“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 a filmmaker & media activist based in Vancouver, BC. He has a background in video journalism, short films, and documentaries, with his work appearing in The New York Times, National Geographic TV, CBC Documentary, The Globe and Mail, Adbusters, and festivals around the world.
He is co-producing Velcrow Ripper’s upcoming film Occupy Love (2013), and also in post-production for 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.
In 2009, he worked on Word Travels, a travel reality series airing on OLN, CityTV, and National Geographic.
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.
Listen to a recent interview “Revolution of Love Inspires New Economy” with Ian MacKenzie
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Watch a short introduction to my work (video shot for SFU “career advice” video contest).