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Laurence Wachowski{{Birth date and age196521}}Chicago, Illinois, U.S.{{smallLilly:}}Andrew Paul Wachowski{{Birth date and age>mf=yes12|29}} Chicago, Illinois, U.S.| death_date = | death_place = Collectively:}}The Wachowski Brothers {{small|(before 2010)}}, The Wachowskis| occupation = Film and television directors, writers, producers| years_active = 1994–presentLana:}} {hide}Plainlist|
  • {{marriage|Thea Bloom|October 30, 1993|December 2002|end=divorced{edih}
  • {{marriage|Karin Winslow|2009}}


}}{{small|Lilly:}} {{marriage|Alisa Blasingame|1991}}| known for = American film and TV director sisters
{edih}}}Lana Wachowski (formerly Laurence "Larry" Wachowski, born June 21, 1965)WEB,weblink Larry Wachowski Biography (1965–), FilmReference.com, March 9, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160310030034weblink">weblink March 10, 2016, mdy-all, and Lilly Wachowski (formerly Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski, born December 29, 1967) are American film and TV directors, writers, and producers.NEWS, 21 Transgender People Who Influenced American Culture,weblink Time, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160805093258weblink">weblink August 5, 2016, mdy-all, They are sisters, and are both trans women.NEWS,weblink Larry Wachowski Transgender: 'Matrix' Director Reveals Transition To Lana Wachowski (VIDEO), HuffPost, Cavan, Sieczkowski, July 30, 2012, no,weblink August 9, 2012, mdy-all, Collectively known as the WachowskisWEB, Rachel Janik,weblink Wachowskis: Jupiter Ascending and Sense8 on Netflix: What to Expect, Time, February 24, 2015, 11 March 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160312011257weblink">weblink March 12, 2016, mdy-all, ({{IPAc-en|w|ə|ˈ|tʃ|aʊ|s|k|i}}) and formerly as the Wachowski Brothers, the pair made their directing debut in 1996 with Bound, and achieved fame with their second film The Matrix (1999), a major box office success for which they won the Saturn Award for Best Director. They wrote and directed its two sequels: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both in 2003), and were deeply involved in the writing and production of other works in that franchise.Following the commercial success of The Matrix series, they wrote and produced the 2005 film V for Vendetta (an adaptation of the graphic novel by Alan Moore), and in 2008 released the film Speed Racer, which was a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime series. Their next film, Cloud Atlas, based on the novel by David Mitchell and co-written and co-directed by Tom Tykwer, was released in 2012. Their film Jupiter Ascending and the Netflix series Sense8, which they co-created with J. Michael Straczynski, both debuted in 2015.The sisters have worked as a writing and directing team through most of their professional film careers, until the second season of Sense8 in 2016.WEB,weblink What To Expect From "Sense8" Season 2, Jarett Wieselman, May 26, 2016, BuzzFeed, May 26, 2016,weblink May 26, 2016, no, mdy-all, At this point Lilly took an active break from writing and directing, with Lana continuing the TV series solo, which has marked the first time that the sisters worked separately.WEB,weblink Lilly Wachowski to Take a Backseat on Sense8 Season Two, Jackson McHenry, Vulture.com, May 26, 2016, June 10, 2016,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160610220540weblink">weblink June 10, 2016, no, mdy-all,

Early life

Lana was born Laurence Wachowski in Chicago in 1965; Lilly was born Andrew Paul Wachowski two and a half years later, in 1967. Their mother Lynne ({{nee}} Luckinbill) was a nurse and painter. Their father Ron Wachowski was a businessman of Polish descent. Their uncle is the actor and Primetime Emmy Award-winning producer Laurence Luckinbill.WEB, Wachowski Brothers Reload, The World of English,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130508120706weblink">weblinkweblink May 8, 2013, They have two other sisters: Julie and Laura.WEB, Marcus, Baram,weblink Wacky Wachowskis, New York Post, Whoaisnotme.net, May 21, 2003, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120924184352weblink">weblink September 24, 2012, mdy-all, Julie was credited as assistant coordinator in the Wachowskis' film Bound;NEWS,weblink Bound â€“ Cast, Crew, Director and Awards, The New York Times, July 9, 2013, she is a novelist and screenwriter.NEWS,weblink J. Wachowski Is Speaker at Chattanooga Writers Guild Meeting on May 14, Chattanoogan.com, May 2, 2013, March 9, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160305055135weblink">weblink March 5, 2016, mdy-all, Lana and Lilly attended the Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago's Beverly area, and they graduated from Whitney Young High School, known for its performing arts and science curriculum, in 1983 and 1985 respectively, in both cases under their birth names. Former classmates recall their playing Dungeons & Dragons and working in the school's theater and TV program.Lana went to Bard College in New York and Lilly attended Emerson College in Boston. Each dropped out before graduating.

Career

After dropping out of college, the Wachowskis ran a house painting and construction business in Chicago while writing for Marvel Comics' Razorline imprint, namely Ectokid (created by horror novelist Clive Barker) in 1993. They also wrote the series Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Clive Barker's Nightbreed for Epic Comics.

Film

In the mid-1990s they branched out into film writing, including the script for Assassins in 1994, which was directed by Richard Donner and released in 1995. Warner Bros. bought the script and included two more pictures in the contract. Donner had their script "totally rewritten" by Brian Helgeland and the Wachowskis tried unsuccessfully to remove their names from the film. They say the experience gave them the perspective that they should become directors or "[they will] never survive as writers in this town".WEB,weblink The Wachowskis Refuse To Take No for an Answer, buzzfeed.com, September 13, 2016, no,weblink September 10, 2016, mdy-all, Their next project was the 1996 neo-noir thriller Bound, for which they wrote the script and made their debut as directors. The film was well received for its style and craft,WEB,weblink Bound, July 8, 2012, Rotten Tomatoes, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120626021243weblink">weblink June 26, 2012, mdy-all, and was noted as one of the first mainstream films to feature a gay relationship without it being central to the plot.NEWS, LaSalle, Mick, Mick LaSalle, Darkly Witty 'Bound' a Taut Noir Caper, San Francisco Chronicle, October 4, 1996, May 28, 2007,weblink no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20071124012456weblink">weblink November 24, 2007, mdy-all, Taking advantage of the positive buzz, the Wachowskis asked to direct their next picture, The Matrix.

Influences

J. Michael Straczynski, who has worked with the Wachowskis on Ninja Assassin and Sense8, has said that the sisters told him they were reading his column on scriptwriting for the Writer's Digest magazine, for inspiration and pointers.WEB,weblink Straczynski Talks 'Sense8' and the Outrageous Show's Diversity, June 9, 2016, awardsdaily.com, October 31, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160610215350weblink">weblink June 10, 2016, mdy-all, Straczynski contributed to the magazine from 1981 to 1991.WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2016-10-31, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20170419164948weblink">weblink April 19, 2017, mdy-all, In 1998, in the context of explaining how they got their start in filmmaking, the Wachowskis mentioned Roger Corman's book, How I Made A Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime, and indicated, with laughter, that they liked his movies, and began by wanting to "make a low-budget horror movie." In the same interview, they expressed being flattered, after their first film, by comparisons to the Coen brothers, who had "made five, maybe six great movies…" at that time.Speaking to Bernard Weintraub of The New York Times in April 1999, the Wachowskis mention explicitly preparing for their first Matrix production by studying the works of John Woo "and other Hong Kong filmmakers", as well as reading and rereading Homer's Odyssey, and studying the works of John Huston, Stanley Kubrick, Fritz Lang, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, and Billy Wilder.JOURNAL, Bernard, Weinraub, Brothers Unleash the Comic Book of Ideas, April 5, 1999, The New York Times,weblink September 28, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160307045432weblink">weblink March 7, 2016, mdy-all, Mark Miller, writing in Wired in 2003, also listed Homer, Hermann Hesse, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and philosopher Cornel West. In an interview with Gadfly in 2004 (after their first movie), the Wachowskis reiterated their influence by or enjoyment of Huston (e.g. Treasure of the Sierra Madre) and Wilder (e.g., Sunset Boulevard and Lost Weekend), and added to these the impacts of Alfred Hitchcock (e.g. Strangers on a Train and Psycho), Roman Polanski (e.g. Repulsion), and Francis Ford Coppola (the Godfather movies, and The Conversation).Ken Wilber has been cited as an influence.WEB,weblink Anti Hero – the Hidden Revolution in Leadership & Change, academia.edu, 60, October 1, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161104035602weblink">weblink November 4, 2016, mdy-all,

The Matrix franchise

{{expand section | a more thorough overview of this franchise, here, effectively summarizing the wikilinked main article, so that readers desiring to understand the importance of this set of creative works (in the Wachowskis' creative development and history) do not have to leave the page | small = no|date=September 2016}}They completed The Matrix, a science fiction action film, in 1999. The movie stars Keanu Reeves as Neo, a hacker recruited by a rebellion to aid them in the fight against machines who have taken over the world and placed humanity inside a simulated reality called "the Matrix". Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving and Joe Pantoliano also star. The movie was a critical and commercial hit for Warner Bros. It won four Academy Awards, including for "Best Visual Effects" for popularizing the bullet time visual effect. The Matrix came to be a major influence for action movies and has appeared in several "greatest science fiction films" lists.WEB,weblink The Matrix: No 13 best sci-fi and fantasy film of all time, Stuart, Heritage, October 21, 2010, The Guardian, October 1, 2016, no,weblink October 9, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Top 25 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time – IGN – Page 4, ign.com, October 1, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161002025638weblink">weblink October 2, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink The Sci-Fi 25 – 25 – Countdown! – Movies – Sci-Fi Central – Entertainment Weekly, May 8, 2007, archive.org, October 1, 2016, bot: unknown,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070508042743weblink">weblink May 8, 2007, mdy-all, In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant."WEB,weblink National Film Registry selects 25 films for preservation, Susan, King, December 19, 2012, Los Angeles Times, October 1, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161005222926weblink">weblink October 5, 2016, mdy-all, After its success, the Wachowskis directed two sequels back-to-back, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both released in 2003. The Matrix Reloaded received positive critical reception, although not on the level of the original.WEB,weblink The Matrix Reloaded, rottentomatoes.com, October 1, 2016, no,weblink September 16, 2016, mdy-all, It became a major box office hit, retaining the spot of the highest-grossing R-rated film for over a decade (until 2016's Deadpool).WEB,weblink 'Deadpool' Overtakes 'Matrix Reloaded' as Highest-Grossing R-Rated Movie, Brent, Lang, March 29, 2016, Variety, October 1, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160926151125weblink">weblink September 26, 2016, mdy-all, The Matrix Revolutions received a mixed critical reception and performed lukewarmly in the box office. While it was profitable it made slightly less money than the original film.WEB,weblink The Matrix Revolutions, rottentomatoes.com, October 1, 2016, no,weblink September 16, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink The Matrix Revolutions (2003) – Box Office Mojo, boxofficemojo.com, October 1, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160925045720weblink">weblink September 25, 2016, mdy-all, During production of the first film, the Wachowskis and Spencer Lamm, who ran the film's official website, developed comics based on the setting of the film, which were published free of charge on the website. These and a few short stories were released in three series from 1999 to 2003, with several of them (along with new material) collected in two print volumes in 2003 and 2004. The Wachowskis themselves contributed "Bits and Pieces", a prequel to the movie that explains the origins of the Matrix, featuring illustrations by Geof Darrow, the movie's conceptual designer. Other writers and artists that contributed to the series include Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Paul Chadwick, Ted McKeever, Poppy Z. Brite, and Steve Skroce.After Lilly Wachowski came out, she encouraged looking back on her and Lana's works through a lens of their transness. The themes of identity, self-image and transformation are apparent in The Matrix. These underlying themes help understand a person's struggle and acceptance of identity is defined beyond the accepted borders of a system.WEB,weblink Lilly Wachowski Acknowledges Re-Examination of The Matrix With Lens Focused on Transness, www.themarysue.com, en, 2018-10-30,

