It all started...

In university Ben was hit with a crippling depression that forced him to drop out of school and retreat into his parent's house. He felt buried by school, by work, and his own mind. In an attempt to feel more alive he made a list of '100 things to do before you die' with his three friends. They decided that for every bucket item they accomplished, they would help a complete stranger accomplish something on their list. 

They called their mission The Buried Life, after a poem which articulated their feelings perfectly - they felt buried. The foursome borrowed an RV, bought a second hand camera so they could film the journey and hit the road for two-weeks one summer to tackle their list. What happened next was a mix of luck and magic. People started to hear about their quest and wanted to help. Total strangers stepped up to assist them with their bucket list and others reached out asking for help with their biggest dreams. 

That two-week road trip started a movement that fueled Ben and his friends to continue to check things off their bucket list and help others for the next decade. Ben has learned that by doing what you love, you inspire others to do what they love. He is committed to spreading the message of radical possibility and leaving people not only inspired but also equipped to tackle the seemingly insurmountable. Ben and his friends founded a production company based in Los Angeles that produces television which challenges the current media landscape and pushes to break boundaries.



The Buried Life Documentary Teaser

(2019 RELEASE)


The poem that inspired the name

But often, in the world’s most crowded streets,
But often, in the din of strife,
There rises an unspeakable desire
After the knowledge of our buried life;
— The Buried Life, Matthew Arnold, 1852

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