Benjamin Bertram Goldman

I'm a writer, filmmaker and creative entrepreneur. In the late 2000s, I co-founded the activist group Superheroes Anonymous, which became a worldwide phenomenon for inspiring ordinary people to perform extraordinary acts of good. Later I co-founded Blockfeed, a NYC news startup that TechCrunch said is "rethinking local news media." Today, I work as the director of InVision Films, a documentary film studio that explores the intersection of design and technology. And in the future, I write about the ethics of virtual worlds. My work has been featured in The NY Times, CNN, WIRED, MSNBC, HBO—and more.

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The Latest

Squads Original Soundtrack now available

Squads is a documentary by InVision Films that explores how companies are adapting to a fast-changing world by rethinking the way teams work. For this film, we worked with the celebrated indie game composer Daniel Koestner to create a distincty uplifting and time-bending score.

Produced by Benjamin Goldman.

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The User Experience of Games

Read my recent article on the role User Experience (UX) will play in the coming generation of gaming. With mobile having disrupted gaming by making it easier than ever to get into games, the new generation of game consoles will have to prioritize improvements to the UX if they want to compete. Originally published on Built In.

Get the eBook for my new book Remote Work for Design Teams

How do you keep teams creative while working remote? Learn the best practices, starting with trust. Published by Design Better and available on ePub and PDF. 

By Ben Goldman, Abby Sinnott, and Greg Storey

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Change the Channel Interview

Check out my interview for the live event Change the Channel. In this interview, I speak about my experience leading InVision Films; and both the business case and ethical responsibility to create authentic content. 

Read a profile on my work leading InVision Films

In the profile, I discuss the philosophy behind InVision Films and how I helped a SaaS company build a highly profitable authentic film studio. 

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Movies

As a filmmaker I explore the intersection of design and technology. Some of the subjects I've filmed are listed below.

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Atlassian

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Consensys

Hulu

ING
Netflix
Slack
YouTube
Blockbuster

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Etsy
Sprout Social
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Transformation by Design

The film travels from the Hollywood Hills to the fields of a family farm to explore how the digital transformation of our world is bringing design closer to the center of every business. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Michael Barnett, director of The Mars Generation (Netflix) and Becoming Bulletproof (Showtime). Written and Executive Produced by Benjamin Goldman.

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Squads

Squads is a new documentary film by InVision that provides an unprecedented look at the modern product team, or “squad,” and the growing movement to rethink the way we work so teams are better empowered to move fast and innovate.

The film features teams at nine trailblazing companies including Airbnb, Atlassian, Consensys, ING, YouTube, and others; and interviews with luminaries such as Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of agile framework Scrum, as well as Henrik Kniberg, creator of the Spotify squads model.

Written & Produced by Benjamin Goldman

Game Night

When the sun sets, I transform into the host and creator of a mind-bending show about the intersection of video games and the metaverse called GAME NIGHT. The show is a retro-future take on the gaming industry that harnesses the power of 80s-era nostalgia to tell a story about where the future is going. Filmed entirely on retro technology, including an RCA camera from the 1986 and edited from VHS.

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Contact

hello [at] benjamin.tv