Netflix has ordered Brouhaha Entertainment’s adaptation of Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe, more than two years after publisher HarperCollins announced it had sold the screen rights to the author’s debut novel.
Brouhaha Entertainment is a newly formed production company combining the slates of Gabrielle Tana, Troy Lum and Andrew Mason. The company is based in both London and Sydney (Australia) and will have extended reach beyond borders due to the unique connections of the principal producers.
The founders have successfully produced 27 films and 9 television projects to date, featuring top talent from around the globe.
Gabrielle Tana is an Oscar-nominated film and television producer based in London and New York. She produced the Oscar-nominated Philomena, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, and the critically acclaimed The Invisible Woman, directed by Ralph Fiennes. Gabrielle also produced The Dig, which premiered with Netflix, in early 2021.
At the age of 27, Troy Lum founded Hopscotch Films which became Australia’s leading independent distributor. Over the next decade he released hundreds of titles including Pan’s Labyrinth, La La Land, Spotlight and many more. His production involvement includes Saving Mr Banks, The Water Diviner and Adore.
Andrew Mason has been a producer for over 25 years, producing Alex Proyas’ sci-fi masterpiece Dark City, as well The Matrix, The Water Diviner, Silent Hill and Adore.
Investment will be used to expand the team and fund development in film and particularly television projects, where Brouhaha has ambitious plans to use key talent relationships to deepen its involvement in the sector.