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We are a film studio platform that helps creators come together with viewers to create high-quality TV and film without the Hollywood guesswork.
So how do we do it? The content is created by the greatest film executives of all time. You. …and Steven Spielberg (if he invests in us. Last chance, Steven).
Producers use our platform to pitch film content to you, and then you --the audience-- choose which projects qualify to be potentially distributed by Angel Studios.
We believe that when an audience chooses what gets made, it’s possible that what gets made is exponentially better than a few executives in a room guessing.
Hollywood represents such a small percentage of the diverse groups of people that live in this world and yet it creates the majority of the content.
We’re not math experts but we know that ratio doesn’t make sense. So we decided to give you the chance to choose what you want to watch.
We think it’s crazy that so many TV shows are so bad. Most of us just scroll through Netflix for two hours instead of watching a movie that would take the same amount of time.
You’ve been making fun of horrible movies for years. You knew the interspecies romance in The Bee Movie was going to be bad—and that’s why we trust you to choose the best content better than anyone else.
Especially Hollywood. Because somehow Jerry Seinfeld convinced them The Bee Movie was a great idea. And he’s supposed to be one of the good ones.
To paraphrase something Jerry might say, “What’s the deal with bad movies?”
Creating original content through a crowd of Angel Investors*** is the future of TV and Film.
Empowering people to choose what gets made while allowing them to share in the potential profits is a game changer, to say the least.****
The movie business is a $280 billion industry (source PwC) that impacts every person on the planet that watches screens and we believe it’s about to be disrupted in a major way.
We believe there is no team who can pull this off like Angel Studios can.
Why are we so confident we can pull this off? Because our model has already generated over a $150 million on multiple projects.**
In 2018, over 19,000 of you wanted a TV series with a historically accurate depiction of Jesus.
These investors invested over $10 million dollars to produce The Chosen, which became a smash hit, being viewed over 400 million times, generating over $100 million dollars in revenue. *
In contrast, Hollywood produces most of Seth Rogen’s movies because Seth thought it would be fun.
The Chosen isn’t just a financial success story, it’s almost universally beloved with over 20,000 positive reviews on IMDB and a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.**
To put that in context, the Avengers movie only got a 91% Rotten Tomatoes score, and they had all the infinity stones.
Thousands of other Angel Investors*** raised over $4.5 million dollars to fund The Tuttle Twins, which now has over an 8.9 score on IMDb. And the accompanying Tuttle Twins books have sold over 4 million copies.*
And most recently, fans of the best-selling book series, The Wingfeather Saga, crowdfunded $5 million dollars making it the highest crowdfunded kids show of all time. *
And we forgot to mention that we created this model and knocked it out of the park while being sued by Disney and negotiating a settlement.
Not to brag, but if we could accomplish all of this while battling the largest corporate behemoth the world has ever known, imagine what we could do without a legal battle AND your help.
We want to enable creators of TV and Film to produce content that matters to you, plain and simple.
Plus, we want you to make money. If Angel Studios sees big returns, our Angels who have invested in our Angel Original Projects will share in our success.****
We can’t make any promises on future returns but…
We have generated over $122 million dollars in revenue in 2021, and we believe we are at the beginning of something huge.**
You have the chance to invest in us today and grow together.
Your investment will do 4 things:
1. Build robust community features for all projects to monetize with;
2. Help us expand our team and our technology;
3. Market to new audiences; and
4. Help diversify creative control of what we watch away from the Hollywood executives.
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t join the 50,000+ Angel Investors.***
*Angel Studios is a distributor of these films or televisions shows and has a financial interest in each, but each of these films or televisions shows are separate entities from Angel Studios Inc. The revenues generated by these films are not necessarily indicative of the return on investment for investors in these projects and are not indicative of future success of other Angel Studios productions.
**Revenues generated are not necessarily indicative of profits or return on investment for investors and no profits have been distributed to date.
***Angel Investors are investors who have invested in Angel Studios and any other issuers who have raised money through Regulation Crowdfunding on Angel Funding crowdfunding platform operated by VAS Portal, LLC, a sister company to Angel Studios Inc.
