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Cyrus Productions Company

Cyrus: The Motion Picture

Regulation Crowdfunding
Torrance, CA
Film & Video
Accepting International Investment
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The First Epic Action Film to Offer Profit-sharing

Invest in Cyrus, a Major Motion Picture

Previously, motion pictures were reserved strictly for the extremely wealthy... the top 1%, the high net worth individuals in the upper echelon of American society. 


If you fell within the other 99% of the population and were interested in making a movie (or investing in a movie) your only option was crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiego. Where, as an investor, you can't make anything in return if what you fund just so happens to take off!


Since the implementation of the JOBS ACT, this has all changed. Now, you can invest as little as $250 in a motion picture. 


Our team here at Cyrus the Great Production, Inc. is interested in taking full advantage of the JOBS ACT ... and creating some incredible art along the way.


We want to produce the very first epic action film to offer profit-sharing. The movie we plan to produce is called Cyrus, a historical movie about the life and legacy of Cyrus the Great.


By investing in Cyrus, you won't just be investing in a movie about a god-like figure that completely changed the course of history, but you will be making history yourself. 


Not entirely sure who Cyrus the Great is? No worries, keep reading and we will tell you all about him!

An Investment Opportunity That Will Make History

Before we dive into the life and legacy of Cyrus The Great, we want to first show you the the terms of our investment opportunity along with some of the perks you will receive if you take advantage of it!


The First Action Epic Film To Offer Profit Sharing through Equity Crowdfunding

Invest in Cyrus The Great Production company.


Investment 

  • 100% of the adjusted gross profit gets returned to you first.
  • Once you've received 120% of your principal investment, then your return adjusts to a prorated share of 50% of net profits.

Minimum Investment: $250.


Security Type: Revenue Share - Investor Financing Agreement.


Round Size: Min: $10,000; Max: $107,000.00


Return on Investment: 100% Adjusted Gross Proceeds to Investors until recoupment of 120% of principal investment, then, then a prorated share of 50% of adjusted gross proceeds thereafter.


Projected Budget: $15 million.

Perks *


  • Supporter -- $500+ -- A personalized film poster signed by the cast.

  • Backer -- $2,000+ -- A personalized film poster to you signed by the cast, producer and director.

  •  Star -- $3,000+ -- Two tickets to the premier and after party in Los Angeles. You get to walk down the red carpet with the stars! Time and date TBA. You must provide your own travel and accommodations.

  •  Red Carpet Club -- $4,000+ -- A painting about a scene of the movie by Davood Roostaei, the Master of Cryptorealism and internationally well-known artist and four posters signed by the cast, producer and director. Two tickets to the premiere and the afterparty in Los Angeles, where you can walk down the red carpet with the stars (Time and date TBA)

  • Affiliate Producer -- $10,000+ -- Credit on IMDB and/or our website, and since you are an affiliate producer, you get to visit the set while we are filming! You and a guest get to meet the cast and crew (filming date/location TBA). Four tickets to the premiere and the afterparty in Los Angeles, where you can walk down the red carpet with the stars (Time and date TBA) and a personalized poster. Maybe an extra on the set. You must provide your own travel and accommodations.

  • Co-Executive Producer -- $25,000+ -- Credit on screen and on IMDB. And you get to visit the set while we are filming! You and a guest to meet the cast and crew and hang out. (Filming date/location TBA). Four tickets to the premiere and afterparty in Los Angeles, and you get to walk down the red carpet with the stars! (Time and date TBA). Includes a painting about a scene of the movie. Maybe an extra on the set. You must provide
    your own travel and accommodations.

  • Executive Producer -- $100,000+ -- Credit on screen and on IMDB. And you get to visit the set while we are filming! You and a guest to meet the cast and crew and hang out. (Filming date/location TBA). Eight tickets to the premiere and afterparty in Los Angeles, and you get to walk down the red carpet with the stars! (Time and date TBA). Includes two paintings about two scenes of the movie by the Master Davood Roostaei. An extra on the set. You must provide your own travel and accommodations.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed. Perks are meant to be a “thank you” from the company for investing and to provide you with an experience not available to the public. If you qualify for a perk that can only be fulfilled by being at a certain place on a certain date and you cannot make that time and place, we regret that we cannot change our schedule to accommodate any investor – you will have to forgo that perk.

Catering to a Large Global Audience

Cyrus the Great is both highly respected and revered by the Persian and Jewish communities, as well as by countries that were ruled and had their histories shaped by him, stretching across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and even parts of Africa. We know that these communities won't just support our movie; they will embrace it. For decades, they have been waiting for a movie covering the legacy of Cyrus the Great... and we are ready to give them that movie!


What You Need to Understand About the Epic Film Industry

If you haven't heard about it... You've certainly seen it in theaters... The Epic film isn't just making a comeback... Epic films are back.


