“Ian’s work is revolutionary. He makes you think, and he does it in a way that is impassioned, kind and lusciously filmed.” – Ignite
Ian MacKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker & media activist based in the Pacific Northwest of Turtle Island (aka Vancouver). His work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic TV, CBC Documentary, The Globe and Mail, Adbusters, and film festivals around the world.
His focus covers a range of diverse topics & subjects, though all fall under his mission of uncovering and amplifying stories of the emerging paradigm.
He co-produced Velcrow Ripper’s feature film Occupy Love (2013), and more recently released the short film Reactor (2013). Sacred Economics (2012) is one of his most popular web films, in collaboration with author Charles Eisenstein. Ian’s previous short The Revolution Is Love (2011) was named one of the top 10 Occupy films to watch 2011.
In 2010, he released his first documentary feature “One Week Job” - an inspirational story about a guy who worked 52 jobs in 52 weeks to find his passion. The project received widespread media attention (New York Times, CNN) and the film was aired on CBC Documentary Channel.
Ian MacKenzie also served as head of Matador Productions, overseeing original video series for the world’s largest independent travel magazine. The upcoming series “Breaking Free” was shot in countries ranging from China, Panama, Nicaragua, Thailand, Japan, and more.
He holds a BA in Communication from Simon Fraser University and a Diploma from Long Ridge Writer’s Group.
While Ian counts many friends, mentors, and fellow artists among his influences, he studies directly with the following teachers: