Mike Werckle Producer/Director

Mike Werckle received a BFA in Character Animation from California Institute of the Arts, and an MFA in Film Production from The University of Texas - Austin.

Using his mastery of both animation and film, Mike has enjoyed a successful career in both the video game and film industries. He wrote and storyboarded the animated sequences for Beavis and Butt-head: Virtual Stupidity, produced and directed the opening 3D animated film for the landmark Dungeons & Dragons: Core Rules game, and helped pioneer the use of 3D animation techniques in the highly acclaimed games Hexen II, Heretic II and Rune.

More recently, Mike became a sought after visualization animator, working alongside top directors to design thrilling sequences on films such as Superman Returns, Live Free or Die Hard, I Am Legend, Tropic Thunder, Machete, and Predators. Mike recently helped design the dinosaur sequences for Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life (Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2011) and worked with The Wachowskis on their sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending.

In 2013, Mike founded Animcorp in Rockford, Illinois.