Between 300: Rise of An Empire (grossed $337.6 million USD), Noah (grossed $362.6 million USD), Hercules (grossed $244.8 million USD) and Exodus (grossed $268.2 million USD) there is plenty of evidence to show that it is time to take advantage of this epic trend (Source: Motion Picture Association of America MPAA).


Hollywood is once again obsessed by the ancient world and is hungry to consume movies and television shows that can take them back in time to the lost world. 


While in the 70s and 80s production companies had to build out massive sets that cost thousands to create an Epic film, today with new innovative technologies it is more affordable than ever to produce a blockbuster. 

The Influence of Cyrus the Great's Vision and Leadership on the U.S. Constitution

The Founding Fathers of the United States, especially Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin were strongly influenced by Cyrus the Great’s legacy of governance based on respect for freedom of religion, customs, language and traditions.

This painting by Davood Roostaei depicts the fact that the Founding fathers of the United States admired and consulted Cyrus’ legacy of governance as described in the Cyropaedia. Thomas Jefferson recommended two books to be read by fellow members representing two opposing ideology: Xenophon’s Cyropaedia and Machiavel’s Prince. At the end, our Founding Fathers selected Cyrus’s vision.


This painting was presented by Cyrus The Great Production Company to Mayor of Los Angeles and Board of Supervisors on March 20, 2018. It is hanging in Los Angeles City Hall.

Who Was Cyrus The Great?

Cyrus The Great was introduced into the world in an epic way. Before he was born, his grandfather had a dream that Cyrus would grow up to overthrow him. So, out of fear, his grandfather planned to have him killed as soon as he was born. Fortunately, a shepherd by the name Mithradates replaced Cyrus with his own stillborn son and raised the young Cyrus as his own. 


This epic birth was a fitting introduction into the world that Cyrus was destined to one day conquer. As Cyrus grew in strength, wisdom and his keen ability to lead, his influence grew as well, stretching to reach nearly every corner of the known world. Cyrus would go on to create the Persian Empire, conquer Media, Lydia and Babylon and free the Jews from captivity. 


Interestingly enough, while Cyrus still to this day is considered a savior among the Jewish people, his greatness is not as well known as it should be. In addition to epic films like Braveheart, Gladiator, Ben-Hur, and the Ten Commandments, Cyrus the Great is an incredible retelling of one of the most extraordinary men who ever lived.


We believe more people should be aware of his story and what he did for history. 

What Cyrus The Great Achieved in his lifetime

  • After conquering the Median Empire in 550 B.C., Cyrus The Great spared the life of their ruler, Astyages and made him an ally.
  • In 546 B.C., Cyrus conquered the Lydian empire, capturing the capital city of Sardis in just 14 days. 
  • In 539 B.C., Cyrus went on to conquer what many might argue as being the greatest city of the ancient world, Babylon.
  • Up to that point in history, Cyrus created the largest empire the world had ever seen, The Persian Empire –– stretching across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and even parts of Africa. 
  • Cyrus was referred to as the Liberator, highly-touted for his open policy when it came to religion –– after conquering an empire he allowed its people to practice whatever religion they desired. 
  • Cyrus went on to rebuild an ancient highway called The Royal Road and created the first credible postal service, which allowed him to quickly push information throughout his massive kingdom. 
  • Long after Cyrus' death, he would go on to heavily influence great leaders like Thomas Jefferson and writing of US Constitution. 

Cyrus The Great Is More Than Just a Movie

Besides bringing to life the legacy of one of the most extraordinary individuals to ever live, Cyrus The Great has a strong theme that the world needs to hear. While Cyrus was building one of the largest empires the world had ever seen, he was doing it in such a way that was harmonious.


He ruled and conquered to unite the world under his benevolent and strategic leadership. He created the first Human Rights Charter, with freedom of religion, speech, customs and employment. Cyrus led with unparalleled genius and established a humanistic-based strategy and leadership style that was respected and obeyed by all. 


Cyrus was able to govern one of the largest empires to ever exist through harmony. The amazing things he did still hold a message that his message is still relevant today.

Where Your Money Will Go To Make This Movie Possible

Since you will be trusting us with your hard earned money, we want to be as transparent as possible with you about what we will be using that money for. We estimate the production budget of this movie being between $15 million and $20 million. We would like to raise an initial round of $107,000 through crowdfunding, which will cover the development and production costs. Below you will find where we expect that money going:

Use of initial $ 107,000 funds...


  • Fee to Original Scriptwriter: $10,000
  • Script Edits / Additional Polish: $5,000
  • Publicity and Marketing: $25,000
  • Fee to Unit Production Manager: $10,000
  • Fee to Cost Estimator (for Detailed Production Budget): $5,000
  • Casting Director (to Secure Cast): $10,000
  • Music Supervisor: $10,000
  • Producer Fees: $20,000
  • Attorney and Accountant’s Fees: $7,000
  • Administration / Office Costs: $5,000

Distribution Plan

Film Festival Targets

We are planning to attend the following Film Festivals:


  • Sundance (January)
  • Berlin (February)
  • South-by-Southwest (March)
  • TriBeca (April)
  • Cannes (May)
  • Telluride (August)
  • Venice (August)
  • Toronto (September)
  • New York Film Festival (September)

During the production phase, we will be seeking to sign a distribution agreement with a major studio. Our plan is to get accepted into a variety of top tier film festivals, which will enhance our exposure. 