****Past performance does not guarantee future performance. There are many risks to investing. Investors should review all of the offering documents before choosing to invest.
Disclosure: Angel Studios Inc. is “testing the waters” to gauge investor interest in an offering of securities. No money or other consideration is being solicited, and, if sent, will not be accepted. No offer to buy the securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the offering materials are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A prospective purchaser's indication of interest is non-binding.
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Neal Harmon has served as Chief Executive Officer since he helped co-found the Company. Neal worked for Orabrush, Inc. from 2009 to 2013, a company he co-founded, where he served in such capacities as Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the board. He's a co-founder of the Harmon Brothers advertising agency, which has helped clients drive over $350 million in sales with over 1.3 billion views. Neal received his master’s degree from Brigham Young University in Instructional Psychology and Technology in 2002, and his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in American Studies in 2001.
Chief Content Officer
Jeffrey Harmon is a co-founder and Chief Content Officer of the company. He co-founded Orabrush, Inc. in 2009 and served as its CEO from 2009-2010. He continued to serve as Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Orabrush from 2010 to 2013. He's a co-founder of the Harmon Brothers advertising agency, which has helped clients drive over $350 million in sales with over 1.3 billion views. He currently advises other startup companies and concepts. He attended Brigham Young University from 2006 to 2008 where he studied business marketing, traditional marketing, internet marketing, and business administration.
Chief Heart Officer
Liz Ellis is our Chief Heart Officer. With her finger on Angel Studios’ pulse, she’s the ultimate people person, and works to ensure a positive work/life balance for everyone. From 2009 to 2015, before moving to Angel Studios, Liz was the Director of Operations at Orabrush, Inc., where she oversaw personnel and managed large operational tasks. Liz is also a sought-after executive coach, workshop facilitator, ICF Professional Certified Coach, and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.
Liz is the heart of Angel Studios and has instilled a culture that brings out the best in our employees. Her executive-level personal coaching to every team member inspires their best talents and helps them solve challenges, both personally and professionally. Through her tireless empathy, Liz keeps the heartbeat strong at Angel Studios.
Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer, Patrick Reilly oversees the accounting, financial planning, analysis, treasury, and audit functions at Angel Studios. Someone has to. Patrick is a seasoned veteran of tech startups. Prior to Angel, he was Financial Controller at Wingate Web (acquired by Active Network), the VP of Finance at Allegiance, Inc. (now Maritz CX), and the Financial Controller at Moki Mobility, Inc. Patrick has been fundamental in helping create and refine processes in both finance and accounting that allow for quick and reliable data analysis and decisions based on real accurate information. He has all the financial savvy of Wall Street with none of the felonies.
Vice President of Product Strategy
Ajay Madhok is the Vice President of Product Strategy. Ajay is a growth architect who has experienced innovation from both sides- helping grown-ups innovate and building startups to disrupt them. Ajay's expertise is in translating good ideas into new products and growth vehicles. He runs ReBoot, a Venture Studio that builds startups, advises venture funds, and consults large corporations to amplify their innovation efforts. He is an advisor to Playground Global and a member of the technology advisory council of Harman, a Samsung company.
Ajay is a distinguished visiting scholar at MediaX, Stanford researching corporate innovation and organizational resilience. The purpose-built startup is one such model that draws on his experience in combining foundational assets of an enterprise with startup talent to create new growth vehicles.
Dalton Wright is a technological optimist who loves his role in venture capital where he gets to meet and support a wide variety of extraordinarily talented entrepreneurs who endeavor to build consequential companies. His expertise is founder support on the early startup journey, including ideation, opportunity identification, product/market fit, business model, team building, fundraising, and GTM strategies. Dalton helped launch the fund to Kickstart and, later, Kickstart’s student-run Campus Founders Fund (CFF). Dalton also assisted in founding Mexico’s first early-stage tech fund. Today, his investment focus centers around data networks, analytics, ML/AI, blockchain, and health IT. His superpower is his openness to new ideas, people and possibilities and wishes he could live far into the future to see what we are building.
