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Heretical Reason Productions

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 Stiefel
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 Stiefel
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 Pledge

The owner pledges to give at least half of their profits from Heretical Reason Productions to Stiefel Freethought Foundation, a non-profit organization .

Frequently Asked Questions

A: It rhymes with “Gleeful.”
A: No. We independently identify the investments that we support.
A: No. We receive several requests a month to help finance documentaries and have a policy to not fund any of them. While these are worthwhile projects, we do not invest in them..
A: We do not have any employees. Not even the president of HRP is employed by the organization.
A: As a policy, we do not accept or read unsolicited scripts.


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.

Catch The Fair One

A boxer plans her own abduction in order to find her missing sister.

Super Troopers 2

The sequel to the hit comedy, Super Troopers.

As You Are

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.

Indie film ‘As You Are’ shooting in the Capital Region

From TimesUnion - “As You Are,” an independent movie concerning adolescent friends in the aftermath of an incident, is being filmed in and around Albany for the next few weeks. Constructed around a police investigation, the

September 17th, 2015|


Email: info AT hereticalreason DOT com

When Submitting Please Note..

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.