We will also be looking to partner up with a Foreign Sales Agent to market and sell our movie internationally, territory-by- territory, at the many film markets and conventions held throughout the year. These markets and conventions take place in various cities around the world (Cannes, Berlin, Santa Monica, etc.) where buyers from 39 non-US countries seek to purchase the rights to independently produced movies such as “Cyrus”.


Selling these licensing rights will provide maximum exposure for our movie. Moreover, we can generate additional revenues through a variety of video-on-demand platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, iTunes, and Cable providers, as well as DVD/Blu-Ray.

Invest & Own a Piece of Cyrus The Great

We aren't entirely sure how you got here, on this page we mean. But, we know one thing for certain, it wasn't by chance. It's not every day that you are presented the opportunity to participate in the revenues of an action film. It's not every day that you have the chance to help tell the story of one of the most extraordinary individuals to ever walk the Earth. It's not every day that you can make history. 


What will you do? Or better yet, what would Cyrus have done?

In the Press

Cyrus the Great: An Epic Film In The Making
May 1, 2018

A fast-paced drama of the life of Cyrus the Great that begins when he is kidnapped at birth because of prophecy and left to die in the wilderness. The beginnings of a heroic warrior destined to become the founder of an empire that would stretch from Africa and Egypt to India.

Cyrus The Great Movie
December 22, 2017

A description about the motion picture "Cyrus". Background information about the key people and management of the company producing the movie.

Cyrus The Motion Picture
February 26, 2018

Our team was guest on LA Talk Radio with host Ilona Europa discussing the motion picture Cyrus and the life and legacy of Cyrus the Great.

Offering Summary

Maximum $107,000 of revenue participation rights ($107,000)

Minimum $10,000 of revenue participation rights ($10,000)


Company
Cyrus The Great Production Company, Inc.
 

Corporate Address
21515 Hawthorne Blvd., #204, Torrance, CA 90503
 

Description of Business
Produce and distribute the Motion Picture "Cyrus"
 

Type of Security Offered
Revenue Participation Rights
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$250
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$250










Revenue Participation Rights

Distribution Rights 

Adjusted Gross Proceeds (those proceeds available to Producer after payment of expenses, debts, deferments, and contractually or legally obligated payments, as more specifically defined below) shall be allocated as follows:

First, 100% (100%) of Adjusted Gross Proceeds shall be paid to Investor and the Additional Investors on a pro rata (based on the ratio that their respective financing contributions bears to the aggregate of the Investor Funds and the Additional Funds) and pari passu basis until such time, if ever, as Investor has received an amount equal to one hundred and twenty percent (120%) of the Investor Funds, and the Additional Investors have received an amount equal to one hundred and twenty percent (120%) of the Additional Funds; and following such time, if ever, as Investor has recouped an amount equal to one hundred and twenty percent (120%) of the Investor Funds,  and the Additional Investors have recouped an amount equal to one hundred and twenty percent (120%) of the Additional  Funds, then any remaining Adjusted Gross Proceeds shall be referred to as “Net Proceeds”, and shall be paid as follows: (a) fifty percent (50%) to Producer (“Producer’s Net Proceeds”); and (b) fifty percent (50%) to Investor and the Additional Investors on a pro rata basis (based on the ratio that their respective contributions bears to the aggregate of the Investor Funds, and the Additional Funds. 

Revenues are generated through sale of domestic distribution rights, selling licencing rights to video on demand platforms such as Netflix, amazon Prime, Hulu, iTunes, and cable providers and DVD/Blue-Ray. Additionally, we will also be looking to partner up with Foreign Sales Agents to market and sell the movie internationally, territory-by-territory, at the many film markets and conventions held throughout the year. These markets and conventions take place in various cities (Cannes, France, Berlin, Germany, Santa Monica, California, etc.) around the world, where buyers from 39 non-US countries seek to purchase the rights to independently produced movies such as “Cyrus”. Additionally, Games could be a very significant source of revenue as the movie Cyrus has huge potential for games.


Perks* 

Supporter-- $500+ --A personalized film poster signed by the cast.

Backer-- $2,000+ --A personalized film poster to you signed by the cast, producer and director.

Star-- $3,000+--Two tickets to the premier and after party in Los Angeles. You get to walk down the red carpet with the stars! Time and date TBA. You must provide your own travel and accommodations.

