President, Landmark Asia Holdings
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a Business Administration undergraduate degree / MBA degrees and working in the accounting sector at Price Waterhouse and financial sector at J.P. Morgan, Sam Chi started off strong in the entertainment sector, with his first project being the seminal and critically acclaimed Old Boy – the most acclaimed Korean motion picture ever, which won Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Since then, Mr. Chi has invested in and produced more than 20 movies globally and currently has five more in production. Recently, Sam partnered up with Korea’s top producer J.D. Han to form Korea’s hottest production company. Sam has recently moved to a more global film products by producing the Hollywood animated feature Animal Crackers, starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, and Sir Ian McKellen and directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan) Sstaying true to his roots, Sam also presented his latest movie Ktown Cowboys at the South by Southwest Film Festival to approving audiences. Since then, Sam diversified his entertainment world by teaming up with Simon Fuller (Producer of American Idol) to create truly the first Global Band named Now United. Sam also went big in Hollywood by teaming up with Michael Bay (Transformers) by creating a graphic novel IP company named 451 Media. Now, Sam has ventured into Blockchain Technology, covering diverse projects and overall consulting in the Crypto Space. From mining to producing the fastest next mining machine “chips” (7 nano as of today) to finding and investing into the next “it” technology and platform, Sam has vetted all of his resources into blockchain, in hopes of changing the world for better.