This featured brickfilmer post is part of a series of articles highlighting animators who supported the Bricks in Motion Documentary project on Kickstarter.
Michael Tourette (HoldingOurOwn) is an enthusiast of toys and 1980s culture, a LEGO animator, and a married Catholic and father. He received his first Lego set in the 1970s, at the age of 3. He returned to Lego as an adult in 1999 with the release of Lego's first licensed property: Star Wars: Episode I. Tourette first became interested in Brickfilming after discovering the medium in a 2011 issue of BrickJournal. After reading about it, he began watching brickfilms online. Of the brickfilms he watched, Chris Allbee's Joe Brickmond was what inspired him most. He praises the series for its deep characterization.