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Kinetic’s success begins and ends with us and the people around us. The creators we partner with, the founders we advise, and the forward-thinking leaders that advise us. Collectively, their creative talent, unique perspectives, entrepreneurial spirit and tireless work ethic have been welcome additions to what we are building.


Our backgrounds and lived experiences are different, but we share the same traits of curiosity, ambition, hustle and humor. Separately, each of us has had a longstanding history of successful creative and business ventures. And now we are combining all together under this one roof with a focus on making entertainment that defines and moves culture, and building businesses in support of that.

Nathan Anderson

Co-founder, CEO, New Canvas

Nathan Anderson’s dual expertise in film production and creative technology allows him a forward-looking approach to the evolving media landscape. He brings a futurist mentality to the XR industry, embracing immersive technology as a tool for emotionally resonant narrative storytelling. 

After beginning his career in the film industry, working on films such as The Matrix and Paradise Road, Nathan followed the dot-com explosion in the late 90s, making a transition into digital. In 1999, at the age of 25, he co-founded a tech startup that generated over 10m unique users per month and successfully raised venture capital.

Nathan leveraged this tech and media experience to dive into multiplatform digital development and transmedia content creation. Nathan has produced content for all digital platforms, working with top international brands and companies, such as Foxtel, Disney, Viacom, ABC, BBC and NBCUniversal.

Active in the XR industry since 2015, Nathan has produced, and EP’d over 50 XR projects, including critically acclaimed and awarded projects such as Lustration, Wentworth VR, Awake: Episode One and VR Noir. His latest venture, New Canvas, continues this focus on entertainment content in the immersive media industry. 

Nathan is a member of the Producers Guild of America and is on the Industry Advisory Panel with AFTRS. In 2021, Nathan was elected a Councillor of Screen Producers Australia. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and graduated with a BA Comms from the University of Canberra and a MA by Research exploring interactive narrative from AFTRS.


Davide Bianca

Founder and CEO, Shifting Tides

Emmy® award-winning executive creative director, strategist, technologist, writer and content creator. For nearly two decades Davide has been at the forefront of innovation, telling stories across multiple mediums while helping Hollywood studios, tv networks, streaming platforms and gaming companies bring their properties to international audiences and shape pop culture.


Melissa Bradley

Founder and CEO, 1863 Ventures and New Majority Ventures

Melissa L. Bradley is the Founder and Managing Partner of 1863 Ventures, a business development program that accelerates New Majority entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth. Driven by purpose and with decades of hands-on experience, Melissa understands the importance of marrying the needs of the New Majority entrepreneur with access to capital, operational training, and relevant data. She is also a co-founder, along with Kinetic, in New Majority Ventures, 1863’s media and entertainment partner.


Julie Ann Crommett

Founder & CEO, Collective Moxie
Julie Ann Crommett is an award-winning storyteller and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practitioner with over 14 years of experience in media and tech. She is considered a pioneer and is a sought-after inclusive storytelling consultant and producer. Previous projects as an executive with Disney, Google, and NBCUniversal include ENCANTO, SOUL, WEST SIDE STORY, RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, DISNEY LAUNCHPAD, and COCO. Projects using Julie Ann’s DEI framework have conservatively garnered +$3B in box office.

Lucas Gramajo


Lucas is a visual designer who has worked in the entertainment, advertising and tech industries. He has over ten years of experience in print, digital and user interface design. Some companies he has worked for include Disney, Sony, and Samsung Canada, as well as some tech startups. He spends his leisure time fixing retro computers and collecting design books and magazines.


Dibakar Jana

Web designer and developer

DJ is an Experienced UI/UX Designer and Website Developer from Kolkata, India with 16+ years of experience.


Andrew Wade Keating

Creator, Thereafter

Andrew Wade Keating is a creator focused on the future of interactive entertainment. With a background in production design, architecture, virtual environments, and game engine technology, Andrew works at the intersection of traditional TV series and gaming. Andrew is the founder of the studio LAZY HERO, which is developing THEREAFTER: An Interactive Series, and VAPER Interactive, a platform for the creation and distribution of real-time, responsive, dynamic and personalized stories.


Alex Kruglov

Advisor; CEO,

Alex Kruglov is the co-founder of, an app that helps people make lifelong friends and spend quality time together by playing fun group games. He is an advisor to multiple companies in media, gaming, hardware and software and a founding partner in the nonprofit Starts With Us.

Alex was co-founder of Smiletime, an interactive live streaming platform. He was part of Hulu’s founding team, overseeing content acquisition and launching Hulu Originals. Alex was a direct report to two of Hulu’s CEOs. Before Hulu, Alex was a 3x entrepreneur. His other experience includes producing a hit hip-hop musical, stints at Sony Pictures and Fox Searchlight, and consulting at McKinsey.

Alex graduated from Brown and HBS. Born in Ukraine, Alex lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three daughters.


