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 is actively 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 has been Executive Producer on a number of feature films, including “It Might Get Loud” (2008), a music documentary that explores the world of electric guitar, by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim; “Act of Valor” (2012), an military-themed action film by Bandito Brothers featuring real navy seals; “God’s Pocket” (2014,) directed by John Slattery and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, featured at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival; “Maggie’s Plan” (2015), directed by Rebecca Miller and starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore, featured at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015; and “Guns Akimbo” (2019) starring Daniel Radcliffe, which premiered at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival.