Shakespeare said that art is a mirror held up to nature. And that’s what it is. The nature is your nature, and all of these wonderful poetic images of mythology are referring to something in you. When your mind is trapped by the image out there so that you never make the reference to yourself, you have misread the image.
The inner world is the world of your requirements and your energies and your structure and your possibilities that meets the outer world. And the outer world is the field of your incarnation. That’s where you are. You’ve got to keep both going. As Novalis said, 'The seat of the soul is there where the inner and outer worlds meet.
Hyperion Media is an independent multimedia company that finances, produces and develops film & television content for a global audience. We take pride in working with the best, the brightest and most creative people in the industry to produce both critically acclaimed and commercially successful films.
Actively providing financing in the entertainment industry since 2005, Hyperion was an early investor in Legendary ("300", "The Dark Knight", “ The Hangover”, "Jurassic World") as well as other high-flyers such as Bandito Brothers ("Act of Valor”, “AOV 2”, “Need For Speed") and tech companies like DAX Cloud. Hyperion combines this foresight of historically strategic film investments with high-level, discerning taste in material and consistent recognition at film festivals such as Sundance, Toronto and Cannes.
Our insight, expertise and network allow us to service projects with a wide range of budgets. We provide hands on support from the early development stages through to production and delivery. We are able to attract and attach high-level talent, secure presales, leverage tax credits, finance and promote projects at the major international film festivals and markets.
Our primary focus is on Film Finance, Production and Film & Television Development. Hyperion also has previously been involved in funding Distribution and P&A.
We provide a wide variety of film funding services; including equity, debt and mezzanine finance. Our versatile legal and business affairs team consists of top-notch firms that offer a broad spectrum of expertise.
MMICHAEL MAILIS has made a career of carefully researching and finding creatives, companies and deals at early stages and investing considerable resources and management expertise in them to create a significant return of capital.
Michael is the founder and CEO of Hyperion Media, a private equity firm that specializes in strategic media and technology investments. With a discerning eye and keen understanding of the film industry, Michael has established Hyperion Media’s reputation for high-level taste and a quality viewpoint. His latest endeavor is building Hyperion Media for the new age of film and distribution. Hyperion will be an entity involved with financing, production and development.
Hyperion’s visionary track record began as one of the early investors in Legendary Pictures, the financing entity behind Warner Bros. Pictures releases, “The Dark Knight,” “300” and “Inception,” to name a few. Hyperion is a majority shareholder in Bandito Brothers, originally a fledgling commercial & film production house that has grown to become a major motion picture/action film production company in the industry. Hyperion is also a majority shareholder in the technology company Dax Cloud. Dax Cloud offers a suite of powerful applications optimizing the business process in content production and distribution management for creative leaders such as 20th Century Fox, CBS, Miramax, Showtime, Lifetime Television, and Lionsgate.
Michael Mailis was the executive producer of “It Might Get Loud,” the documentary exploring the electric guitar, directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim, featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White, released by Sony Classics. He is also the executive producer of the Bandito Bros. action thriller, “Act of Valor” and the documentary: “Waiting for Lightning.” Michael is also the executive producer on “Goodbye World,” directed by Denis Hennelly and starring Adrien Grenier. More recently, Michael executive produced “God’s Pocket,” directed by John Slattery and featured at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Currently, Michael is an executive producer on the documentary “The Heroes Project, the story of seven amputee veterans taking on the ultimate challenge of climbing the world’s tallest mountain on each continent, the Seven Summits, including Everest. Directed by Academy Award winner Frieda Lee Mock, the documentary is scheduled for release in late 2016.
Stephen Nelson is the Director of Operations at Hyperion Media. He oversees day-to-day business activity and all aspects of project development, production and finance. Drawing on years of production management experience, he has cultivated an expertise in several aspects of independent film production; including scheduling, budgeting, accounting, finance and distribution.
Susan Wrubel, a Film Executive with close to 20 years of experience in film acquisitions, sales, production, marketing, and distribution, is a consultant working closely with Hyperion Media Group. After a stint as VP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Paramount Classics, Paramount Pictures’ specialty division, Wrubel began consulting for internationally focused companies in content acquisition and aggregation, as well as helping with packaging and securing production finance for US, Latin American and European-based independent producers. Past clients include Back Up Films, Paris; UK-based international foreign sales agency The Salt Co; Rio Int’l Film Festival; startup online film finance site, Slated, and New York's IFP.
Wrubel oversaw and curated the No Borders co-production market during the IFP’s Independent Film Week from 2010-2013, in addition to producing the 2012 edition of the Gotham Independent Film Awards, also for the IFP.
Currently Wrubel is an executive producer on Hyperion's upcoming film MAGGIE’S PLAN; co-executive producer on Hyperion's THE HALLOW which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and will be released later this year by IFC Midnight; a production exec on the film STILL ALICE; and an executive producer on ADIRONDACK HUNT CLUB, which is currently in development.
Wrubel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
Gabriella Ludlow has over 25 years of experience in the film and music industries and manages Hyperion’s business affairs. Over the course of her career, she has provided strategic consulting and business affairs services to investors, producers, writers, directors, composers and music supervisors, as well as business and legal services on more than 100 feature and documentary film productions. Recent notable films include, “Carol,” “While We’re Young,” “Shame,” and “The Spectacular Now.” Additionally, Ms. Ludlow often serves as a guest lecturer on the business of film at New York University and Columbia University.
Hyperion currently owns the rights to a large slate of Intellectual Property. Information about Hyperion’s slate is confidential, but can be shared privately with third parties. These projects are actively being developed for the following platforms:
We provide financing solutions for individual projects utilizing a number of components, including but not limited to the following:
Hyperion actively produces a select number of projects in house, which are either fully or partially funded by Hyperion. We can manage all aspects of pre-production, principal photography, post-production and delivery. We have a state-of-the art Avid editing suite on site for offline editing.
With award-winning projects in our portfolio, we provide the expertise and resources for budgeting and financing Print & Advertising.
Currently, Hyperion portfolio companies work across platforms that cover film, gaming, distribution, software development, original online content, and digital asset management. With over 25 years of combined investment experience, Hyperion has the experience, diverse network, and vision necessary to add value in its relationships with current and future portfolio companies.