The Documentary

A FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY directed by IAN MACKENZIE

After graduating from college Sean Aiken struggled with the question “What should I do with my life?” So he created The One-Week Job Project. His goal: to work fifty-two jobs in fifty-two weeks in search of his passion.

He traveled across Canada and the United States reinventing himself as a firefighter a stock trader a radio DJ a martial arts instructor an NHL mascot a snowshoe guide and more.

During the course of his seven-day stints Sean discovered many others struggling to answer the question “what should I do with my life?” To find the answer he continued to ask himself and his employers about the nature of success and the real meaning of happiness – all while having the adventure of his life.

“I was inspired on so many levels and touched by so many of the stories.” – Robert Manolson, Powerful Play Experiences

This film isn’t just for recent college graduates. I’ve been recommending it to my friends who’ve been hit hard by this economy and others who are just not happy with what they do for work. And I, who am happily employed at a wonderful organization, enjoyed watching this film, too, because Sean does a great job of verbalizing what it is that makes a job fulfilling. Great work guys! - Beth

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Seen the film? Send in your review! Email ian@oneweekjob.com

Read the reviews:

“Very inspiring documentary — I think this should be highly recommended viewing for every high school student! Great work!” – Patrick

“You boys have really stood up to and led the way through the challenges facing a lot of today’s youth. Your dedication to finding your passion, and the smart ways you share that with the world will no doubt pave a new train of thought.” – Elton

“My 15 year old son and I just watched your DVD last night, and enjoyed it immensely. Even the teenager thought it was good.” - Rhonda

“What I liked about the film was that it gave the viewer a “you are not alone” feeling and showed that the job you choose is almost irrelevant or arbitrary..as long as you’re taken up by it and are passionate about it. I think it’s assuring to younger viewers that they can do anything they want, especially when they see (older) generations still searching for what they really want to do.” - Rishad

“I was inspired on so many levels and touched by so many of the stories.” – Robert Manolson, Powerful Play Experiences

“Guys! amazing… just looking out for what I think life is all about, i stumble upon this! For some of us, this inspirational philosophy can be sometimes confusing. In times where the old belief-system gets mixed up with the newer searches for truth and meaning to our life’s journey, you can find yourself totally lost! But again, thanks to these type of messages, from you and your friends, it is obvious… follow your heart!” – Ineke

“WOW! I recently attended a public showing of the documentary which also featured a Q&A time with Sean and Ian and I was blown away! These guys are REAL! Not only is this an inspirational story but these guys are solid. I am very fortunate to have a job that I LOVE and I have devoted my life to teaching and inspiring young people to find there passion in life and set goals. Not setting goals is like running a race without a finish line and not having passion about your race can lead to a miserable career. These guys nailed it. I think the experiences that Sean went through can provide viewers with a sense of passion and a desire to follow their dreams. Do what you like and you’ll never work a day in your life.” – Jason Adams

“After walking away from your film I have to say I left truly inspired. It’s just amazing at what you achieved and accomplished in your year search for your passion.” - Josh

Great story, well shot and told. Good job Sean and Ian! This is something that should be seen by everyone! – Joe Masiero, Astronomer

A joy to watch. One Week Job has it all- entertainment, challenges, love, and a hero. I’m so excited to share this movie with my friends and family because each one of them will find something that speaks directly to them. This film doesn’t just leave you inspired- it gives you direction. Sean not only moves you to try something new, he shows you where to start- and he makes it look fun! - Lauren Balser

“As a teacher I look for films that help people understand their journey in life. One week job is such a film. Sean goes out to learn what it is to fit into the modern world, but in trying out different jobs he discovers a job isn’t a suit you wear, rather, it’s a reflection of the person you seek to become. While you may not think it, this is the classic hero’s journey, The journey to find something greater only to come back home to realize it starts with your own heart. This movies show each one of us is a seeker. even in something ordinary as looking for work, and that secret truth this movies shows, our own larger journey to find completion of life.” - Casey Kochmer, Taoist Teacher

“Intelligent and Inspiring. Fuels the fire that is often smothered with fear – can I really be myself, love my work as an artist would and truly call it a livelihood? If you have doubt, watch this film and become inspired to live your innermost dream.” - Alan Clements, Author

“Believe it or not, the film is finished and my eyes are wet. You did a great job sharing your feelings with others with this movie.” – Rasool

“A fun educational adventure with great lessons for anyone who’s wondering: What do I want to do with my life?” – Kyle MacDonald, Author One Red Paperclip