• company

    Bonaparte & ProdCo

  • position


  • when

    Nov. 7th 14:30

about the speaker

Mackenzie Sheppard is a film director. He is Canadian, born in the UK, but was raised in Japan from the age of 5. He currently lives in Tokyo. His visual diversity and magical take on stories has received widespread acclaim around the world.

His work has been recognized at award winning festivals around the world, such as the Cannes Young Director Awards in both 2015 and 2016. VISIT EARTH, his first original series was nominated for Best of the Year at the Vimeo Festival 2020, and viewed over 50 million times on YouTube. His Liberty Fields docu-film for Guinness won Best Web Film at AICP 2020. SIGNALS was his first indie mini series that premiered in 2021. He won a Cannes Silver Lion for his award winning music video Nike Juku in 2023, and was shortlisted for another 9 Cannes Lions for his New York Times campaign in 2023.

Mackenzie is repped by Bonaparte and ProdCo.


at ciclope

Droga5’s Co-Head of Production, Ruben Mercadal and Senior Art Director, Ben Muckensturm, along with The New York Times’ Head of Enterprise Brand, Chanelle Kalfas, and director Mackenzie Sheppard (Bonaparte) will dive into their work for More of Life Brought to Life, the campaign that showcases how journalism provides a more connected understanding of the world around. The conversation will be moderated by journalist Olivia Atkins.