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 of a champion fighting mantis named Mikey, that won all of its fights only to become an enduring myth after being martyred in a prison riot.”
The James Goldstone Award is a $1,000 cash award sponsored by VTIFF and Bill Stetson. It is awarded to an emerging Vermont filmmaker and is the top award for the Vermont Filmmakers Showcase.