Raindog Films

Sector:
Media
Invested in:
Calculus EIS, Calculus VCT

TRANSACTION

Calculus Capital has invested £1.9m in Raindog Films, a UK-based production company co-founded by Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth and music industry veteran Ged Doherty.

COMPANY

Firth and Doherty established Raindog Films in 2012 and subsequently produced an award-winning slate of premium filmed entertainment. Recent projects include Official Secrets directed by Gavin Hood, starring Keira Knightley and Matt Smith, which opened to critical acclaim; Loving, directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga for which she earned an Oscar nomination and Eye in the Sky, directed by Gavin Hood featuring Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul.

The new investment will facilitate Raindog Films’ ambitious plans to expand into TV drama, music content and documentaries. Writer/producer and award-winning researcher Trish D Chetty joins Colin and Ged to implement the company’s growth plans and commitment to identify new writing, directing and production talent.

INVESTMENT RATIONALE

Raindog has an extremely talented team with impeccable connections, meaning they can attract the best talent to work on their projects. The company has already established itself as a leading producer of important films and their expansion into high end small screen content will build on their platform of award-winning productions.