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The Screen Guide

A 12-year-old girl is found chest deep in the freezing waters of a South Island lake. She’s five months pregnant and when asked who the father is she insists: “No one”. Then she disappears. Detective Robin Griffin’s obsessive search for Tui unravels both Robin and the compromised town of Laketop.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

This title is part of a series:
Top of the Lake
Series listing:
Top of the Lake series 1 series
Top of the Lake: China Girl series 2 2017
Director
Jane Campion  Garth Davis
Writers
Jane Campion  Gerard Lee
Producer
Philippa Campbell
Executive Producers
Jane Campion  Iain Canning  Emile Sherman
Dir. of Photography:
Adam Arkapaw
Cast
Elizabeth Moss - Peter Mullan - Holly Hunter - David Wenham
Production Completion Date
2012
Genre
Drama
Production Company
See-Saw Films Pty Ltd
International Sales
BBC Worldwide

Screen Australia Supported

  • Production support

Selected Awards & Festivals

Screen News

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Australian producer Emile Sherman shares his insights working on Official Co-productions.

31 Jan 2018
By Caris Bizzaca
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We take a look at 13 times actors who weren’t Australian attempted the notoriously difficult accent – with varying degrees of success.

16 Jan 2017
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TV DRAMA ABROAD

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28 Jun 2016
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SELLING FORMATS: HOT AIR OR HOLY GRAIL?

TV DRAMA ABROAD - PART 2: PRODUCER EMILE SHERMAN ON TOP OF THE LAKE

Australian/UK company See-Saw Films and New Zealand’s Escapade Pictures produced Top of the Lake, which is represented by BBC Worldwide. Emile Sherman talks about its success and explains the value of co-commissioning.

24 Jun 2016
By Sandy George