-Saw is producing projects with directors including Ray Lawrence (Lantana, Jindabyne), Shirley Barrett (Camera d’Or winner for Love Serenade), John Curran (The Painted Veil), John Polson (Hide and Seek),Tom Hooper (Emmy Award winner for John Adams) as well as continuing to work with Steve McQueen (Hunger) and Anton Corbijn (Control).
See-Saw Film's launched a finance arm to its company, Fulcrum Media Finance, which is now the leading provider of cash flow loans in Australia and New Zealand to finance the Producer Offset. Fulcrum is run by experienced film financier Sharon Menzies.
Emile is also a director and shareholder in Transmission Films, an Australasian distribution company run by ex Dendy Film heads Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie. Transmission Films has a joint venture agreement with Paramount Pictures.
In additional to his film activities, Emile is on the board of a number companies including Voiceless, the Fund for Animals, The Sydney Film School, Australia’s leading non-government film school, The Sherman Group, an investment company managing a substantial portfolio and The Sherman Foundation, a Prescribed Private Fund (PPF).
In 2010 Emile has produced an Academy Award winning feature 'The King's Speech'!
"I continue to enjoy my association with the SFS and watching it flourish along with its graduates, both in Australia and throughout the world." Says Emile Sherman - Producer