Later work

The Wachowskis' next feature film was V for Vendetta, an adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel of the same name, starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. The Wachowskis wrote and produced the film with Matrix producer Joel Silver, who had previously purchased the film rights to the graphic novel. The Wachowskis offered the film to James McTeigue, the first assistant director of The Matrix trilogy, as his directorial debut. Moore did not participate in the production, as he was disappointed by previous Hollywood adaptations of his work, and disagreed with differences between the screenplay and his graphic novel. Following a statement to the press by Silver that Moore was supposedly excited to learn more about the movie, Moore demanded from Silver to retract it and when the latter didn't comply Moore had his name removed from the credits.WEB,weblink The Vendetta Behind 'V for Vendetta', Dave, Itzkoff, March 12, 2006, The New York Times, March 15, 2017, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20170419010342weblink">weblink April 19, 2017, mdy-all, The film's controversial storyline and themes have been both criticized and praised by sociopolitical groups. It was released in 2005 and was well received critically; it was a box office success but did not rank on the scale of The Matrix films.WEB, rottentomatoes.com, V for Vendetta (2006),weblink July 8, 2012, no,weblink June 3, 2017, mdy-all, The film popularized the image of the Guy Fawkes mask, originally designed by illustrator David Lloyd for the graphic novel, which was adopted as a symbol by the online hacktivist group Anonymous two years later.WEB,weblink Guy Fawkes mask inspires Occupy protests around the world - CNN, By Nick Thompson, CNN, CNN, September 13, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160512233515weblink">weblink May 12, 2016, mdy-all, In 2006, Silver had the Wachowskis and McTeigue hired to revamp The Invasion for Warner Bros. The studio was disappointed in the film as produced by director Oliver Hirschbiegel and hired the Wachowskis to rewrite a portion of the script and add new action scenes, which McTeigue directed. The film, the fourth adaptation of the novel The Body Snatchers, was released in 2007 and was not a critical or box office success. The Wachowskis and McTeigue are not credited on the film.NEWS, Nicole, Sperling, Christine, Spines,weblink Hidden 'Invasion', Entertainment Weekly, August 10, 2007, August 18, 2007, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20071014230838weblink">weblink October 14, 2007, mdy-all, The Wachowskis returned to directing with Speed Racer (2008) which starred Emile Hirsch. The film, which was again produced by Silver, was an adaptation of a 1960s Japanese manga series originally called Mach GoGoGo, which had previously been adapted as an anime television series in 1967. The Wachowskis were attracted to the project because the series was the first anime they had watched and they wanted to make a family friendly film for their nieces and nephews to enjoy.WEB,weblink IndieLondon: Speed Racer – Joel Silver interview – Your London Reviews, www.t75.org, indielondon.co.uk, September 14, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160915005552weblink">weblink September 15, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink WonderCon 07: Wonder Woman, Speed Racer Status, Eric, Moro, March 3, 2007, ign.com, September 14, 2016, no,weblink June 10, 2014, mdy-all, In an effort to simulate the look of anime in live action the Wachowskis had cinematographer David Tattersall shoot the movie digitally on a digital backlot with the intention of adding extensive visual effects in post-production. The movie was considered a critical and commercial disappointment.NEWS,weblink Why 'Speed Racer' sputtered, June 18, 2008, Anne, Thompson, June 18, 2008, Variety (magazine), Variety, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080617113205weblink">weblink June 17, 2008, mdy-all, While its special effects were noted as outstanding, the storyline is considered lacking.WEB,weblink Speed Racer, Rotten Tomatoes, Flixster, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150512022936weblink">weblink May 12, 2015, mdy-all, It was nominated in the category of "Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel" for the 29th Golden Raspberry Awards. Its box office gross was $93 million compared to a production budget of $120 million. Since then, critics periodically have put the film on lists of underrated or cult films.WEB, NP, Horton,weblink Top 50 underrated films of the 2000s, Den of Geek, October 1, 2014, no,weblink June 29, 2014, mdy-all, WEB, Nick, Hyman,weblink 15 Movies the Critics Got Wrong, Metacritic, June 14, 2010, October 1, 2014, no,weblink June 29, 2014, mdy-all, WEB, Annalee, Newitz,weblink 10 Reasons Why Speed Racer Is an Unsung Masterpiece, io9, October 1, 2014, no,weblink June 29, 2014, mdy-all, WEB, Alejandro, Stepenberg,weblink The UnPopular Opinion: Speed Racer, October 1, 2014, no,weblink June 29, 2014, mdy-all, WEB, Chris, Wade,weblink Speed Racer: The Wachowskis' masterpiece is underrated., October 25, 2012, Slate, October 1, 2014, no,weblink June 29, 2014, mdy-all, The Wachowskis' next film project was Ninja Assassin, a martial arts film starring Rain that was released in 2009. It was produced by the Wachowskis in their last involvement with Silver and directed by McTeigue and it was inspired by Rain's fighting scene in Speed Racer.WEB,weblink How Rain trained for 'Ninja Assassin', The Philippine Star, September 28, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161006120859weblink">weblink October 6, 2016, mdy-all, The screenplay was written by Matthew Sand and J. Michael Straczynski, who the Wachowskis called 6 weeks before filming to ask him for a complete rewrite completed within a week, because they were dissatisfied with the earlier drafts and were running out of time.WEB,weblink Masters of SciFi – J. Michael Straczynski on Changeling's Message and Warp-Speed Writing for Ninja Assassin, amc.com, September 23, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160924121053weblink">weblink September 24, 2016, mdy-all, Ninja Assassin received negative reviews and performed lukewarmly in the theaters but respectably on home video.WEB,weblink Ninja Assassin, rottentomatoes.com, September 23, 2016, no,weblink October 11, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink 'New Moon' Overshadows 'The Blind Side' At Box Office, MTV, September 28, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161001184752weblink">weblink October 1, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Ninja Assassin (2009) – Box Office Mojo, boxofficemojo.com, September 28, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161002053957weblink">weblink October 2, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink 500,000 'Ninja Assassin' DVDs Sold Within Four Weeks, hancinema.net, September 23, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160924173644weblink">weblink September 24, 2016, mdy-all, Their next directorial outing was Cloud Atlas, which was adapted from David Mitchell's 2004 novel of the same name and starred an ensemble cast which included Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. Cloud Atlas was written and directed in collaboration with German filmmaker Tom Tykwer to whom the Wachowskis had introduced the novel several years earlier. The filmmakers failed to secure funding from a studio (save for $20 million by Warner Bros.) and was produced independently after much trouble.WEB,weblink Don't Call 'Cloud Atlas' a Box-Office Flop Just Yet, October 29, 2012, thewrap.com, September 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160914152747weblink">weblink September 14, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Oscares Q&A: Wachowskis And Tykwer, Anthony, D'Alessandro, November 24, 2012, Deadline Hollywood, September 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160920064919weblink">weblink September 20, 2016, mdy-all, With a budget of over $100 million it was noted as the most expensive independent movie to that date and the first attempt at a German blockbuster.WEB,weblink Cloud Atlas to be filmed in Berlin as city eyes starring role in movies, Helen, Pidd, June 22, 2011, The Guardian, September 19, 2016, no,weblink September 27, 2016, mdy-all, The movie opened at the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012 to acclaim and received a loud and lengthy standing ovation.WEB,weblink Toronto: 'Cloud Atlas' premiere wows – cast gets standing ovation, Entertainment Weekly, September 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161118090217weblink">weblink November 18, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Wachowskis open up their 'Cloud Atlas' at last, Mark, Olsen, September 9, 2012, Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160521144741weblink">weblink May 21, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Toronto 2012: 'Cloud Atlas' Earns Lengthy Standing Ovation, but Are Oscars in the Cards?, The Hollywood Reporter, September 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161012043719weblink">weblink October 12, 2016, mdy-all, In its general release a month later, it received polarizing reviews and eventually appeared in both "Best Film" and "Worst Film" lists. Overall reviews were mixed to positive.WEB,weblink Cloud Atlas (2012), Rotten Tomatoes, October 27, 2012, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20121025200124weblink">weblink October 25, 2012, mdy-all, The film received many nominations and awards, particularly for its technical aspects, including ten nominations in the German Film Awards out of which it won five and five Saturn Award nominations out of which it won two. In contrast to Moore's aversion to the script and production of V for Vendetta, David Mitchell liked the script of Cloud Atlas, spent some time on the set (including filming a cameo) and had a positive impression about the end result.WEB,weblink 5 questions à... David Mitchell, l'auteur de "Cloud Atlas" !, AlloCine, allocine.fr, September 23, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160530231534weblink">weblink May 30, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Translating 'Cloud Atlas' Into the Language of Film, David, Mitchell, October 19, 2012, The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160917201634weblink">weblink September 17, 2016, mdy-all, According to the Wachowskis the movie was the hardest of their films to make, the one they are the most proud of, and the one they have been told has touched people's lives the most. They believe Cloud Atlas will be the film they will be remembered for.WEB,weblink 'Jupiter Ascending': The Wachowskis' long journey, February 6, 2015, Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160919232756weblink">weblink September 19, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink 'Jupiter Ascending' filmmakers thrive on being sci-fi originals, Toronto Sun, September 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161221145127weblink">weblink December 21, 2016, mdy-all, The Wachowskis subsequently produced and directed Jupiter Ascending, an original space opera screenplay they wrote. The film was released in 2015.WEB, Deadline, Mike, Fleming, October 20, 2011, July 19, 2012, Lana and Andy Wachowski Return To Sci-Fi Action Arena With 'Jupiter Ascending',weblink no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120829053117weblink">weblink August 29, 2012, mdy-all, It stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, and features the Wachowskis' regular collaborators John Gaeta on visual effects and Kym Barrett on costumes. According to Deadline, the financial and critical failure of Jupiter Ascending caused their business relationship with Warner Bros. that began with The Matrix franchise to be terminated.WEB,weblink The Wachowskis' Expensive Jupiter Ascending: What The Hell Happened?, Anthony, D'Alessandro, February 9, 2015, Deadline Hollywood, September 12, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160926124625weblink">weblink September 26, 2016, mdy-all, Their next project was the Netflix science fiction drama series Sense8, created and written with J. Michael Straczynski. Sense8 features an international ensemble cast and it is shot in a multitude of cities around the world. The Wachowskis directed most of the episodes of the first season with the rest being handled by McTeigue, Tykwer and their go-to visual effects supervisor on their movies, Dan Glass, on his directorial debut.WEB,weblink First Trailer for the Wachowskis' Sense8 Released, gamesradar.com, September 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160507024403weblink">weblink May 7, 2016, mdy-all, The first season premiered in 2015 to generally positive reviews particularly for the scale of the production and the presentation of diverse and LGBT characters and themes, winning the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series.WEB,weblink Sense8: Season 1, rottentomatoes.com, September 19, 2016, no,weblink May 13, 2017, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Outstanding Drama Series – GLAAD Media Awards: The Winners List, The Hollywood Reporter, September 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160507140553weblink">weblink May 7, 2016, mdy-all, It has also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.WEB,weblink Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Creative Arts Emmys 2016: Winners List, The Hollywood Reporter, September 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160911094827weblink">weblink September 11, 2016, mdy-all, A Christmas special was released December 23, 2016 with the remainder of the show's second season released in May 2017.WEB,weblink 'Sense8' Finally Confirms Christmas Special, Season 2 Premiere, December 3, 2016, Kevin Fitzpatrick, December 3, 2016,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161203233813weblink">weblink December 3, 2016, no, Subsequently, the third season was cancelled, and Sense8 concluded with a two-hour finale which aired in June 2018.In June 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited the Wachowskis to join its ranks.WEB,weblink Movie Academy Stresses Diversity As It Invites Record 683 For Membership Including Nate Parker, Freida Pinto & the Wachowskis, Deadline Hollywood, Erik Pedersen, June 29, 2016, 29 June 2016, no,weblink June 30, 2016, mdy-all,

