On depression

Friends, let me say up front, I have not wrestled with severe depression. I have been on the periphery of many who have, and many who continue to struggle. I’ve recognized that much of the discussion around depression amounts to this: let’s talk about it. Let’s beckon it from the shadows. Let us set theContinue reading »

We are makers

We are makers You and I Life entrusted Us With hands Fingers Hearts To clasp in prayer To clench in grief To craft towards beauty. Careful now – In our making We end life Or ensure its continuity A fragile finite cycle A spiral. – Posted to Facebook, July 30

Living the New Economy Keynote: Mark Lakeman & Ian MacKenzie

Kicking off 6-days of fantastic events for this year’s Living the New Economy in Vancouver, is a dynamic-duo keynote from Vancouver’s own new paradigm filmmaker Ian MacKenzie (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics, Reactor, One Week Job) and visionary placemaker and permaculturist Mark Lakeman (founder of City Repair, Portland). This is the evening that will set theContinue reading »

Changing Reactions – Behind the scenes of ‘Reactor’

THE CATASTROPHE at Fukushima presents the opportunity to re-evaluate basic assumptions about energy and technology but the temptation to double down on business as usual becomes incredibly strong. Will our species obtain a paradigm shift in the face of an energy emergency? Could we create new models for business that regenerate ecological functions rather thanContinue reading »

Be Brave (2014)

Directors: Daniel Northcott & Mikki Willis Additional Camera & Crowdfunding Strategist: Ian MacKenzie SYNOPSIS: Daniel was an aspiring filmmaker that filmed his travels through 42 countries intending to make a movie about the world’s interconnectedness from the Cellular level of life to the Universal. After 8 years of filming Daniel became terminally ill and diedContinue reading »