The film-maker/co-host of The D-Word will take up the role of producer for marketing & distribution

Ben Kempas has joined the Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) as producer for marketing and distribution.

A film-maker and co-host of documentary online community The D-Word, Kempas will be working on SDI’s online and outreach strategies as part of its Virtuous Circle project, which has been funded by Creative Scotland and aims to test how audience engagement builds alternative and sustainable revenues.

“I’ve always been very passionate about Scotland, about independent documentaries, and about building communities. Now for the first time ever, I’ll get to combine all three of these passions in one job, thanks to SDI and Creative Scotland,” said Kempas, who will take up the post in August.