Digital Media & Technology, Innovation & Adventure

In a word, I’m a storyteller – I help people figure out how to turn complex problems into simple, compelling solutions. And I try to get myself into some memorable escapades along the way.

Some Creations

Northern Ireland Science Park Promo Video

Promotional Videos

Made by Me Publicly-available examples of client promo videos I wrote, shot, directed, edited and published. Let's Grow Together: An Overview of Northern Ireland Science Park and the Knowledge Economy My longstanding client, [...]

One Million Years JCB by Ben Bland

Short Films & Entertainment

On occasion – not nearly as much as I'd like – I've had the chance to make videos purely to explore the creative ideas behind them. I started making movies with my brother and friends as soon [...]

Video Production by Ben Bland

Travel Films

I have been shooting moving images since I was a kid, when my dad first let me get my hands on his Back-to-the-Future-esque camcorder. As an adult I began recording my life in uncomfortably fine [...]

TechWatch Articles by Ben Bland

Writing & Editing

Business Writing Copywriting, PR content, journalism, web copy, brand messaging, marketing materials... I'm experienced at getting deep into my client's objectives and audiences, and adapting the style of writing to suit. Travel Blogging I have an insatiable [...]

Ben Bland Create Conference

Presenting, Events & Educating

I get dragged out on occasion to speak with passion and energy about a pretty broad spectrum of topics relating to technology, innovation, the internet, creativity and everything in between. I'm comfortable in front of a [...]


Banda Aceh: Almost a Touch of Class

October 21st, 2013|

We allowed three hours to get from Friendship Guesthouse, in the jungle village of Ketambe, to the airport at Kutacane, 35km to the the southeast. We were a few minutes late starting and the next [...]

Lombok to Flores: Here be Dragons

October 11th, 2013|

Our boat departed from Bangsal in northwestern Lombok around 13:00. We were 23 passengers, mostly german, six spanish, two irish plus Maeve, one danish, one swiss, and me, plus four crew. When ordering the trip [...]

Lombok: Climbing to Dawn on Top of the World

October 9th, 2013|

A smooth twenty-minute water taxi ride landed us on the Gili's big neighbour island, Lombok. By horse-and-trap then taxi, we finally saw Indonesian life in the daylight, lurching through overtaking manoeuvres past rice paddies dappled [...]