Style

The Wachowskis admit to a love for telling multi-part stories. "Because we grew up on comic books and the Tolkien trilogy, one of the things we're interested in is bringing serial fiction to cinema," Lana has said. Lilly says: "We think movies are fairly boring and predictable. We want to screw with audiences' expectations."WEB,weblink Larry Wachowski, Filmbug, February 25, 2005, July 19, 2012, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120706125122weblink">weblink July 6, 2012, mdy-all, In terms of themes expressed in their body of work, Lana has cited "the inexplicable nature of the universe [being] in constant dialogue with our own consciousness and our consciousness actually affect[ing] the inexplicable nature of the universe", "interconnectivity and about truth beneath the surface",McGrath, Charles (October 9, 2012) "Bending Time, Bending Minds" {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150404035956weblink |date=April 4, 2015 }}, The New York Times. "the paradox of choice and choicelessness",Lana and Andy Wachowski New Matrix, Jupiter Ascending, Sign Vendetta Mask @ Cloud Atlas Gala London {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20170503021729weblink |date=May 3, 2017 }}. YouTube (February 18, 2013). "transcendence ... transcending archetypal boxes, stereotypes", "race ... an important component" and "gender ... it's one of our most significant cultural subjects".WEB,weblink Cloud Atlas – Chinese TV Interview with Hugo Weaving, Lana and Andy Wachowski, Tom Tykwer (v.qq.com), Hugo Weaving | Random Scribblings, February 17, 2013, YouTube, October 1, 2016, no,weblink April 21, 2016, mdy-all, The Wachowskis cited the art of comic book artist Geof Darrow as an influence on the look of The Matrix. Also, they said that Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scroll, and Akira were anime that inspired them, saying "in anime, one thing that they do that we tried to bring to our film was a juxtaposition of time and space in action beats".The Wachowskis cited Stanley Kubrick's (2001: A Space Odyssey (film)|2001: A Space Odyssey) as a major influence for Cloud Atlas.NEWS, Corliss, Richard, October 25, 2012,weblink 'Cloud Atlas' Movie Review: The Wachowskis Struggle in the Stratosphere, Time, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130111065512weblink">weblink January 11, 2013, mdy-all, They first saw the film when they were ten and seven, respectively.Lana has most been influenced by 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, Ma vie en rose, and My Neighbor Totoro.NEWS, Jeff, Oloizia,weblink Sam Taylor-Johnson, Lisa Cholodenko, Sarah Polley and Other Female Directors on the Movies That Influenced Them, T Magazine, August 13, 2014, August 18, 2014, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140820135216weblink">weblink August 20, 2014, mdy-all, Both Wachowskis are fans of the Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Wicked City, Ninja Scroll and Fist of the North Star anime films.Manga Max No. 8, July 1999None of the home video releases of their films feature any deleted scenes. Lana says that despite often having to cut scenes from their movies, they do not want to include deleted scenes in such releases, as this would suggest that their films suffer from incompleteness. They love their finished products and believe them complete.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20100213041503weblink">weblink February 13, 2010, Chat with the Wachowski Brothers, whatisthematrix.warnerbros.com, November 6, 1999, WEB, Steve, Weintraub, October 27, 2012,weblink Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer Talk CLOUD ATLAS and SPEED RACER, Collider, October 8, 2014, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20141012111816weblink">weblink October 12, 2014, mdy-all, For the same reason, they have not released their films for home video with director's or extended cuts. They also avoid recording audio commentary tracks, having participated only on the track recorded for the LaserDisc of Bound. The sisters say they learned that offering an interpretation of their movies means that viewers will be less likely to express their own interpretation.WEB,weblink The Many Meanings of the Matrix, MatrixFans.net, October 8, 2014, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20141013220100weblink">weblink October 13, 2014, mdy-all, Introduction by the Wachowski Brothers included in The Ultimate Matrix Collection

