The Team

Leviathan Audio Productions is currently prioritizing in-house projects, but is also open for consultation and partnerships on a case-by-case basis. As notable podcasting innovators for over a decade, our team has unique and extensive industry experience that can add value to any creative endeavor. The founding members of Leviathan Audio Productions are:

Christof Laputka, Founder / CEO

Christof Laputka is the author / creator of The Leviathan Chronicles, and is passionate about audio drama as a engaging medium for tantalizing storytelling. Despite spending most of his professional career in finance, Laputka managed to find time to write short stories, essays, and generally let his imagination wander to the world’s most hidden places and commune with the wildest characters on Earth. Science fiction is his first love. Laputka grew up on classic sci-fi TV like Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. After embracing his utter geekdom, he discovered podcasting and thought it was the best way to deliver his stories of a dark future with heroic people.

Amish Jani, Executive Producer

Amish Jani is a Founder and Partner of FirstMark and has been an active venture capitalist for over 20 years. He invests broadly across the cloud and Internet landscape. Amish has been recognized by CB Insights and the New York Times as a Top 100 Venture Capitalist globally. In 2022, he was recognized by Business Insider in The Seed 100 (best early-stage investors) and named one of the 50 Most Important VCs in New York.

Robin Shore, Executive Producer

Robin Shore is a Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer, Film Producer, and podcast enthusiast. He is a two-time nominee and one time winner at The Daytime Emmy Awards, and a 3 time Telly Award winner. From 2006-2019 Robin was a partner at Silver Sound, a boutique post production facility he co-founded shortly after graduating from film school. At Silver Sound Robin crafted the sound for hundreds of projects across a wide variety of media including films, television shows, video games, podcasts, museum exhibitions, and public art installations. Robin served as a producer on the 2016 film Driftwood, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance film festival, and on the 2017 film Assholes, winner of the Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award at the SXSW film festival. Robin has been involved in podcast production for over a decade. His podcasting work include the popular documentary shows Crimetown and The RFK Tapes, for which he provided sound design and mixing, the children’s audio drama We Love Bedtime Stories, on which he served as the audio supervisor, and the ongoing sci-fi audio drama series, The Leviathan Chronicles, on which he serves as both a Producer and Sound Designer.

Luke Allen, Producer, Musical Director

Luke Allen is an award winning composer and sound designer who specializes in immersive sound and music environments, with a focus on narrative podcasting and AR/VR. Luke’s career began at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he and fellow students co-founded the boutique post sound house Silver Sound in 2006. As a classically trained pianist and multi-instrumentalist in several bands and ensembles, he’s always had a passion for film scoring. His composing credits include the 2015 feature film Body, an official selection at Slamdance film festival, the New York Times VR adaptation of George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo, and the ongoing sci-fi audio drama series The Leviathan Chronicles. Luke also created the immersive AR sound design for Al Jazeera Contrast’s Still Here, an official selection at Sundance New Frontier 2019, and Google Jump’s Beethoven’s Fifth, which premiered at SXSW 2018.

Nobi Nakanishi, Director at Large

Nobi Nakanishi’s directing career began in 2002, when he was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art (NY) to create a short film honoring President Emeritus Agnes Gund. The piece now resides in the permanent collection of MoMA’s Department of Film and Video. As Co-Founder and Creative Director of Angry Ant Media for the past decade, Nobi has helmed projects for clients including the NYC Department of Health, Pulitzer-Prize nominated author Andrew Solomon, The Parrish Art Museum, The Jewish Museum, Inspiring Diversity, True World Foods USA, and Revman International. As an actor, Nobi is best known for his turn as Ikeda on MTV’s Teen Wolf and will be co-starring in an upcoming Marvel series on Hulu. Nobi is a graduate of the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he received his MFA in Dramatic Writing (’05). He has served as Director of The Leviathan Chronicles since its inception.