Intermedia MMH

Partner, Technology Services

Intermedia mmh is an Italy-based independent web studio that collaborates with a diverse range of companies, including startups and established enterprises, fostering a proactive mindset deeply rooted in extensive technological expertise.


Zachary Mortensen

Co-founder & Partner, Orbiter & Rover

Zachary is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ghost Robot, a New York City-based creative studio. He is also the Co-Founder of Orbiter & Rover and creator of the scifi adventure, Space Hoppers.

Zachary has produced short films, feature films, music videos, commercials, a comic series, a card game, a couple of daughters, and a lot of fun dinner parties. 


Eliot Nelson

Founder and CEO, Wayside Press

Eliot Nelson is a political journalist, humorist and author. He is the founder and CEO of Wayside Press, which is developing Political Arena, the first-ever gaming universe set in American politics. Previously, he created and wrote the HuffPost Hill newsletter at The Huffington Post and is the author of “The Beltway Bible” (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2016).


Steve Place

Advisor; Founder, Corillian; Co-founder, SOMEWHERE

Steve is the founder of the technology company, Corillian, and the co-founder of the mixed-use retail brand, SOMEWHERE®. Steve’s areas of expertise include product development, cross-industry partnerships, and experiential marketing. Over the last 15 years, Steve has worked with brands such as Major League Soccer, Twitch, Red Bull, Sundance Film Festival, and more. As an advisor to Kinetic Energy Entertainment, Steve looks forward to helping identify the IP and ideas that will define the next generation of the entertainment industry.


Josh Reader

Founder, CEO, CreatorCut

With over 12 years of experience in the media industry, Josh is a visionary leader and a new media expert who has driven content innovation and growth across platforms. As the founder and CEO of CreatorCut, leverages his innovation, distribution and business development skills to launch a cutting-edge platform that empowers video creators to connect directly with their fans. Previously, as the President of Distribution and Development at AMC Networks, Josh led the expansion and diversification of the company’s portfolio of channels and services on existing and new platforms, reaching millions of viewers and generating significant revenue. Josh is passionate about creating means and environments for content creators to make content that they love, to deliver work they love to their fans and to create means of strengthening the fan-creator relationship. Josh has a strong background in new business development, new media, and media distribution, and looks for ways to take on new challenges and lead the next wave of media transformation.



Creator, Neonz

Sutu is an Australian digital artist and XR specialist who combines art and technology in new ways to tell immersive stories.  His immersive projects have been shown at Tribeca, Sundance, Venice and SXSW Festivals. Commercially, he has created art for popular IP including Doctor Strange, Spider-Man and Ready Player One and musicians including The Weeknd, John Legend, Jean Michel-Jarre, deadmau5 and Dylan Francis. His personal artworks often explore themes surrounding the future of digital technology and culture. In the Web3 world, Sutu is the creator of – a cyberpunk franchise where the NFTs unlock experiences in the Sutuverse – a web3 playground built on AR and WebGL.  He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Digital Media.

Nguyen Tran

Founder & CEO, Shin Starry Kitchen

Other than obsessively loving food, Nguyen Tran loves his chef wife, adorable kid, anime and video games (especially jrpgs!) He’s been on TV and online (“boring!”), and also wrote their memoir/cookbook “Adventures in Starry Kitchen” with HarperOne in 2017. Now he’s onto his next life chapter, SHIN Starry Kitchen!


Aya Umoh

Founder & CEO, ImmerseMe

Faith ‘Aya’ Umoh is the CEO of ImmerseMe, a no-code platform redefining the creation of interactive and immersive experiences. This platform enables businesses to easily design memorable, interactive experiences without needing to code.
Aya’s journey in technology began over 13 years ago and evolved significantly at Deloitte Consulting, where she spearheaded AI product development as a Senior Data Scientist. Her exploration of generative AI in 2021, supported by a Stanford research grant, led to the development of her first co-creative AI software, creating generative artwork showcased during Miami Art Week.
With a Master’s focused in Statistics from Boston University, Aya has been recognized by a16z as a leading Black digital artist. She is also the founder of Creative Aya LLC, a studio blending AI, and creative coding with interactivity. Her studio’s work has been featured in 12 exhibitions across 7 countries.

Wadooah Wali

Co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Producer, New Canvas

Wadooah is a true media influencer, her 20+ career expertise spans across traditional and disruptive media platforms, including Demand Media (now Leaf Group),, Meta, Twitter, WarnerMedia (now Warner Bros. Discovery), Fullscreen and podcast leader Midroll Media/EarWolf (acquired by E. W. Scripps Company). 

As an entrepreneur and award-winning indie content creator, she’s passionate about connecting audiences with stories via writing, directing and producing various projects that span TV, film, video, podcasts, XR and beyond.

Additionally, Wadooah currently serves as an advisory board member of GALECA (the Society of LGBTQ+ Entertainment Critics) and Wadooah is also a co-founder and advisor for LGBTQ-first streaming network Revry.TV.


Megan Westerby