Frequent collaborators

{{Multiple issues|section=yes|{{BLP sources section|date=September 2016}}{{expand section | edits to tie notes in table, and collaboration facts, to sources | small = no|date=September 2016}}}}The Wachowskis frequently hire the same basic film crew to make their movies. Lana says they do it in part to ensure a positive environment. "It's like family. Everyone is very respectful of each other," says Lana.WEB, Tabach-Bank, Lauren,weblink Flipping the Script, The New York Times, August 13, 2014, They used the same practice while selecting the television crew for their Netflix show, Sense8.Some of their most notable frequent collaborators are:{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed"! rowspan="" | Crew member! rowspan="" | Bound! rowspan="" | The Matrix! rowspan="" | The Matrix Reloaded! rowspan="" | The Matrix Revolutions! rowspan="" | Speed Racer! rowspan="" | Cloud Atlas! rowspan="" | Jupiter Ascending! rowspan="" | Sense8! rowspan="" | Roles! rowspan="" | NotesKym BarrettHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/KYM-BARRETT-P212419/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 17, 2017, mdy-all, || {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|| Costume designer| Also credited in Enter the Matrix.PUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017DATE=JULY 28, 2015ACCESSDATE=MARCH 17, 2017ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20160508012138/HTTP://WWW.APDG.ORG.AU/INTERVIEW-HUGH-BATEUP-A-P-D-G-PRODUCTION-DESIGNER-SENSE8/DF=MDY-ALL, || {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}Production designer, Art director#In film>(supervising) art director|PUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017, mdy-all, |||||| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|| Film editor|| Geof Darrow|| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}} Uncredited Uncredited Uncredited|Concept art>Conceptual designer, conceptual artistSpeed Racer (film)>Speed Racer, ''Cloud Atlas (film), Jupiter Ascending''.HTTPS://FLINK.TO/STORIES/54216BB1267F16EA59000001WORK=FLINKTODEADURL=YESARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20141214130929/HTTPS://FLINK.TO/STORIES/54216BB1267F16EA59000001, December 14, 2014, Founded Burlyman Entertainment along with the Wachowskis and Steve Skroce and worked on Shaolin Cowboy, Doc Frankenstein and The Matrix Comics.Dane DavisHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/DANE-A-DAVIS-P168119/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017ACCESSDATE=2017-03-17 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20170317234530/HTTP://WWW.WBSOUND.COM/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/2016/12/DAVIS-DANE.PDF DF=MDY-ALL, | {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|| {{yes}}| {{yes}}Sound design#Film>Sound designer, supervising sound editor| Also credited in The Animatrix, Ninja Assassin and Enter the Matrix.Don Davis (composer)>Don DavisHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/DON-DAVIS-P135764/FILMOGRAPHY>TITLE=DON DAVIS – MOVIES AND FILMOGRAPHYACCESSDATE=MARCH 17, 2017ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20170318000556/HTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/DON-DAVIS-P135764/FILMOGRAPHYDF=MDY-ALL, | {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}||||| Composer| Also credited in The Animatrix, Enter the Matrix and The Matrix Online.John GaetaHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/JOHN-GAETA-P268676/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017DATE=APRIL 15, 2013ACCESSDATE=MARCH 17, 2017ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20170318000724/HTTP://COLLIDER.COM/JUPITER-ASCENDING-SYNOPSIS/DF=MDY-ALL, || {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|| {{yes}}|Visual effects supervisor, VFX creative director>visual effects designer| Also credited in Ninja Assassin, Enter the Matrix and The Matrix Comics.Method Studios>Dan GlassHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/DAN-GLASS-P320941/FILMOGRAPHY>TITLE=DAN GLASS – MOVIES AND FILMOGRAPHYACCESSDATE=MARCH 17, 2017ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20170318001204/HTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/DAN-GLASS-P320941/FILMOGRAPHYDF=MDY-ALL, HTTP://CINEFEX.COM/BLOG/SENSE8/>TITLE=THE VISUAL EFFECTS OF "SENSE8" – CINEFEX BLOGPUBLISHER=CINEFEX.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MAY 8, 2016, mdy-all, ||| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}Television director>TV episode directorSense8. Also credited in V for Vendetta (film)>V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin and Enter the Matrix.Michael GiacchinoHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/MICHAEL-GIACCHINO-P298495/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017, mdy-all, ||||| {{yes}}|| {{yes}}|| Composer|Grant Hill (film producer)>Grant HillHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/GRANT-HILL-P167919/FILMOGRAPHY>TITLE=GRANT HILL – MOVIES AND FILMOGRAPHYACCESSDATE=MARCH 17, 2017ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20170318002715/HTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/GRANT-HILL-P167919/FILMOGRAPHYDF=MDY-ALL, ||| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| Producer, executive producer, unit production manager| Also credited in V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin and Enter the Matrix.James McTeigueHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/JAMES-MCTEIGUE-P268863/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 17, 2017DATE=MAY 29, 2015ACCESSDATE=MARCH 17, 2017ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20160508201643/HTTP://WWW.COMINGSOON.NET/MOVIES/FEATURES/444671-INTERVIEW-DIRECTOR-JAMES-MCTEIGUE-ON-SURVIVOR-AND-NETFLIXS-SENSE8DF=MDY-ALL, || {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}||| {{yes}}Assistant director#Sub-roles>First assistant director, second unit director, TV episode directorThe Invasion (film)>The Invasion and Enter the Matrix.STEVE >LAST=PETERSON TITLE=GAMES NEED MORE DIRECTION, SAYS FILMMAKER JAMES MCTEIGUE DATE=APRIL 30, 2013 DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=OCTOBER 6, 2014, mdy-all, Also director of the Wachowski-produced V for Vendetta and Ninja Assassin.Owen Paterson (production designer)>Owen PatersonHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/OWEN-PATERSON-P105764/FILMOGRAPHY>TITLE=OWEN PATERSON – MOVIES AND FILMOGRAPHYACCESSDATE=MARCH 17, 2017ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20170318002735/HTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/OWEN-PATERSON-P105764/FILMOGRAPHYDF=MDY-ALL, || {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|||| Production designer| Also credited in V for Vendetta and Enter the Matrix.Bill PopeHTTP://WWW.ATLANTAFILMSOCIETY.ORG/CALENDAR/2016/5/3/MASTER-CLASS-SERIES-BILL-POPE-CINEMATOGRAPHERPUBLISHER=ATLANTAFILMSOCIETY.ORGDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017, mdy-all, | {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}||||| Director of photographyEnter the Matrix. Pope says he hasn't been asked to work again with the Wachowskis since a fall out they had during The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.CHRISTINA DATE=MAY 19, 2014 TITLE=CINEMATOGRAPHER BILL POPE TALKS COSMOS, ANT-MAN, THE WACHOWSKIS, MORE ACCESSDATE=OCTOBER 1, 2014 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20141006123901/HTTP://COLLIDER.COM/BILL-POPE-COSMOS-ANT-MAN-INTERVIEW/ DF=MDY-ALL, Joel SilverHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/JOEL-SILVER-P111476/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017, mdy-all, || {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|||| ProducerAssassins (film)>Assassins, The Animatrix (executive producer), V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin, Enter the Matrix and The Matrix Online.According to a March 2017 article by The Hollywood Reporter, Silver has a strained relationship with the Wachowskis.HTTP://WWW.HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM/HEAT-VISION/MATRIX-REBOOT-WORKS-AT-WARNER-BROS-986292>TITLE='THE MATRIX' REBOOT IN THE WORKS AT WARNER BROS. (EXCLUSIVE)ACCESSDATE=MARCH 15, 2017ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20170315031900/HTTP://WWW.HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM/HEAT-VISION/MATRIX-REBOOT-WORKS-AT-WARNER-BROS-986292DF=MDY-ALL, | Steve Skroce|| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}} Uncredited Uncredited Uncredited| Storyboard artistCloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending and Sense8.HTTP://WORDBALLOON.BLOGSPOT.COM/2014/05/WORD-BALLOON-PODCAST-HASAN-MINAHJ-ON.HTMLAUTHOR=JOHN SIUNTRESDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=OCTOBER 6, 2014AUTHOR=AMBUSH BUGWORK=AINT IT COOL NEWSDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MAY 7, 2016, mdy-all, Also credited in V for Vendetta and Ninja Assassin. Founded Burlyman Entertainment along with the Wachowskis and Geof Darrow, and worked on Ectokid, Doc Frankenstein, and The Matrix Comics.Zach StaenbergHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/ZACH-STAENBERG-P112434/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017, mdy-all, | {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|||| Film editor| Also credited in Enter the Matrix, (The Matrix: Path of Neo).| Ethan Stoller||||| {{yes}}|| {{yes}}| {{yes}}Music editor (filmmaking)>music editor, composerSpeed Racer and was credited in V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin and Google Me Love.He has known the Wachowskis since high school.ETHAN URL=HTTPS://WWW.YAHOO.COM/TV/EMMY-SPOTLIGHT-2016-SENSE8-MUSIC-EDITOR-129235356445.HTML DATE=SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 ACCESSDATE=SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20160507200607/HTTPS://WWW.YAHOO.COM/TV/EMMY-SPOTLIGHT-2016-SENSE8-MUSIC-EDITOR-129235356445.HTML DF=MDY-ALL, John TollHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/JOHN-TOLL-P166431/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017DATE=NOVEMBER 24, 2015ACCESSDATE=MARCH 17, 2017ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20160509123101/HTTPS://THEFILMSTAGE.COM/FEATURES/JOHN-TOLL-TALKS-ADJUSTING-FOR-THE-SMALL-SCREEN-SENSE8-THE-WACHOWSKIS-MORE/DF=MDY-ALL, |||||| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| Director of photography, executive producer|Tom TykwerHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/TOM-TYKWER-P222772/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017DATE=JANUARY 29, 2009ACCESSDATE=MARCH 17, 2017, HTTP://MEDIAMAXNETWORK.CO.KE/PEOPLEDAILY/?P=105642 >ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20141008111925/HTTP://MEDIAMAXNETWORK.CO.KE/PEOPLEDAILY/105642/HOLLYWOOD-GLITTERATI-BRINGS-ACTION-CITY/ TITLE=HOLLYWOOD GLITTERATI BRINGS ACTION TO THE CITY WORK=PEOPLE DAILY DEADURL=YES, |||| {{yes}}|| {{yes}}|| {{yes}}Screenwriter#Screenwriting in the film industry>co-writer, co-director, TV episode director|PUBLISHER=BFI.ORG.UKDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017, mdy-all, ||||| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|Make-up artist>Makeup, hair and prosthetics designer| Also credited in V for Vendetta and Ninja Assassin.{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed"! rowspan="" | Cast member! rowspan="" | Bound! rowspan="" | The Matrix trilogy! rowspan="" | Speed Racer! rowspan="" | Cloud Atlas! rowspan="" | Jupiter Ascending! rowspan="" | Sense8! rowspan="" | NotesJames D'ArcyHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/JAMES-DARCY-P270565/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 17, 2017, mdy-all, |||| {{yes}}| {{yes}}||Bae DoonaHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/BAE-DOO-NA-P458786/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017FIRST=NELLIEDATE=JUNE 21, 2014ACCESSDATE=MARCH 17, 2017ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20160507131531/HTTP://DEADLINE.COM/2014/06/NETFLIX-WACHOWSKI-SERIES-SENSE8-CAST-NAVEEN-ANDREWS-DARRYL-HANNAH-794011/DF=MDY-ALL, |||| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|Kick GurryHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/KICK-GURRY-P346561/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 17, 2017, mdy-all, ||| {{yes}}|| {{yes}}| {{yes}}(Season 2)WEB,weblink The Wachowskis And 'Sense8' Season 2: An Insider's Perspective, April 7, 2016, Forbes, April 8, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160410210403weblink">weblink April 10, 2016, mdy-all, |Tuppence MiddletonHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/TUPPENCE-MIDDLETON-P627234/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 17, 2017, mdy-all, ||||| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|Christian OliverHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/CHRISTIAN-OLIVER-P199204/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017FIRST=THE DEADLINEDATE=NOVEMBER 3, 2014ACCESSDATE=MARCH 17, 2017ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20170625011519/HTTP://DEADLINE.COM/2014/11/CHRISTA-B-ALLEN-JOINS-ABC-FAMILYS-BABY-DADDY-CHRISTIAN-OLIVER-CAST-IN-NETFLIXS-SENSE-8-1201272464/DF=MDY-ALL, ||| {{yes}}||| {{yes}}|Joe PantolianoHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/JOE-PANTOLIANO-P54919/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017PUBLISHER=DENOFGEEK.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=DECEMBER 30, 2016, mdy-all, | {{yes}}| {{yes}}(Part 1 only)|||| {{yes}}|Susan SarandonHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/SUSAN-SARANDON-P63158/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017, mdy-all, ||| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|||Hugo WeavingHTTP://WWW.ALLMOVIE.COM/ARTIST/HUGO-WEAVING-P75146/FILMOGRAPHYPUBLISHER=ALLMOVIE.COMDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 18, 2017, mdy-all, || {{yes}}|| {{yes}}||| Also starred in V for Vendetta, made an appearance in Enter the Matrix and was credited in The Matrix: Path of Neo for the use of clips from The Matrix films that were featuring him.

