MICHAEL 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.