Colin Firth’s Raindog Moves into TV with New Investment


The UK Creative Content EIS Fund has invested in Raindog Films, co-founded by Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth and music industry veteran Ged Doherty, with plans to expand production into high-end TV content.

Firth and Doherty established Raindog Films in 2012. Recent projects include Official Secrets, directed by Gavin Hood, starring Keira Knightley and Matt Smith; Loving, directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga; and Eye in the Sky, directed by Hood and featuring Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul.

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

Firth said: “The BFI works tirelessly to champion and support independent film and the wider U.K. screen industries, creating opportunities to train and develop new talent, to discover new voices and to ensure the highest ethical standards. We are delighted to receive investment from the UK Creative Content Fund which, although it operates independently, was an initiative of the BFI and its board.”

Doherty added: “We value our independence more than anything and this investment will allow us the freedom to develop little known extraordinary stories and to help them find a global audience with the right partners. We are thrilled that Trish is joining us as she will bring a fresh perspective to everything we do.”

Chetty said: “I have always admired the films that Raindog makes, each one of their films is bold and ambitious and the diversity of their work speaks for itself. I am excited to be joining Colin and Ged at this key stage of the company’s development.”