As film producers and comic book publishers

During The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, The Animatrix and Enter the Matrix production, the Wachowskis created EON Entertainment (not to be confused with Eon Productions), their production company to coordinate and direct all involved partners.The Matrix Revealed: An Interview with John Gaeta {{webarchive|url=https://archive.is/20130408002224weblink |date=April 8, 2013 }}. creativeplanetnetwork.com. Retrieved July 9, 2013. It is also where the films were edited together, after the various FX vendors sent their finished work. EON's internal VFX team, ESC, did a number of visual effect shots for the two Matrix sequels and coordinated the other vendors. ESC was shut down in summer 2004.WEB,weblink ESC Cuts Staff and Goes on Hiatus, Animation World Network, awn.com, August 18, 2004, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20131029194927weblink">weblink October 29, 2013, mdy-all, Anarchos Productions (credited in Cloud Atlas as Anarchos Pictures)WEB, Anne, Thompson,weblink Tom Hanks To Star in Tykwer and Wachowskis' Cloud Atlas, Selling at Cannes, Thompson on Hollywood, Blogs.indiewire.com, April 12, 2011, July 9, 2013, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130626031759weblink">weblink June 26, 2013, mdy-all, is their production companyWEB,weblink Lana Wachowski, Variety, February 20, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160302044406weblink">weblink March 2, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Andy Wachowski, Variety, February 20, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160302043534weblink">weblink March 2, 2016, mdy-all, that has been billed for all their films starting with V for Vendetta up to the first season of Sense8.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20131029200220weblink">weblink News, October 29, 2013, warnerbros.co.uk, February 20, 2016, In the second season and following Lilly's break from the show, Anarchos is replaced by Venus Castina Productions,EPISODE, A Christmas Special, Sense8, Netflix, December 23, 2016, a production company created by Lana Wachowski and her wife, Karin Winslow.WEB,weblink Venus Castina Productions, LLC in Chicago, IL – Company Info & Reviews, bizapedia.com, December 25, 2016, no,weblink January 2, 2017, mdy-all, Venus Castina is an epithet of the Roman goddess Venus, who in this form, was supposedly associated with "the yearnings of feminine souls locked up in male bodies". In the Sense8 series finale, the real book Venus Castina: Famous female impersonators celestial and human makes an appearance as the unlikely object that brought a lesbian couple together;EPISODE, Amor Vincit Omnia, Sense8, 2, 12, Netflix, June 8, 2018, according to Lana and the actresses that portray the couple, the duo have been based on Lana and Karin.WEB,weblink The Wachowski Netflix Series Sense8 Finally Has a Trailer, Emmet Sullivan, May 7, 2015, Chicago (magazine), Chicago, June 4, 2015,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160507193403weblink">weblink May 7, 2016, no, WEB,weblink EXCLUSIVE: The Moment Filming 'Sense8' That Made Jamie Clayton Feel Like Selena Gomez, Stacy Lambe, May 5, 2017, Entertainment Tonight, CBS Television Distribution, June 23, 2017,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20170623211454weblink">weblink June 23, 2017, no, WEB,weblink Tidbits from "Carmilla", Gillian Anderson and more at Fan Expo Canada, Daniela Costa, September 7, 2016, AfterEllen.com, Evolve Media, June 23, 2017,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20170623212052weblink">weblink June 23, 2017, no, Kinowerks is their pre- and post-production and effects studio, based in the Ravenswood neighbourhood of Chicago.WEB, Ratny, Ruth L., March 14, 2012,weblink The Wachowskis want to produce big movie here â€“ but..., ReelChicago.com, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130524182431weblink">weblink May 24, 2013, mdy-all, It has been acclaimed for its green-friendly design, including solar panels, a planted roof, countertops and floors made of recycled materials, plug-in car stations, a water reuse and filtration system, skylights, and a pneumatic elevator.WEB, Simonsen, Mae, July 25, 2011,weblink Wachowskis' Kinowerks the best of green technology, ReelChicago.com, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130322042500weblink">weblink March 22, 2013, mdy-all, WEB,weblink 'Matrix' filmmakers listing Chicago studio building, Crain's Chicago Business, en, 2018-11-01, Roger Ebert was invited to watch a restored print of The Godfather in the Kinowerks facilities and met the Wachowskis,WEB, Ebert, Roger, July 1, 2013,weblink The Wachowskis: From "2001"to "The Godfather" to "The Matrix", Chicago Sun-Times, rogerebert.com, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20091114122216weblink">weblink November 14, 2009, mdy-all, but he was oblivious to the fact the studio belonged to them. The Chicago Tribune's Christopher Pirelli, the facility is very low-key: "an industrial building that appears neither old nor especially new" and "It could be an upscale dentist's office" while the "inside is rather unexpected" and has numerous mementos of past film projects.NEWS, Christopher, Pirelli,weblink Inside Cloud Atlas and The Matrix directors Lana and Andy Wachowski's Chicago workshop, Chicago Tribune, October 24, 2012, March 10, 2016, no,weblink March 12, 2016, mdy-all, On October 22, 2018, the Wachowskis announced their plans to close and list Kinowerks for $5 million.File:Wachowskis.jpg|200px|thumb|right|The Wachowskis at the San Diego ComicConSan Diego ComicConPrior to working in the film industry, the Wachowskis wrote comic books for Marvel Comics' Razorline imprint, namely Ectokid (created by horror novelist Clive Barker) in 1993 as well as writing for Epic Comics' Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Clive Barker's Nightbreed comic series.In 2003, they created Burlyman Entertainment and released comic books based on The MatrixWEB,weblink The Matrix Comics: Volume One, Entertainment Weekly, October 1, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161118220617weblink">weblink November 18, 2016, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Introducing Burlyman Entertainment, April 17, 2009, archive.org, October 1, 2016, bot: unknown,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090417224825weblink">weblink April 17, 2009, mdy-all, as well as two original bi-monthly series:
  • Shaolin Cowboy â€“ created, written, and drawn by Geof Darrow (the Wachowskis contributed the opening dialogue to each issue)WEB,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080511204925weblink">weblink May 11, 2008, Geof Darrow on Shaolin Cowboy, Brady, Matt, Newsarama, 2004, December 28, 2012,
  • Doc Frankenstein â€“ created by Geof Darrow and Steve Skroce, written by the Wachowskis, with art by Skroce.WEB, Matt, Brady,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20050406150002weblink">weblink April 6, 2005, Skroce and The Monster: Steve Skroce on Doc Frankenstein, Newsarama, October 2002, December 28, 2012,

