We The Project is a creative community with a mission to help you connect, create, and get discovered.

We The Project is an entertainment technology platform where aspiring creatives can pitch their ideas and connect with the right talent, crew, and production companies. The company helps talent build connections, find opportunities, and become discoverable in the entertainment industry.

Contact
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Meet the founder

My name is Kiki Chansamone founder of We The Project. Over the last 3 decades I've been a comic book artist for DC and Marvel, VFX supervisor on television shows & music videos, and directed a host of broadcast commercials. It's been a very creative and rewarding life filled with my share of unique set experiences. But all of this could have been very different.

I grew up in Sandy, Utah during the 80's wanting to be an artist and creative. It was classic small town America. A look around my neighborhood was a daily reminder that I had no connections or chance to break into the entertainment industry. So I gave up all of my ambitions to be a professional creative at the age of 12.

I moved to California two years later, met some incredibly supportive teachers that helped me realize I had valuable skills and this was what opened up the entire creative world to me.

A few years back, while clearing out my storage shed, I stumbled upon my wallet from those early Utah days. Inside was my list of life goals written by my 12 year old self- the kid that had given up before he even got started. There was no mention of creative aspirations or a hope for being the artist that I wanted to be.  It felt like a serious kick in the stomach.

Reflecting on the reality of the entertainment industry it became clear how common this story is. There are countless twelve year old kids across the world right now that are just like me.  It made me wonder how many people are just an opportunity away from their dreams. This was the moment We The Project was born.

So I made it my mission to help.  I decided to be the person my younger self needed.  While I could never guarantee him success, the fruits of my career could help create some opportunities.  I believe great ideas deserve to be seen & heard and great talent deserves to be discoverable.

Our Podcast Hosts
Jordan Patros
Podcast Producer & Host
Founder and Creative Director of Patros Media helping artists and entrepreneurs with creative content.
Matt McManus
Podcast Host
Matt McManus is a comedian, published author, rapper, public speaker, WWE wrestler, Ru Paul’s Drag Race winner, and father.
We The Project Team
Kiki Chansamone
Founder of We The Project
Entrepreneur, business strategist and award-winning VFX. With over 25 years in content development- designing, directing, producing or VFX supervising on features, television and commercial projects.
Bryan Bishop
Techincal Consultant
Senior blockchain engineer - LedgerX, Bitcoin. In addition to being a public speaker and published scholar, Bryan Bishop creates and builds software that is changing the face of modern finance.
Todd Iorio
Marketing Technologist
Founder of PlatformLA, Digital advertising and marketing leaders combining innovative tech-forward ideas in the marketing space. Clients include Marvel, Warner Brothers, Ubisoft and Square Enix.
Matti Haapoja
CCO, Youtube Creator/Influencer, Cinematographer, Editor.
I'm a YouTuber and freelance Director of Photography originally from Finland and now based out of Toronto, Canada. Inspire, Travel, Learn is the foundation for much of what I do. I enjoy inspiring people through my films, traveling to new places, and sharing what I've learned with other filmmakers. Some of my experience includes working with some global brands such as Nike, San Pellegrino, Epidemic Sound, Rhino, and Visit Norway.
Greg Golden
COO/CFO
Greg is a dynamic CPA/entrepreneur with 20+ years experience as a CFO, COO and CEO. He has extensive experience fund raising and working with private equity funds, family offices and investment bankers. He has co-founded and built Open Road Entertainment and Trailer Park.
Matthew Sears
Product Design
Product Designer specialized in bringing creative platforms to life. Taking ideas from concept to prototype to production. Projects include Lexus, Shiseido, Murad, Nielsen, Fable.
Sandy Naser
Head of Marketing
Brand Strategist for Atlantic Records, Relativity Sports, Nucalm, Starbury.
Fernando Del Rosario
Marketing and Branding Advisor
Founder of ConceptZombie LLC. A seasoned advertising creative, with a heart of an artist, and a passion for teaching. Fernando’s roster of brands are as diverse as his vision of creativity; from Hyundai to Hot Wheels, TiVo to Taco Bell and from Oakley to Pacifico Beer. With a MA ED in Educational Leadership, he has been a college/university teacher for the last 18 years starting with the Art Institute of California-Orange County and now with Cal State University Fullerton.
Philip Shoemaker
Marketplace Advisor
With over 20 years of experience in the mobile space. Phillip helped build the Apple App Store including building the review operations team to over 300 people, writing the guidelines with Steve Jobs, and testifying with global government authorities. He is passionate about giving back through technology.
Travis Robinson
Culture and Diversity Advisor
Founder of Belonging at Monday. Travis is a brand & talent evangelist focused on people experience at the forefront of diversity & inclusion. Travis serves as Universal Music Group’s first of Global Diversity, and previously Head of Global Talent Diversity for Spotify,
Lloyd Marino
Data Technologist Advisor
“Tech whisperer” with a clientele consisting of the heaviest hitters in the interconnected worlds of business, finance, technology, NGO and military. His specialty is in solving complex, data-driven problems. Hyperloop, Expedia, Visa, Motorola.
Eze Redwood
Business Development Advisor
Serial Entrepreneur, Google Fellow, Innovation Strategist.
Vince Bannon
Artists and Events Development Advisor
Vince Bannon has been a music industry leader since 1979. As President and co-founder of Ritual Inc., a Concert Company and Detroit based Venue Company, that produced over 500 shows a year and then SVP of Artist Development at 550/Epic records, He joined Getty Images as VP, Entertainment Partnerships and Evangelist, where he was integral to the growth of their entertainment imagery and music catalogs, Vince is currently building a new music media platform called SOCO in Los Angeles.
John Clinton
Features Production Advisor
John is a senior VFX Producer at Sony Pictures Imageworks with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Has worked on Academy Award nominated features. Titles include Spiderman Homecoming, Angry Birds 2, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Stuart Little.
Golan Ramraz
Features Development Advisor
As a development and production executive, Ramraz worked at companies such as Marvel Studios (IRON MAN) and Japanese content powerhouse Kadokawa (ONE MISSED CALL). As an educator, Ramraz has founded and run film schools, festivals, programs and foundations worldwide, including lectures at colleges and universities all over the United States, including USC, Columbia and UCLA.His latest script is currently in pre-production with Oscar-winning director Bille August (PELLE THE CONQUEROR) for Millennium Films (THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD).
Louie Nguyen
Creative Economic Impact Advisor
Louie Nguyen has over 20 years of investing experience ranging from global fund management to direct private equity investments. Currently Louie leads a team of investment associates as chief investment officer of Mission Driven Finance to provide growth capital to companies in need of financing that make a positive impact in the world.