Paul Ahlstrom joined as our director in 2014. Paul has served as Managing Director of Alta Ventures Mexico Fund I, LP since 2010. Over his career, Paul has directly participated in more than 125 venture capital investments and previously represented vSpring Capital on the boards of Ancestry.com, which was sold in 2007 to a private equity firm and went public in 2009 (NASDAQ: ACOM), Senforce, which was sold to Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL), and Altiris (NASDAQ: ATRS), which went public and was then sold to Symantec. (NASDAQ: SYMC), GlobalSim and Aeroprise. Paul has also served as an advisor and board to many successful venture-backed startups including Rhomobile sold to Motorola, SpaceMonkey, SendMi, Convert.com, and Jott. Paul is the author of the popular book related to business startups, *Nail It Then Scale It*, and received his B.A. in Communications from Brigham Young University.
Stephen Oskoui is an Advisor to Angel Studios. He is managing partner of Gigafund, a venture capital firm backing the world's most ambitious and transformative entrepreneurs. Gigafund makes long-term concentrated investments in founders and CEOs who are capable of growing with their companies and maximizing impact over a period of decades. Gigafund contributed greatly to the growth of SpaceX.
Ricky Ray Butler
Ricky Ray Butler is a 15 year digital entertainment veteran who has been at the forefront of reimagining the entertainment and advertising landscape in a world of ever growing digital content. He found Plaid Social Labs in 2009 which was later acquired by BEN. Today BEN is leading the way in helping architect the burgeoning creator economy with AI and deep learning. With the recent acquisition of TubeBuddy, BEN is helping the 6M+ influencers and creators on the platform to be more data driven, in addition to connecting brands to the right audiences in non-ad supported media across film, television, streaming, and influencer.
Butler serves as an advisor and investor for entrepreneurs and charities who share his relentless quest for disruption and deep learning, including applications of natural language generation in gaming with AI Dungeon and powering automated machine learning using unstructured data with Zeff (acquired by DataRobot). Additionally, Butler is the co-founder and co-executive producer on the critically acclaimed streaming series, The Chosen. As one of AdAge’s 40 Under 40, and a member of Forbes Agency Council, Butler is serving as the catalyst for the next generation of data driven entertainment and advertising. Like any data driven creative, Ricky spends his free time creating art no one should see and reading about the myriad of ways data has and can continue to improve the 21st century. Ricky Ray lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles.
Derek Andersen is an Advisor to Angel Studios. He is the co-founder/CEO of Bevy, a SaaS product that helps companies like Salesforce, Atlassian, Google, Snowflake, and Adobe build virtual and in-person communities. He also co-founded Startup Grind, a community of 600 chapters in 125 countries educating, inspiring, and connecting startup people. Since 2012 Startup Grind has hosted 10,000 events for more than 500,000 people. In 2010 he co-founded Commonred which was acquired by Income.com. Derek also previously worked as a product manager at Electronic Arts.
International Language Manager
Luiz Laffey is the International Language Manager for Angel Studios. Luiz is responsible for all the productions which are searching for a world-wide audience in their own language. Portuguese, Spanish, German, Polish, Hindi, Chinese, Tagalog, whatever language you need, he will provide the best experience to the audience, bringing the highest skilled voices talents to make the original production speak like a native. Luiz is also a Brazilian actor with over 20 years of experience in soap operas, dubbing, voice over, TV commercials, and feature films. As the Brazilian voice for more than 150 different characters, from Inside Out to Star Wars, versatility defines Luiz Laffey.
Chief of Staff
Nicole is our Chief of Staff. She keeps the entire company running smoothly. Her attention to detail keeps us all organized, on time, and well-fed. Previous to Angel Studios, Nicole was a key player at Orabrush, managing retail logistics for 4400 Walmart locations. Nicole’s ability to see a need and fill it before anyone even asks is uncanny. We would be lost without her hard work and loyalty.