Unrealized projects

The Wachowskis' first script was a thriller called Carnivore. It has been described as "a Corman-style, low-budget horror movie that dealt with cannibalism or, more specifically, rich people being eaten by cannibals". The writing was well received and the script made the duo noticed, although interest in making the movie was low as executives told them "This is a bad idea. I can't make this. I'm rich." Years later, on April 6, 1999, a week after The Matrix opened in American theaters, Variety reported Trimark was looking to buy the script and were in talks with George Romero to direct it with production scheduled to begin in August.WEB,weblink Trimark bites into 'Carnivore', Andrew, Hindes, April 6, 1999, Variety, September 28, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161002060153weblink">weblink October 2, 2016, mdy-all, In April 2001, news of the Wachowskis producing it for Lionsgate and looking for a director surfaced again,WEB,weblink Reel World: The Wachowski Brothers, Ascher, Rebecca, April 20, 2001, Entertainment Weekly, August 25, 2014, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140826114814weblink">weblink August 26, 2014, mdy-all, and in August 2003 a second time, with their go-to cinematographer Bill Pope rumored to be making his directorial debut with it.MAGAZINE, Dixon, Don, Goldsmith, Jeff, Hewitt, Chris, 170, August 2003, The twelve best unmade scripts in Hollywood, Empire (film magazine), Empire, The film ultimately went unproduced.Another two of their earliest scripts which were never produced were Plastic Man, based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name and Vertical Run based on the book of the same name by Joseph R. Garber.WEB,weblink The Stax Report: Script Review of Plastic Man, June 5, 2003, IGN, Stax, August 25, 2014, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140826115050weblink">weblink August 26, 2014, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Vertical Run – PowerGrid, thewrap.com, September 30, 2016, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161003062602weblink">weblink October 3, 2016, mdy-all, After completing The Matrix, the Wachowskis were looking to make an animated adaptation of Frank Miller's Hard Boiled graphic novel.WEB,weblink tovima.gr – Λάρι και Αντι Γουατσόφσκι, tovima.gr, September 28, 2016, Greek, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161002042136weblink">weblink October 2, 2016, mdy-all, The comic was drawn by Geof Darrow, the conceptional designer of The Matrix and later its sequels. The project didn't move forward because Miller didn't want it to be an animated film.In November 2000, Variety reported the Wachowskis would produce, co-create and direct second unit on a new Conan the Barbarian movie for Warner Bros. which was to be written and directed by John Milius and which could see Arnold Schwarzenegger make an appearance. The Wachowskis were planning to juggle their pre-production involvement on the movie and work on The Matrix sequels at the same time.WEB,weblink Milius to pen, helm WB's 'Conan', Michael, Fleming, November 7, 2000, Variety, September 28, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161002060246weblink">weblink October 2, 2016, mdy-all, In January 2004 it was reported that development on King Conan: Crown of Iron had stalled for years because of the Wachowskis' involvement in The Matrix sequels and now that the movies were complete they decided to abandon the project of their own volition because of the frequent clashes they had experienced with Milius concerning the tone and direction of the movie.WEB,weblink IGN FilmForce Exclusive: The Wachowskis Leave Conan, Stax, January 20, 2004, ign.com, September 28, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161001191700weblink">weblink October 1, 2016, mdy-all, Lana once suggested Conan the Barbarian as her favorite movie based on comics to which Lilly also responded enthusiastically.In 2008,WEB,weblink Giddy Up with Geof Darrow, Writer of Shaolin Cowboy from Dark Horse, Clary, Jennifer, PREVIEWSworld, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130822011920weblink">weblink August 22, 2013, mdy-all, the Wachowskis were producing for Madhouse an animated film based on their comic book company's Shaolin Cowboy,PRESS RELEASE, C2E2 Announces Ten Top Artist Appearances, January 28, 2010, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo,weblink no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20100202054805weblink">weblink February 2, 2010, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Circle of Confusion hires Emery, McNary, Dave, April 28, 2009, Variety (magazine), Variety, March 10, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090502115028weblink">weblink May 2, 2009, mdy-all, titled Shaolin Cowboy in The Tomb of Doom.WEB,weblink The Hard Boiled Wachowski Movie That Almost Was, The Shaolin Cowboy Movie That Is, And The Darrow/Wachowski SF/Superhero Movie That May Be, Seifert, Mark, July 13, 2012, Bleeding Cool, Bleedingcool.com, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120726030754weblink">weblink July 26, 2012, mdy-all, The feature is co-directed by the comic book's creator Geof Darrow and Seiji Mizushima, a Japanese director. When the American financiers backed out, the film was left half-finished and in need of $3 million. Darrow does not believe that the required amount of money to finish it will be found.WEB,weblink CCI: Geof Darrow Remembers Moebius, Talks Animated "Shaolin Cowboy", Bailey, Benjamin, July 26, 2012, Comic Book Resources, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20121020231124weblink">weblink October 20, 2012, mdy-all, In December 2009, Arianna Huffington tweeted pictures of herself on the set of "a Wachowskis movie on Iraq from the perspective of the future".WEB,weblink WTF: Secret Wachowski Brothers Futuristic War Movie In Production? – /Film, December 7, 2009, slashfilm.com, September 30, 2016, CHUD.com reported what the Wachowskis were doing was camera tests and shooting of test footage on the Red digital camera for a future movie, but not shooting the movie itself.WEB,weblink The Wachowskis Are Not Secretly Shooting Their Next Movie Right Now, December 13, 2009, archive.org, September 30, 2016, bot: unknown,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20091213004831weblink">weblink December 13, 2009, mdy-all, In March 2010, Jesse Ventura said he had also shot for the project right before Huffington. Both of them were dressed as people from roughly 100 years in the future and they were asked to improvise without a script about the Iraq War.WEB,weblink Jesse Ventura Also Filmed Role in The Wachowskis' Secret Futuristic War Movie – /Film, March 10, 2010, slashfilm.com, September 30, 2016, In May 2010, Deadline reported the movie was going to be a hard-R story that would begin in the future but move back to the then-current war in Iraq and center on the homosexual relationship between an American soldier and an Iraqi. The Wachowskis completed the script and were searching for funding to direct it.WEB,weblink Larry And Andy Wachowski Shop U.S.-Iraqi War Tale With 'Hard R' Gay Love Story, Mike Fleming, Jr, May 14, 2010, Deadline Hollywood, September 30, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161002160916weblink">weblink October 2, 2016, mdy-all, In July 2010, the movie was reported to have begun casting under the codename CN9 (or CN-9),WEB,weblink The Wachowskis Gay Iraq Romance Begins Casting, Has a Title: CN9 – /Film, July 13, 2010, slashfilm.com, September 30, 2016, and in August 2010 the full name was revealed as Cobalt Neural 9.WEB,weblink NO SCRIPT FOR YOU! Actors Vying For Big Parts Can't Read Full Screenplays Anymore, Mike Fleming, Jr, August 6, 2010, Deadline Hollywood, September 30, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161002160259weblink">weblink October 2, 2016, mdy-all, In September 2010, Vulture posted additional details about the script and revealed the movie would be told in found footage-style from the perspective of digital archaeologists from the future. An estimated $20 million budget was reported although they were told a studio would "never, ever" finance it but perhaps the Wachowskis could do it themselves.WEB,weblink We've Got Details on the Wachowskis's Top-Secret Gay Iraq War Romance Cobalt Neural 9, September 22, 2010, vulture.com, September 30, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161002161801weblink">weblink October 2, 2016, mdy-all, In December 2010, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Salman Rushdie and Cornel West had also shot talking head sequences along with the previously reported involvement of Huffington and Ventura but the Wachowskis were looking into other movies because of troubles financing it. In September 2012, Aleksandar Hemon wrote about the making of Cloud Atlas and recalled he too was one of the people the Wachowskis had invited to interview in December 2009, to help inspire the script of Cobalt Neural 9. The last update on the film was in October 2012, when the Wachowskis were asked about it and they responded they were still keen to make it, because they had invested both financially ($5 million) and emotionally into it, even if that ends up being in a different form than film.WEB,weblink The Wachowskis explain how Cloud Atlas unplugs people from the Matrix | Interview, Robinson, Tasha, October 25, 2012, The Onion, The A.V. Club, December 28, 2012, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20121229103559weblink">weblink December 29, 2012, mdy-all, In December 2010, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the Wachowskis were planning to direct for Warner Bros. a script of theirs called Hood, which was a modern adaptation of the Robin Hood legend. The Wachowskis were said to be reaching out to actors, including Will Smith.Their legacy is included in their unrealized projects.

Personal life

Lilly has been married to Alisa Blasingame since 1991.WEB,weblink Andy Wachowski, Yahoo Movies Canada, yes,weblink October 19, 2014, mdy-all, Lana married Thea Bloom in 1993; they divorced in 2002. Lana subsequently began dating Karin Winslow; they married in 2009. Winslow is a board member of the Chicago House and Social Service Agency.NEWS, Windy City Times, Tracy, Baim, windycitymediagroup.com,weblink Wachowskis host TransLife Center benefit at film studio, August 3, 2014, August 4, 2014, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140811185921weblink">weblink August 11, 2014, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Board of Trustees, Chicago House, March 10, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150915090046weblink">weblink September 15, 2015, mdy-all, Raised by a "hardcore atheist" father and an "ex-Catholic turned Shamanist" mother, the duo once described their religious beliefs as non-denominational. Lana is a vegetarian.DP/30: Cloud Atlas, screenwriter/directors Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20170320075511weblink |date=March 20, 2017 }}. YouTube. Retrieved July 9, 2013. During the Democratic Party presidential primaries of 2016, The Advocate posted a video message of Lana talking about why she would be supporting Bernie Sanders.WEB,weblink Lana Wachowski on Why She's a Bernie Sanders Supporter (Video), May 13, 2016, advocate.com, September 12, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160923085948weblink">weblink September 23, 2016, mdy-all,