 Red Carpet Club-- $4,000+--A medium size painting about a scene of the movie by Davood Roostaei, the Master of Cryptorealism and internationally well-known artist and four posters signed by the cast, producer and director. Two tickets to the premiere and the afterparty in Los Angeles, where you can walk down the red carpet with the stars (Time and date TBA)

Affiliate Producer-- $10,000+-- Credit on IMDB and/or our website, and since you are an affiliate producer, you get to visit the set while we are filming! You and a guest get to meet the cast and crew (filming date/location TBA). Four tickets to the premiere and the afterparty in Los Angeles, where you can walk down the red carpet with the stars (Time and date TBA) and a large painting by the Master Davood Roostaei about a scene of the movie. Maybe an extra on the set. You must provide your own travel and accommodations.

Co-Executive Producer--$25,000+-- Credit on screen and on IMDB. And you get to visit the set while we are filming! You and a guest to meet the cast and crew and hang out. (Filming date/location TBA). Four tickets to the premiere and afterparty in Los Angeles, and you get to walk down the red carpet with the stars! (Time and date TBA). Includes two large painting by the Master Davood Roostaei about a scene of the movie. Maybe an extra on the set. You must provide
your own travel and accommodations.

Executive Producer--$100,000+-- Credit on screen and on IMDB. And you get to visit the set while we are filming! You and a guest to meet the cast and crew and hang out. (Filming date/location TBA). Eight tickets to the premiere and afterparty in Los Angeles, and you get to walk down the red carpet with the stars! (Time and date TBA). Includes two paintings by the Master Davood Roostaei about two scenes of the movie. An extra on the set. You must provide your own travel and accommodations. Perks are meant to be a “thank you” from the company for investing, and to provide you with an experience not available to the public.

Perks are meant to be a “thank you” from the company for investing and to provide you with an experience not available to the public. If you qualify for a perk that can only be fulfilled by being at a certain place on a certain date and you cannot make that time and place, we regret that we cannot change our schedule to accommodate any investor – you will have to forgo that perk.

*All Perks occur after the offering is completed.


Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to employees; any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Total Assets
$29,600.00 USD
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Cash And Cash Equivalents
$100.00 USD
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Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
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Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
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Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
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Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
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Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
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Net Income
$0.00 USD
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Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Funds Disbursement

11 months ago

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As you might know, Cyrus Productions Company has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cyrus Productions Company be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

American Film Market

12 months ago

Our team attended and participated at American Film Market (AFM) from October 31 to November 7, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. The conferences were quite informative and educational. We attended conferences regarding Film Financing, Domestic and International Film Distribution, producing Content for a Global Market, Production Conference, Pitch Conference, Blockchain Conference, Producing Studio Films with Independent Budget, Producing for Pre-sales Marketplace, Casting Conference, Working with Sales Agents, and Location Conference. There exist significant cash incentive programs available for domestic and international locations ranging from 20 to 35%. The cash incentive really helps with our financing and will be a significant component of our budget. This conference also gave us a significant opportunity to network and get to know key people in our industry. Overall a great conference.









Notice of Funds Disbursement

12 months ago

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Hello!

As you might know, Cyrus Productions Company has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cyrus Productions Company be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

American Film Market

12 months ago

We will be attending and participating at American Film Market (AFM) from October 31 to November 7, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. 


American Film Market

12 months ago

We will be attending and participating at American Film Market (AFM) from October 31 to November 7, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. 

The American Film Market 
The core of the AFM is the market. Over 400 production/distribution/sales companies have offices at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel where they meet with territorial (national) buyers from 80+ countries to acquire films, both completed and those in every stage of development and production. Many companies are also there to meet with producers who are seeking representation or production partners. The American Film Market is the world’s largest motion picture business event. Over 7,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, conferences, networking and parties. Participants come from more than 80 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace — with over 200,000 square feet of exhibition and office space — where production and distribution deals are closed. More than US$1 billion in deals will be sealed — on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production. With 7,000 attendees, 500 screenings, 400 exhibiting distributors, and the industry’s largest Conference series, AFM is the pivotal destination for independent filmmakers and business people from all over the world.




Cyrus The Great Day

12 months ago

Today, October 29, 2018 is Cyrus The Great Day. It is observed in the world and is identified by United Nations in recognition of contributions of Cyrus The Great to humanity, to the course of human history and to the fact that he was the first proclaiment of Human Rights Charter as was discovered on Cyrus Cylinder. Let us celebrate and recognize Cyrus as he is of the few people in the world who truly deserves the title The Great.

CYRUS in Beverly Hills. Key Note Speaker: Dr. Julian Gold, Mayor of Beverly Hills

12 months ago

Cyrus in Beverly Hills Event Video

12 months ago

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year ago

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As you might know, Cyrus Productions Company has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cyrus Productions Company be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Cyrus Productions Company has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cyrus Productions Company be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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Paintings depicting Cyrus Motion Picture at the Beverly Hills Exhibition

about 1 year ago














Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 1 year ago

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Cyrus Productions Company is extending by 60 days.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Cyrus in Beverly Hills

about 1 year ago

Our event titled "Cyrus The Great in Beverly Hills" was held on Sunday September 23rd, Monday September 24th and Tuesday September 25th in Municipal Gallery in Beverly Hills, California. We had tremendous  number of participants and visitors. Over 500 people attended the opening ceremonies on Sunday evening. Dr Julian Gold, the Mayor of Beverly Hills was our Keynote Speaker. we were presented with Letter of Accommodation and Recognition for production of the Motion Picture Cyrus by the Mayor and City Council Members. Attached are some of the pictures of this fabulous event.











