Ben Caldwell is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, educator and community activist. Ben runs the Leimert Park Art Walk. He owns and manages a community media lab called Kaos Network, which empowers youth by providing training on digital art and multimedia while also collaborating with the USC Annenberg School for Communication to create national art installations. Ben is a member of the LA Rebellion, a group of young Black artists who create independent films as an alternative to Hollywood and produced 22 feature and short films. Caldwell worked on several, including Project Blowed as a cinematographer, editor, and writer. Project Blowed, an open mic workshop for young hip-hop artists, rappers, and graffiti artists was a successor to the Good Life Cafe, and one of Kos Network's biggest successes. Artists and groups such as Ava DuVernay, Abstract Rude, Jurassic Five, and others gained global popularity from Project Blowed. Caldwell also serves as a full-time faculty member at the California Institute of Arts.