Episode 75  —  Michael Arias

November 3, 2014  —  2 hours, 19 mins

Tekkonkinkreet director Michael Arias joins us to share a few of his many film, anime, and manga influences, what it’s like living and working in Japan as a part of the Asian film industry, and a few tidbits about working with the Wachowskis to produce The Animatrix and collaborating with James Cameron on The Abyss.

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If you stumble upon perfection [in Japan], it’s not the result of brute force. Usually, it’s the result of some kind of very unpredictable chemical reaction. Whereas I think in Hollywood, filmmakers have gotten very adept at channeling resources to create the most seamless, kind of ‘perfect’ filmed art that’s possible.
— Michael Arias