Ian MacKenzie // Director/Producer
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 co-produced Velcrow Ripper’s feature documentary Occupy Love (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 (2010) – 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. Aside from film, Ian has created a variety of online projects including Let Me On Survivor and the spiritual travel magazine Brave New Traveler.
Jeremy Therrien // Sound Montage
Jeremy Therrien’s craft is built on a musical foundation that began at the age of four and has continued throughout his lifetime leading him into theatre, video and film sound design and music composition. Creative collaboration in the production of impactful sound design and music is Jeremy’s passion. His diverse musical understanding and his attention to detail enhance his ability to unlock the power of sound, even in its subtle and nuanced dimensions.
Jeremy’s work has been screened at film festivals in Canada and Europe and received major distribution throughout the United States and Canada. Recently he was nominated for a Leo Award in the category of best sound editing for a short drama.
Brian Duffy // Title & Opening Animation
Brian Duffy is an artist and writer currently living in Los Angeles. He has contributed animation to several independent documentaries, including Occupy Love (2013), Sacred Economics (2012), Savage Memory (2011) and Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness (2009).
Brian has created promotional animation for several tech startups, and is producing an upcoming cartoon web-series. His original animated shorts have been screened at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
As a writer, his essays survey the contemporary landscape of conscious evolution, including pop-mythology, space exploration and transformational festivals. His work has been featured in the online magazine Reality Sandwich. Brian is currently writing his first graphic novel.
Title & Opening Animation
Michael would like to thank Roshi Pat Enko O’Hara, Zen Master Dogen
and the entire family of Centre of Gravity Sangha
WATARI-UM GALLERY, TOKYO
RICK BUCKMAN COE
W2 MEDIA CAFE & THE AUDIENCE