Recognition by Dr. Julian Gold, Mayor of Beverly Hills regarding "CYRUS" the Movie

about 1 year ago

Marketing Package and Film Deck

about 1 year ago

We have prepared a comprehensive Marketing Package and Film Deck which we will distribute and show on wide-screen TV at our special event in Beverly Hills. We have received a number of email from our investors and followers interested to attend this special event. Space is limited, please RSVP by Wednesday September 19, 2018. You name needs to be on our guest list in order to get entry. 

CYRUS THE GREAT IN BEVERLY HILLS

about 1 year ago

We have received tremendous response to our Special Event titled CYRUS THE GREAT IN BEVERLY HILLS. We are almost fully booked for our VIP event, Sunday 23rd of September from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Following Monday and Tuesday, we are open to public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Luxurious Gallery of Beverly Hills City Hall,  455 North Rexford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. If you are interested to join us please send us an email and register with us. Dress code is semi-formal and Hors d'oeuvres will be served. We have contacted major national and local media for the event. Additionally, we have advertised this event on Print, TV and radio. Join us and celebrate the motion picture "CYRUS" in the making.



Cyrus The Great in Beverly Hills

about 1 year ago

This is a major Event. We will be exhibiting the Cyrus Edition of 24 paintings by the Great Master Davood Roostaei depicting major scenes of the movie Cyrus. Additionally, we will be providing the visitors with full package about our feature film Cyrus and will be showing the trailers of Cyrus The Motion Picture. This event shall be named Cyrus in Beverly Hills. The primary purpose is educational as well as promotional so as to inform the public about our feature film as well as the legacy of Cyrus The Great and his contributions to mankind. Sunday September 23 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm shall be the opening day of the event and our guests are by invitation only. The list includes Hollywood celebrities, investors, and prominent people in the public and private sectors. Following Monday and Tuesday the event shall be open to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please RSVP 

 


Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year ago

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As you might know, Cyrus Productions Company has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cyrus Productions Company be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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Financing Cyrus The motion Picture

about 1 year ago

Financing of Cyrus The Motion Picture

Phase 1

We are making great progress. The most important aspect of moviemaking is to get funding. Our greatest asset is the film script. Our initial total production budget is $27 million which incudes pre-production, production and post-production expenses. We have been negotiating with several financial institutions for financing purposes. They require approval of our script, budget, management and attached or proposed cast and talent. I am pleased to announce that we have received preliminary approval and Term Sheet for 80% of $30 million (their minimum funding is $30 million) which is $24 million. We need to raise the initial 20% or $6 million. This initial funding could be a bank guarantee or standby letter of credit. The tax credit incentive, in Italy is 30% which is $9 million. This tax credit can become converted into a standby letter of credit which will complete our total budget requirement. We have hired a consulting producer and have now started the process of obtaining the remainder of the budget to begin filming.

Phase 2

We have begun hiring the development team which consists of producer, entertainment attorney, casting director, line producer to start mapping out a shooting schedule and to draft the tax rebate documents and contracts.

It will take approximately three to four weeks to get all the materials and the team together. Once completed, we will begin the process of locking in our main cast, director and cinematographer. Once locked in, we will have the film “package” (budget, schedule, talent, pitch deck, etc.) and can use the package for our consulting producer to complete our financing. We will update you our progress and thank you again for being a part of this campaign.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Cyrus Productions Company has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cyrus Productions Company be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Production of Additional Videos and Trailers

about 1 year ago

In association with Gorilla Picture, Cyrus Production Company has been producing several videos and trailers depicting different segments of Cyrus the Motion Picture. We are producing these segments for presentations to Studios, Investors, Events  and International Companies for Co-production. The new segment is titled THE BATTLE WITH MEDIA. Following is the narrative:

When Astyages discovers that Cyrus is alive, he invites Harpagus to a feast, where he feeds him his own son in punishment. Harpagus realizes that the man he has spent his entire life serving is evil. Astyages makes plans to attack Persia, kill Cyrus, and end the prophecy once and for all. Harpagus meets with Cyrus secretly and tells him of Astyages’ plans. When Astyages attacks, Cyrus is ready. He defeats his grandfather’s army, and gains control of Media. Astyages expects Cyrus to slay him, but his grandson spares his life. To the West lies the Kingdom of Lydia. Sensing an opportunity to take advantage of the instability in Media, after the fall of Astyages, the King of Lydia launches an all-out war against Cyrus and his growing kingdom. Cyrus builds a coalition of his forces from Persia and gains the loyalty of the soldiers in Media. He defeats Lydia and adds the rich country to his empire.



Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 1 year ago

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Script Update

about 1 year ago

We have completed the third edition of our Script. It is now 120 pages for a two-hour feature film. We have modified the premise of the play with details regarding the plot, personalities, relationships, character arcs, and a larger point to the story. We have completed our storyboard to demonstrate facets of the plot and characters and scenes. Following is a brief presentation of the Synopsis of Cyrus. 

Twenty-five hundred years ago, Cyrus the Great, a leader of wisdom and virtue and enduring influence, created the Persian Empire, conquered Babylon, freed the Jews from captivity, formulated mankind’s first human rights charter, ruled over those he conquered with respect and benevolence, and changed the course of world history. A fast-paced drama of the life of Cyrus the Great that begins when he is kidnapped at birth because of prophecy and left to die in the wilderness. The beginnings of a heroic warrior destined to become the founder of an empire that would stretch from Africa and Egypt to India. In the tradition of films like Braveheart, Gladiator, Ben-Hur, and the Ten Commandments, Cyrus the Great is an epic retelling of one of the most extraordinary men who ever lived.

Master Davood Roostaei Paintings of Scenes of Cyrus

about 1 year ago


The eccentric and internationally known artist Davood Roostaei the founder of 'Cryptorealism has painted 24 scenes of the movie Cyrus which will be exhibited in the City of Beverly Hills on March 9, 10 and 12.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year ago

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Cyrus in Beverly Hills

about 1 year ago


Cyrus in Beverly Hills

Following our meeting with the Mayor of Beverly Hills Dr. Julian Gold and the follow up meetings with City Council Members, it is my pleasure to announce that Cyrus The Great Production Company has been invited to exhibit at the beautiful and prestigious City of Beverly Hills Municipal Gallery. We will be exhibiting the Cyrus Edition of 24 paintings by the Great Master Davood Roostaei depicting major scenes of the movie Cyrus. Additionally, we will be providing the visitors with full package about our feature film Cyrus and will be showing the trailers of Cyrus The Motion Picture. This event shall be named Cyrus in Beverly Hills. The primary purpose is educational as well as promotional so as to inform the public about our feature film as well as the legacy of Cyrus The Great and his contributions to mankind. Sunday shall be the opening day of the event and our guests are by invitation only. The list includes celebrities, investors, and prominent people in public and private sectors. Following Monday and Tuesday the event shall be open to the public. We will be announcing further details about this exciting event shortly.


Armand Assante Joins Cyrus Team

over 1 year ago


It is with a great honor and pleasure to announce that the great award-winning, talented, prolific actor, Armand Asante has agreed to join our team as an actor and producer for the Motion Picture Cyrus. Following is a summary of his accomplishments:

Armand Assante 

Actor | Writer | Director

Armand Assante is an award winning and one of the most elusive and yet prolific Actors. Assante is a powerful American actor who has successfully portrayed a wide range of intriguing characters from numerous ethnic backgrounds, both on screen and in the theater. Assante received his dramatic training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first screen role was as a wedding guest in the cult film The Lords of Flatbush (1974) starring Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone, then after guest appearances in several soap operas, he was back alongside Sylvester Stallone in Paradise Alley (1978). He played a wealthy Frenchman seducing army recruit Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin (1980), portrayed literary "hard boiled" detective Mike Hammer in I, the Jury (1982) plus, he was excellent as the title role in Belizaire the Cajun (1986). He was sensational in Gotti as the head of the powerful Gambino crime family directed by Robert Harmon with Anthony Quinn and William Forsythe. Assante continued with more strong performances as a drug baron in Q & A directed by Sidney Lumet, he made a sensational team with Antonio Banderas for the Cuban music spectacular The Mambo Kings, he was very impressive in the mob drama Hoffa, and once more he was on screen with Sylvester Stallone in the film adaptation of the futuristic comic book Judge Dredd (1995), and Assante co-starred in the uneven Demi Moore film Striptease. Assante's acting talents remain in strong demand, and he has continued to stay busy on screen with recent appearances in One Eyed King, Citizen Verdict and Two for the Money with Al Pacino.

Currently his leading participation in the Film "The Wanderers, Quest of the Demon Hunter", Comedy Director Dragos Buliga's first film has received "Best Dramatic Feature" at The Philip K. Dick Film Festival in New York. It has earned him Best Actor as well as Best Film at the Unreal Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, and opening the Garden State Film Festival in March of 2018, he has been awarded Most Valuable Player and the film, Best Feature Film in the Horror Genre. He received in April of 2018 from Michel Adams' Fashion TV Global, Career Achievement Award at House of Parliament Bucharest, Romania and Lifetime Achievement Award at Hoboken International Film Festival in New York.

