Jeremy Lee Mackenzie, Champlain College alumnus, received the James Goldstone Award at this year’s Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF). His film, Hidden Blueprints: The Story of Mikey is described as “A hybrid film that details the history and creation of a collection of wood-scrollwork that was designed and hidden in prison. It tells the story […]
The 2017 Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) released its lineup, and recent creative media graduate, Jeremy Lee MacKenzie, made the cut. His featured piece, “Hidden Blueprints,” is a hybrid documentary. The film will be screened on Friday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Main Street Landing Black Box in Burlington. It tells the history of his wood scrollwork collection that he designed and hid while he was in prison, and the powerful transformation it created in his life.
VTIFF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the community through film. The entire festival takes place from Friday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 29. For more information about “Hidden Blueprints” or this year’s programming, please visit the festival’s website.
(This photo appeared in a 2015 article from the Seven Days by Rachel Elizabeth Jones).
Julia Woodward – ’18
Ti Laurent, is a 2015 film directed by Champlain College Assistant Professor of Film John Rasmussen premiering Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m., at Main Street Landing Film House in Burlington. He will be in attendance at the screening to introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.
Film Director John Rasmussen
Ti Laurent centers on a young, poor boy (Pedro Bellabe) who is fighting for survival. Scenes were shot on the streets of the La Savane section of Les Cayes, the most impoverished region in southern Haiti. A review of Ti Laurent was recently reviewed in Seven Days. For ticket information, visit The Vermont International Film Foundation website: vtiff.org
Rasmussen is a filmmaker working in narrative, documentary and experimental forms. His work ranges from project documentation for organizations such as Oxfam, The United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative and Americorps to grassroots local narrative filmmaking in the U.S. and Haiti.
Rasmussen’s work has been exhibited in festivals in Mexico, Haiti, France, Canada, China and the United States. He has taught a wide variety of courses in filmmaking at The University of Miami, Miami International University of Art and Design, Le Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince and founded a film group in the low-income neighborhood of La Savane in Les Cayes, Haiti.