About Ian MacKenzie

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Ian MacKenzie is an award-winning filmmaker, author, speaker, born in Vancouver, on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. 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.

Ian’s work is revolutionary. He makes you think, and he does it in a way that is impassioned, kind and lusciously filmed.” – Ignite Magazine

He is best known for his short film Sacred Economics (2012) with Charles Eisenstein and Amplify Her (2017) about the rise of the feminine in electronic music. His current projects include Lost Nation Road (2019) with Stephen Jenkinson and Eros: The Source Awakens (2019) about the revolutionary peace village Tamera in Portugal.

His focus covers a range of diverse topics & subjects, though all fall under his mission of exploring the intersection of eros, emergence, and village.

Ian’s previous work includes Dear Guardians (2014) which won Best Documentary at the Media Film Festival and was named a Vimeo Staff Pick. He co-produced Velcrow Ripper’s feature film Occupy Love (2013), and the short film Reactor (2013), in collaboration with the late Michael Stone. 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 series “Breaking Free” was shot in countries ranging from China, Panama, Nicaragua, Thailand, Japan, and more.

Aside from film, Ian has created a variety of online projects including Let Me On Survivor and the spiritual travel magazine Brave New Traveler.