 

 


Big Guns Coming Aboard

over 1 year ago

Big Guns coming onboard in support of our efforts and your vote of confidence

 

As we head into the mid July, I wanted to share some updates. Due to relentless efforts of our super motivated and talented team who believe in our project and have great connection in our industry, we have created a very strong buzz in Hollywood. In our business, script is the foundation of a first-class motion picture. We firmly believe that we have a powerful script based on a true story of a legend “Cyrus” who changed the course of world history. Furthermore, our movie has a strong message about human rights and religious tolerance which is still valid today. Although the final list of our cast, directors, producers, casting directors, and contributors have not been announced yet, we are amazed at the quality of people who are eager to join our project primarily due to the strength of our script and quality of our team. It is truly a complement to see the incredible names of people who are interested in our project such as Grammy Award Winning Composer Walter Afanasieff who recently joined us.  I know we all share the same vision and passion for a "Movie with a Purpose" while we are pursuing this journey. Stay tuned for some incredible announcements ………..

 

Advisory Board

over 1 year ago

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board has been established to serve as a guiding light and feeder group for our management team. They comprised of individuals who have the vision, knowledge, connection, skills appropriate to the needs of our motion picture. Our Board Members are made up of individuals in various industries such as motion pictures, media, entertainment, academician, historian, as well as leaders in public and private sectors. Mr. Larry Hedrick, author, historian and an authority on the life of Cyrus The Great is a member of our Advisory Board.

Larry Hedrick

Editor of Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War (Xenophon the Historian)

Xenophon’s masterpiece The Education of Cyrus--a work admired by Machiavelli for its lessons on leadership–is at last available in a new English translation for a new century. Also known as the Cyropaedia, this philosophical novel is loosely based on the accomplishments of Cyrus the Great, founder of the vast Persian Empire that later became the arch-rival of the Greeks in the classical age. It offers an extraordinary portrait of political ambition, talent, and their ultimate limits.

The writings of Xenophon are increasingly recognized as important works of political philosophy. In The Education of Cyrus, Xenophon confronts the vexing problem of political instability by exploring the character and behavior of the ruler. Impressive though his successes are, however, Cyrus is also examined in the larger human context, in which love, honor, greed, revenge, folly, piety, and the search for wisdom all have important parts to play.

Walter Afanassieff to create the Theme Song for Cyrus The Motion Picture

over 1 year ago


It is with a great pleasure to announce that the great multiple Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter, record producer and composer and a true legend in the music industry Mr. Walter Afanassieff has agreed to compose the theme song as well as other music for the Motion Picture Cyrus. Following is a brief summary of his accomplishments:

Walter Afanasieff formally nicknamed as Baby Love in the 1980s, is a Brazilian American multiple Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter, record producer and composer of Russian descent. Afanasieff’s first major production was the title track of the James Bond movie License to Kill, sung by Gladys Knight and co-written by Afanasieff and Walden. One of Afanasieff’s biggest hits as a producer was the smash hit "My Heart Will Go On", the theme tunes to the 1997 film Titanic, sung by Celine Dion. The song became the world’s best-selling single of 1998. Afanasieff produced and arranged other successful motion picture soundtracks, including Disney's Beauty and the Beast (the Celine Dion/Peabo Bryson title-track duet), Aladdin ("A Whole New World") and The Hunchback of Notre Dame ("Someday"). Afanasieff was also the producer and arranger for "Go the Distance", the Oscar-nominated Michael Bolton song from the animated film Hercules. He is best known for his long association with Mariah Carey, for whom he was co-producer and co-writer for several years, beginning in 1990. He won the 1999 Grammy Award in the Record of the Year category for producing "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion, and the 2000 Grammy Award for Non-Classical Producer of the Year. Aside from Carey and Dion, Afanasieff has also written and produced music for many other recording artists as well, such as Richard Marx, Whitney Houston, Thalía, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, George Benson, Destiny's Child, Kenny G, Michael Bolton, Toni Braxton, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Leona Lewis and Idina Menzel. Afanasieff spent a significant part of his career creating music with Mariah Carey: 1988-1998. He had a role in some of Carey’s most successful songs, including "Hero", which he co-produced, co-wrote, and on which he played all of the music tracks. "Hero" was released as the second single from Carey’s album Music Box and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 25, 1993. It remained at the top of the chart for four weeks. "Hero" has become one of Carey’s signature songs, and Carey closes many of her concerts with it. Carey and Afanasieff also wrote "One Sweet Day", a duet between Carey and Boyz II Men, which holds the record for the longest run at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (16 weeks total). The song was nominated for the 1996 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals and received the ASCAP Song of the Year Award for 1996. In 1994, He released the Christmas song "All I Want for Christmas Is You". He and Mariah Carey produced and composed the song by Columbia Records with worldwide sale of over 14 million copies.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 1 year ago

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Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 1 year ago

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As you might know, Cyrus Productions Company has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cyrus Productions Company be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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Cyrus /Segment 4 Video

over 1 year ago

New videos and trailers Series

over 1 year ago

In association with Gorilla Picture, Cyrus Production Company is producing several videos and trailers depicting different segments of Cyrus the Motion Picture. We are producing these segments for presentations to studios and international companies for co-production. The new segment is titled BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST. Following is the narrative:

Confident in the defenses of his city, Belshazzar throws a great feast for a thousand of his lords. It is a great orgy of feasting and sex. He orders the vessels of gold his father took from Jerusalem to be brought forth, so his lords can guzzle wine from them. In a stroke of military genius, Cyrus diverts the Euphrates river into a canal; the water level drops, which allows the invading forces to march directly through the river bed, beneath the defenses, and enter the city at night. Under the cover of a sand storm Cyrus’ forces take the city. The Cyrus becomes the king of the largest empire the world has ever seen. He writes a charter of Human Rights for his subjects. It is the first expression of human rights in history, and another would not be seen for another two thousand years.

