New production venture I Am That
Garth Davis joins forces with See-Saw's Iain Canning & Emile Sherman for new film and TV projects.
Director Garth Davis (pictured) is joining forces with See-Saw Films producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman on a new production venture.
I Am That is a 50-50 Sydney-based partnership that will develop feature film and TV projects.
Samantha Lang (The Well) has been appointed as Head of Development, starting immediately out of its Sydney base. Lang is also president of the Australian Directors Guild.
The partnership follows David & See-Saw working together on Lion, Mary Magdalene and Top of the Lake.
“I Am That stems from my long-standing relationship with both Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, who have been incredibly supportive of me in my filmmaking journey and are wonderful partners,” said Davis. “I also feel very lucky to have the talented Samantha Lang by our side in this new chapter, helping us unearth compelling stories for film and television. Bec Smith and Keya Khayatian of UTA continue to be an indispensable part of my team.”
Canning and Sherman added, “Working with Garth is joyous and creatively exhilarating. He is that rare director who has an auteur’s eye, can build complete worlds, and is at home in the intimate creation of character and performance. We’re thrilled to be building a company around his vision. We are also so pleased to have found Samantha Lang to drive the creative acquisition and development of projects across film and television. Her creative talents and intelligence are second to none, and our tastes are all deeply aligned.”
“It is thrilling to be part of such a promising new venture. I am delighted to be working alongside the brilliant and deeply sensitive Garth Davis, and in the company of Emile Sherman and Iain Canning,” said Lang. “This is a wonderful opportunity to broaden my horizons and collaborate on large scale international film and TV projects, with three creatives whose work I admire.”
See-Saw’s upcoming slate includes Jane Campion’s feature The Power of the Dog for Netflix, Francis Lee’s Ammonite starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, Andrew Haigh’s TV series The North Water with Jack O’Connell and Colin Farrell, and John Madden’s Operation Mincemeat with Colin Firth.