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Calculus invests in fledgling Brouhaha

Brouhaha’s upcoming film Cottontail

The Calculus Creative Content EIS Fund in the UK has invested in Brouhaha Entertainment, a London- and Sydney-based prodco set up by Gabrielle Tana, Troy Lum and Andrew Mason.

Tana, co-CEO of Brouhaha Entertainment, is an Oscar-nominated film and television producer based in London and New York. She produced Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, and The Invisible Woman, directed by Ralph Fiennes. She also produced The Dig, which premiered on Netflix in early 2021.

Calculus said its investment will be used to expand the Brouhaha team and fund development in film and particularly TV projects, where it “has ambitious plans to use key talent relationships to deepen its involvement in the sector,” according to the company.

Gabrielle Tana

At the age of 27, Lum founded Australian indie Hopscotch Films. Over the next decade he released titles including Pan’s Labyrinth, La La Land, Spotlight and many more. His production involvement includes Saving Mr Banks, The Water Diviner and Adore.

Mason has been a producer for more than 25 years, producing Alex Proyas’ sci-fi movie Dark City, as well as The Matrix, The Water Diviner, Silent Hill and Adore.

Forthcoming Brouhaha productions include Firebrand (directed by Karim Aïnouz), All That I Am (Kate Dennis), The Convert (Lee Tamahori), Majesty (Richard E Grant) and Cottontail (Patrick Dickinson).

The trio will be supported by an established network of collaborators, including Carolyn Marks Blackwood, who has produced The Dig, The White Crow and The Invisible Woman and with whom they will continue to work.

Troy Lum

The Calculus Creative Content EIS Fund was established in 2019 in association with the British Film Institute and this is its sixth investment so far.

Tana said: “The producers involved in Brouhaha Entertainment have a track record of creating bold, innovative content with strong connection to A-List talent both above and below the line. We are poised and ready to develop slates to satisfy the market hunger for quality content. The funding from Calculus will enable us to take advantage of this unprecedented content boom.”

John Glencross, CEO of Calculus Capital, said: “The founders have brought together one of the strongest slates we’ve seen since launching the Calculus Creative Content EIS Fund and we are excited to support the business in bringing new content to film and TV audiences.”

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