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Welcome to the Independent State of Ben

Welcome to my personal NationBuilder site. This 'nation' is a sandbox where I'm testing themes and features of this powerful community organising system.

ben.JPGAs Producer of Marketing and Distribution at the Scottish Documentary Institute, I've been buiding various film websites based on NationBuilder. With SDI's Virtuous Circle initiative, we're testing new tools and strategies for audience engagement, with generous support by Creative Scotland.

My background is in documentary film and television, mostly doing cinematography for others, but also some work as a filmmaker, most notably on Upstream Battle – shown at more than 30 festivals around the world, winning a number of environmental and human rights awards.

As co-host of The D-Word for more than ten years, I feel like we've been at the forefront of social and professional networking among documentary filmmakers since the early days.

Now also a certified NationBuilder Architect, I'm available for hire through SDI Productions Ltd. for consultations and implementations on your own sites. 

I look forward to hearing from you!


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commented 2015-03-10 18:30:54 +0000 · Flag
You can stop putting all of your content at risk of never seeing the light of a web browser or mobile screen. It’s time to fix the supply chain! Coming from a role in production and now focusing on promotion, I’ve seen first-hand the chasm that can often exist between the factory, warehouse, and delivery truck of content.

commented 2015-03-03 11:36:13 +0000 · Flag
Welcome to the Independent State of Ben, the @nationbuilder sandbox by @kempas. http://bit.ly/1Kcqk3r via @kempas
commented 2014-12-15 07:19:38 +0000
Removed for violating rule:Respect everyone's time. No spam.
commented 2014-12-11 08:30:29 +0000 · Flag
Hey kelly, for getting certified as a film producer or director. You need to join in NewSchool.EDU. This School of Media Studies offers a Film Production Certificate open to anyone with or without a college degree.

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commented 2014-11-13 11:11:35 +0000
Removed for violating rule:Respect everyone's time. No spam.
commented 2014-10-01 00:52:56 +0100 · Flag
Hi Kelly,
You mean to become certified as a NationBuilder Architect? All the info is here: http://nationbuilder.com/architect_certification
Your comment shows up, so not sure what the issue was?
commented 2014-09-29 06:23:19 +0100 · Flag
Hey Ben
Can you tell me any books which I can read for getting certified? I dont know why my comment does not show up is it a bug?

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commented 2014-03-28 16:23:38 +0000 · Flag

Thank you for your response. I’m very interested in your work as a NationBuilder Architect!
commented 2013-11-07 02:44:18 +0000 · Flag
TY :)
commented 2012-11-17 15:51:48 +0000 · Flag
Warm wishes
published this page 2012-05-22 07:22:00 +0100
Ben Kempas
Let's keep our audience with us across projects. Filmmakers need to become nation builders.