Art into Activism
Inspiring audiences into activism that results in sustainable positive social impact.
We develop unique stories to increase the visibility of LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and people with disabilities, and we leverage these stories to educate others and advocate for marginalized communities through partnerships with non-profit organizations.
We demonstrate that we can affordably implement environmentally sustainable practices in the independent entertainment industry to do our part to leave this earth better than we found it.
We strive to create a positive, inclusive, and innovative environment; and we advocate for our community in order to develop the next generation of independent artists, musicians, and filmmakers.
We acknowledge the original landowners of the land on which we operate, will educate ourselves on their history, and engage with the communities to identify opportunities for support.
Larissa D’Andrea – Founder
Throughout Larissa’s career she has held a variety of leadership positions to enable research, development, market approval and commercialization of medical technology. She currently leads global Government Affairs and Market Access teams for a Fortune 500 MedTech company. Her team partners with patient, clinical and industry advocacy organizations to ensure patient access to medical technology that improves health outcomes, decreases healthcare ecosystem costs and improves quality of life. She is on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee for an industry advocacy organization.
With a passion for art and entertainment, she founded a social impact organization in 2020 with a focus on investing in art that inspires activism. She partners with like-minded organizations, artists and associations to create a positive, inclusive, and innovative environment; and we advocate for our community in order to develop the next generation of independent artists, musicians, and filmmakers.
Ben Cheah – Advisor, Photographer
With over two decades of leadership in operations, marketing and sales, Ben brings a wealth of experience in his advisory capacity at Hard Knock Productions. He is passionate about leveraging technology to advance strategic goals. Ben provides strategic and financial insight to further the aims of HKP for sustainable growth. In addition, he is an accomplished photographer having started with portraits. He has found new passion on HKP social impact projects as the behind the scenes photographer and documentary videographer. As a second generation Asian American and #GirlDad, he’s inspired by the company mission and proud to support its projects and community contributions.
Sterling Duval Bax – Advisor, Social Impact Production and Marketing
Well-versed in an array of media and art forms, Sterling brings creative iron to the forge of social impact. With over 10 years of experience in music, writing, film, television, and event production, Sterling knows how to actualize a creative project and deliver it via the most impactful avenue and audience.
Working with non-profits and managing corporate citizenship for a Fortune 500 company, Sterling also understands what it takes to challenge the status quo and integrate new ways of being and alternative thinking into traditional structures. Social impact is about taking critical steps towards creating a better existence for all beings, and Sterling’s vision is to bring that into each aspect of production.
HKP Collaborates with like-minded organizations and production companies to amplify our collective impact