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Zach Macias is an American brickfilmer. Since 2005, he has been influential in pushing the quality of stop-motion and cinematic aspects in brickfilming, with films including The Profession, Stranger Than Fishin', The Cleaners, and Mirrored Perspective. He is also known for the Ben and Andy series, which is one of the longest running series' in brickfilming.[1] He regularly works alongside Nathan Wells (who co-directed The Cleaners), and he has also worked as an additional animator on multiple films directed by Forrest Whaley. Zach was inspired to begin brickfilming after seeing The Peril of Doc Ock online in 2004.


Year Title Notes
2005 The Door and Beyond About a Door parody
2005 The Croc[2]
2005 A Day at the Theatre Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest entry
2005 The Bad Day
2005 Merry Happy Whatever
2006 The Laws of Sir Isaac Newton
2006 Montage Clip - Airplane!
2006 Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 7
2006 To Strive for Fame Fame, Infamy and Glory Contest third place winner
2006 Montage Clip - Empire Strikes Back
2006 Back to School Nightmare Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest 2 second place winner
2006 Feel Great Co-production with Nathan Wells
2006 Duel "Best 30 Second Fight Scene" Mini-Contest first place winner
2006 Billingsgate Dictionary Series film
2006 A [Post] Halloween Extravaganza
2006 Mirrored Perspective
2007 Solar Flares
2007 iPhone Ad Insanely Great Tees iPhone Ad Contest entry
2007 The Day Crashed Community project co-ordinated by Nathan Wells
2007 Hypothetical Possibilities Inventions, Discoveries and Extraordinary Achievements Contest third place winner
2007 Arthur's Legacy Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest 3 entry
2007 The Season of Giving Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest 4 second place winner
2007 Diatribe/Malapropos Co-production with Nathan Wells[3]
Dictionary Series film
2008 Montage Clip - Blade Runner
2008 Attack of the Second Amendment
2008 Social Experiment Brickfilming Halloween Competition 2 second place winner
2009 Rock Monster Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest 6 entry
2009 Gears of Solace
2009 The Sales Pitch
2009 Applied Biosystems Commissioned by Harris D. McKinney
2009 The Emperor's Royal Guard
2009 Dane Cook Gets Sacrificed to the Sun Gods by a Mayan Priest
2009 101 Ways a Minifig Can Fail at Life EXTRA - Identity Crisis
2009 It's a Bird! It's a Plane!
2009 Jack in the Box
2010 Stranger than Fishin'
2010 The Magician Avant-Garde Contest entry
2010 Updates - Live from On Set
2010 Treasure Hunter Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest 8 entry
2010 The Profession
2011 Walt White and Blue
2011 Skyrim: Horse Ro Dah
2011 Bus Stop Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest 9 entry
2012 The Spirit of Easter EASTER Contest 2012 third place winner
2012 DELIVER - Teaser Trailer
2012 LEGO Gears of War - Deathmatch "Shooting A Gun (Without VFX)" Animation Challenge winner
2012 R I S E
2012 Mad Minifigs: The Dish Situation
2013 TED·E
2013 Patreon Promo
2013 A Christmas Caper Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest 11 entry
Extended cut released 2014
2014 How They Beat the Oregon Trail IRL Commissioned by Learn Liberty[4]
2014 LEGO - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
2014 Sinner Monologues
2014 Bricks in Motion: The Documentary Kickstarter Pitch
2014 Epic Rap Battles of History: Zeus vs Thor Directed by Forrest Whaley
2014 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer in LEGO Co-production with Philip Heinrich
2015 Resolute Late Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest XII film
2015 Bricks in Motion: The Documentary Kickstarter Update #17 Co-production with Philip Heinrich and Steffen Troeger
Also known as Dane Cook Gets Crushed by the Collapse of Communism[5]
2015 Keep Going Commissioned by The School of Life
2015 Backstage at the Bricks in Motion Awards!
2015 No One is 'Normal' Commissioned by The School of Life
2015 LEGO Captain America 3: Nazi Zombies Directed by Forrest Whaley
2016 Bricks in Motion: The Documentary Producer and stop-motion animator
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in LEGO! Created by Animators Collective
2016 LEGO Skyfall: Shanghai Fight Unfinished
2017 Backstabbers Late Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest XIV film
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in LEGO! Created by Animators Collective
2017 Death Star Jam Commissioned by Plox
2018 Billy Mays Presents the SNIPPER SWEEP Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest XV entry
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Trailer (As Told with LEGO Bricks) Commissioned by Disney and The LEGO Group
Directed by Pablo Espada
2018 The Cleaners Co-production with Nathan Wells
2018 An Arresting Development Originally intended for the Brickfilm Rapidly All Week Long Contest 2014
2019 The Sentinel Co-production with Nathan Wells
Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest XVI first place winner
2019 MEAT UP with Dead Meat James ft. Joe Dante Commissioned by Crypt TV
Set design by Nathan Wells
2019 LEGO Batman Rises Directed by Forrest Whaley
2019 Twitch Rivals LEGO Overwatch Commissioned by Twitch Rivals
Set design by Nathan Wells
2020 Marriage: A Star Wars Story Set design by Nathan Wells
2020 LEGO Avengers: Endgame - The Snap
2020 The Skywalker Saga in LEGO Community project coordinated by Brickfilm Day
2020 Quarantine Daze - Episode 1: "A Fistful of Toilet Paper" Community project series coordinated by Zach Macias
2020 Quarantine Daze - Episode 2: "We Were Troopers"
2020 Quarantine Daze - Episode 3: "I Saw The Sasquatch"
2020 Quarantine Daze - Episode 4: "Stand-Up Comedy Night"
2020 Quarantine Daze - Episode 5: "Social Distancing with Spider-Man!"
2020 Quarantine Daze - Episode 6: "The Diagnoses of Dr. Dakota"
2020 Epic Rap Battles of History: Harry Potter vs Luke Skywalker Directed by Forrest Whaley
Commissioned by ERB
2020 Control
2021 Ben's Happy New Year
2021 How 24 Different Types of People Would React to Being Stranded on a Desert Island Co-production with Nathan Wells
Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest XVIII entry
2021 C is for Cleaners Co-production with Nathan Wells
2021 BAH RAM YOU - Sea of Thieves Official music video
Co-production with Nathan Wells
2021 Dayjà Vu Brickfilm Rapidly All Week Long Contest 2021 entry
2021 Skater Girl Co-production with Nathan Wells
2022 THE SPIN Unfinished version entered into the Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest 2022
2022 You ain’t nothin’ but a…
2022 Christmas Holidaze Executive producer; community project coordinated by "JO Co"
2023 ARC Port Brickfilm Rapidly All Week Long Contest 2023 entry

Collaborations with Nathan Wells[]

Over the years Zach Macias and Nathan Wells have worked together on many projects, including four direct collaborations: Feel Great, Diatribe/Malapropos, The Cleaners, and The Sentinel, and two community projects: The Day Crashed and Quarantine Daze. They have also provided numerous voices for each others films, including Infinity SquaredUnsoundTo Strive for FameArthur's Legacy, and A Christmas Caper.

Nathan and Zach also worked together on the 2014 Bricks in Motion Awards, and worked with Philip Heinrich on the Bricks in Motion Documentary. All three of them appeared in the Bricks in Motion Documentary Kickstarter video, which marks the first time Nathan and Zach's LEGO figures have ever spoken to each other.[6]