Michael Arias is an American-born filmmaker. He started his career as visual effects artist in the late 80s and worked for The Abyss, Total Recall, and The Hudsucker Proxy. In 2000, he accepted Andy and Lana Wachowski’s invitation to produce the Matrix-inspired anthology The Animatrix. He made his feature directing debut with Tekkonkinkreet in 2006. In 2009, Michael directed Heaven’s Door, his first live-action feature.