We are a private company investing in independent feature films, software applications and other business ventures. We do not have any products or services of our own, but rather, invest in companies offering these products and services. HRP was founded in late 2014 and made its first investment in 2015.
HRP was created as a vehicle to have fun and make money on investments in a variety of businesses. We will help fascinating and compelling stories become a reality on the silver screen. We will help entertaining and helpful software applications get a chance. We will keep our eyes open for other investments in areas we are interested in, or where we think the investment will benefit humanity, or where we think we can make a strong profit.
We do not accept unsolicited offers to invest in businesses, nor do we accept unsolicited screenplays. We prefer to find opportunities on our own.
We recognize that many of our investments will be risky and may cost more money than they bring in. Our hope is that some of our investments will be successful enough that they can support the rest of the investments. Further, we hope that in time HRP will be profitable enough that we can use its returns to give significant money to non-profit organizations.
Todd StiefelPresident and Manager
Todd is the former Chief Strategy Officer of Stiefel Laboratories and current President of Stiefel Freethought Foundation. He has experience in sales, marketing, strategy, management and non-profits. He runs HRP’s day-to-day operations.
Diana StiefelChief Operating Officer
Diana has a bachelor of science from University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) in microbiology. Aside from her work in microbiology testing, she has experience in sales and sales training. She is an avid reader and serves as the primary screener of scripts for HRP movies.
The owner pledges to give at least half of their profits from Heretical Reason Productions to Stiefel Freethought Foundation, a non-profit organization .
We strive to make this a business that benefits humanity. The owner will give away at least half of their profits from the business to the Stiefel Freethought Foundation. That’s right, 50% to charitable causes! How many businesses can say that? The mission of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation is to secure humanity’s future by ensuring public policy decisions are based on love and reason rather than bias and dogma.
How do you define owner’s profit for this purpose?
HRP does not pay out salaries and has no employees. We run a low cost organization and only invest in other businesses. Most money HRP earns will be reinvested to help grow the business. Owner’s profit is any money the owner receives from the business in excess of the total amount invested in the business.
As a policy, we do not accept or read unsolicited scripts.
Set in the early 1990's, As You Are is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.
"Fifteen years ago a little indie comedy on a modest budget called Super Troopers quietly entered into theaters and thanks to word of mouth, quickly became a cult classic among college students and bear lovers
"Special jury awards were given to Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s “As You Are,” a teenage crime drama that drew attention at the festival for strong performances from its ensemble cast" More at New York Times.
"Variety’s critics Justin Chang, Guy Lodge and Geoff Berkshire and film reporters Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang weighed in on their favorite breakthrough performances at this year’s Sundance." Congrats to Owen Campbell and Charlie Heaton.
We receive many inquiries and are unable to respond to them all. All unsolicited requests for funding or investments from HRP will be ignored. As a policy, we do not accept or read unsolicited scripts.