Please watch and enjoy.

New Video, Belshazzar's Feast

over 1 year ago

Bill Gottlieb joined Cyrus The Great Team

over 1 year ago

It is with great pleasure to announce that Mr. Bill Gottleib has joined our team as Production Consultant. Following is his bio:

Bill J. Gottlieb, Producer, Director & Writer

Award-winning marketing leader Bill J. Gottlieb has enjoyed more than 25 years in commercial writing, production and the westernization of Asian content for international distribution. Gottlieb has produced for some of the biggest names in entertainment including Amazon Studios, NBC Network Television, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, HULU, Universal and The Walt Disney Company. He is the President and founder of Gorilla Pictures, a production and international distribution entity as well as Bill & Ted's Excellent AD Ventures, Inc. an L.A. based advertising agency. Through Gorilla Pictures, Mr. Gottlieb has produced and distributed numerous live-action and computer animated films. Included among Gorilla's productions are "The Legend of Sasquatch", starring Academy Award winner William Hurt and John Rhys  Davies, plus the up coming part two of the successful Sasquatch series of family movies.

Gorilla’s content can be seen domestically and abroad through NBC Universal, Amazon, SyFy Channel, Starz, big-box retailers and via partners like Lionsgate, Sony, Cinedigm and Universal Pictures.

We Crossed the Minimum Threshold

over 1 year ago

Hello all!

It gives me great pleasure to say we have officially crossed the 100% threshold of our minimum goal of $10,000. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to this campaign monetarily or through promoting our project and sharing with others. We are currently on a great path and if we can keep the momentum, we will hit our goal with great enthusiasm. 

We are in pre-production phase. We believe that we have a powerful script, a dynamite story which needs to be told with a relevant and timely message. 

We had a great time at Cannes Film Festival in France. We had our booth at the most prestigious film festival in the world and exhibited and introduced our movie to a large international audience. We received very positive reaction from several companies and individuals. They included directors, co-production partners, International Distribution Agents and investors. We visited international pavilions from China, India, Morocco, Romania and Turkey. We received very enthusiastic response regarding international location potential in these countries with discussion related to co-production, rebates and tax incentive availability. 

We are on the right track, but still have a way to go, let's keep it up by continuing to get the word out and sharing the campaign with others. 

We have been reaching out to multiple media outlets and we are in negotiation with some of them. So, look for more updates, stories, and info to come out in the next week or so. We'll post it here when it does.

Thank you all for your continued support, we appreciate it very much.

Cyrus The Motion Picture on the Cover of Hollywood In Mag Magazine

over 1 year ago


I am pleased to announce that Cyrus The motion Picture has been featured on the cover of Hollywood In Magazine - www.inmag.com. Full desciption about the film and some aspects of the synopsis are covered. Hollywood in Magazine is celebrating its 25 year anniversary. 


Publisher's Note:

In Hollywood Magazine was founded and began publishing just over 25 years ago, an amazing story was in the making ..... a story which has remained untold until now. It is the story of CYRUS, the ruler of a vast territory now known as the "Middle East." His amazing story will soon be told in an epic film!


We are proud and privileged to share the process the film's process the film's producers of a project of this magnitude undertaken as they move the idea from script to the premier. We will take you through their initial concept to completion. We begin with phase 1....Financing.


The firm's producers asked us for permission to create a special print edition of the magazine for distribution at Cannes Film Festival. All of the film's details are on the following pages.


PLEASE VISIT www.inmag.com for full details.

Cannes Film Festival

over 1 year ago

We exhibited at Cannes Film Festival at Cannes France from May 9, 2018 to May 14, 2018. Cannes Film Festival is the most prestigious film festival in the world.  It is an annual event held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres from all around the world as well as it is the most powerful location to network with producers, directors, strategic partners, co-production partners and international distribution agents.

 


We had our booth at the Riviera Pavilion (# L 18) and we had our brochures, copies of Hollywood In Magazine and full presentation packages available. Additionally, we were showing our Teasers and Trailers on wide-screen TV to our visitors.

We received very positive reaction from several companies and individuals. They included directors, co-production partners, International Distribution Agents and investors. We visited international pavilions from China, India, Morocco, Romania and Turkey. We received very enthusiastic response regarding international location potential in these countries with discussion related to co-production, rebates and tax incentive availability.




Amending our Securities Offering

over 1 year ago

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Cyrus Productions Company offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of that change:


Cyrus the Great Productions campaign page was revised to present a more balanced view of the opportunity.


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