Lana's gender transition

Rumors that Lana Wachowski was transitioning spread in the early 2000s, though neither sister spoke directly on the subject at the time. In 2003, Gothamist.com reported the possible transition.WEB, Jen, Chung,weblink Sex Change for Larry Wachowski?, gothamist.com, June 5, 2003, August 19, 2012, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120324071241weblink">weblink March 24, 2012, mdy-all, In a 2007 interview Joel Silver, the producer of numerous Wachowski films, said that the rumors concerning the transition were "all untrue", saying that "they just don't do interviews, so people make things up." Crew members working on Speed Racer said similarly.NEWS, Roger, Friedman,weblink No Sex Change for 'Matrix' Director Larry Wachowski, Fox News Channel, September 6, 2007, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080915193450weblink">weblink September 15, 2008, mdy-all, In a September 2012 interview with Aleksander Hemon of The New Yorker, Lana discussed the confusion of early life. She described an incident in third grade at Catholic School when she was hesitant to join the boys' line and unconsciously accepted herself as belonging to the girl's.NEWS,weblink Beyond the Matrix, The New Yorker, 2018-10-30, en-US, Lana completed her transition after Speed Racer{{'}}s release in 2008,WEB,weblink Larry Wachowski, Jason, Buchanan, AllMovie.com (Rovi), March 9, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160310020533weblink">weblink March 10, 2016, mdy-all, and by at least December 2010, trade magazines and newspapers referred to her as "Lana Wachowski",NEWS,weblink The New York Times, Nicholas, Kulish, Michael, Cieply, Around the World in One Movie: Film Financing's Global Future, December 5, 2011, July 19, 2012, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20121126092843weblink">weblink November 26, 2012, mdy-all, and to the duo as "Andy and Lana Wachowski."WEB,weblink Focus Features And Tom Hanks Sign on For Wachowski-Directed 'Cloud Atlas', Mike, Fleming, Deadline Hollywood, April 12, 2011, July 19, 2012, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120622230449weblink">weblink June 22, 2012, mdy-all, On some documents her name is shown as Laurenca Wachowski.WEB,weblink Pictures fuel Matrix sex change rumours, News.ninemsn.com.au, April 28, 2009, July 19, 2012, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120921212457weblink">weblink September 21, 2012, via web.archive.org In July 2012, Lana made her first public appearance after transitioning, in a video discussing the creative process behind Cloud Atlas.WEB,weblink 'Cloud Atlas' directors reveal more than just back story, Meriah, Doty, Yahoo! Movies, July 30, 2012, July 30, 2012, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120730194819weblink">weblink July 30, 2012, mdy-all, Lana is the first major Hollywood director to come out as transgender.In October 2012, Lana Wachowski received the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award.NEWS,weblink Lana Wachowski Reveals Suicide Plan, Painful Past in Emotional Speech, The Hollywood Reporter, October 24, 2012, Abramovitch, Seth, October 30, 2012, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20121030031331weblink">weblink October 30, 2012, mdy-all, In her acceptance speech, she revealed that once during her youth, she had considered committing suicide because of her feelings of confusion about identity. Her acceptance speech was one of the longest public appearances by either of the notoriously reclusive sisters. Lana said that, although she and her sister had not publicly commented on her transitioning during the previous decade, it was not because she was ashamed of it, nor had she kept it a secret from her family and friends. Rather, she stated, the two are generally shy about the news media and prefer to maintain their privacy. Comparing media exposure to losing one's virginity as an irreversible event that only happens once, the Wachowskis had tried to stay out of the public eye. They feared losing their privacy and the ability to go to public places without being noticed and harassed as celebrities.Explaining her decision to appear at the HRC event, Lana said, There are some things we do for ourselves, but there are some things we do for others. I am here because when I was young, I wanted very badly to be a writer, I wanted to be a filmmaker, but I couldn't find anyone like me in the world and it felt like my dreams were foreclosed simply because my gender was less typical than others. If I can be that person for someone else, then the sacrifice of my private civic life may have value.NEWS,weblink Lana Wachowski's HRC Visibility Award Acceptance Speech (Transcript), The Hollywood Reporter, October 24, 2012, October 30, 2012, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20121026232657weblink">weblink October 26, 2012, mdy-all, In February 2014, Lana received the Freedom Award from Equality Illinois at their annual gala in Chicago.WEB,weblink EQIL Honors Chicago Filmmaker Lana Wachowski, equalityillinois.us, Equality Illinois, June 15, 2015, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150626110854weblink">weblink June 26, 2015, mdy-all, WEB, Equality Illinois to honor Chicago filmmaker Lana Wachowski,weblink GoPride.com, January 21, 2014, March 10, 2016, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160304125639weblink">weblink March 4, 2016, mdy-all, AV MEDIA,weblink Equality Illinois 2014 Gala â€“ Lana Wachowski Accepts Freedom Award, February 21, 2014, YouTube, June 15, 2015, no,weblink June 8, 2015, mdy-all,

Lilly's gender transition

In March 2016, Lilly Wachowski also came out as a transgender woman, issuing a statement to the Windy City Times after a visit from a reporter from the Daily Mail newspaper, who had attempted to get an interview with her about it.NEWS,weblink Second Wachowski filmmaker sibling comes out as trans, Tracy, Baim, Windy City Times, March 8, 2016, March 9, 2016, March 9, 2016,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160309093348weblink">weblink no, WEB,weblink Film director Lilly Wachowski comes out as transgender woman, Davies, Caroline, Sweney, Mark, 2016-03-09, The Guardian, en, 2018-10-27, In that article, she said, "I am one of the lucky ones. Having the support of my family and the means to afford doctors and therapists has given me the chance to actually survive this process. Transgender people without support, means and privilege do not have this luxury. And many do not survive."WEB,weblink Second Wachowski filmmaker sibling comes out as trans - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times, Times, Windy City, Windy City Times, 2018-10-28, Her first public appearance following transition was a few weeks later, at the 27th GLAAD Media Awards, where she accepted an award for her Netflix series Sense8 for Outstanding Drama Series.NEWS,weblink Lilly Wachowski makes first public appearance as a woman after coming out as transgender, The Independent, 2018-10-28, en-GB, She said, "I didn't feel obligated to be here, but I wanted to do something. And it's serendipitous that the awards were a couple of weeks later and our show was up for an award."NEWS,weblink Lilly Wachowski on Sharing Her Trans Journey: "You're Not Always Going to Change People's Minds", The Hollywood Reporter, 2018-10-29, en,

Gaming

Lana and Lilly are self-proclaimed gamers. As teens they spent their weekends in the attic playing Dungeons & Dragons. They liken the process of their playing parties to their process of filmmaking. Along with some of their friends, they wrote a 350-page role-playing game of their own, called High Adventure.On the video game front, they had been exchanging letters with Hideo Kojima and met him during a Famitsu interview in late 1999.WEB, Yukiyoshi, Ike Sato,weblink Hideo Kojima Speaks About The Matrix,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130328062143weblink">weblink March 28, 2013, GameSpot.com, October 5, 1999, March 10, 2016, Metal Gear Solid was the first video game they played after finishing work on The Matrix. Candidates for an adaptation of the first Matrix movie to video game form included Kojima, Bungie and Shiny Entertainment, whose Messiah PC game impressed them.WEB, Paul, Martin,weblink Dave Perry Talks 'Enter the Matrix', MatrixFans.net, June 14, 2013, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20141006092539weblink">weblink October 6, 2014, mdy-all, WEB, Paul, Martin,weblink Interview with Gabe Rountree (Animation Director) from Enter the Matrix, MatrixFans.net, June 14, 2013, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130116171052weblink">weblink January 16, 2013, mdy-all, Shiny's David Perry, who ultimately had his company develop and collaborate with them on the Enter the Matrix and (The Matrix: Path of Neo) video games, was impressed with their familiarity with the medium; this proved helpful during development.WEB, Sal, Accardo, February 15, 2003,weblink GameSpy: Dave Perry on Enter The Matrix, Uk.gamespy.com, July 9, 2013, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130328062543weblink">weblink March 28, 2013, mdy-all, The Wachowskis owned both a PlayStation 2 and Xbox video game console and played several games such as Splinter Cell and Halo 2.WEB, Kristan, Reed,weblink Enter The Bank Balance, July 12, 2005, Eurogamer.net, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20121116235026weblink">weblink November 16, 2012, mdy-all, They reportedly destroyed their Xbox during a Halo deathmatch. Actor Collin Chou recounts an instance of visiting their office and finding them playing video games on the floor.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090522170309weblink">weblink May 22, 2009, Matrix Stratics â€“ MxOS Exclusive Interview: Collin Chou, Web.archive.org, August 6, 2014, Lilly is a fan of the Death Jr. PlayStation Portable game.WEB, Curt, Feldman, October 2, 2006,weblink Atari polishes off Shiny, GameSpot, October 1, 2014, no,weblink October 18, 2017, mdy-all, Asked about their feelings about turning the tightly controlled Matrix saga to the unpredictable form of an MMORPG with The Matrix Online, the duo appeared enthusiastic about the nature and possibilities of video games:, is fantastically exciting.|The Wachowskis}}{{clear}}

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Films{| class"wikitable"

! rowspan="2" | Year! rowspan="2" | Title! colspan="4" | Functioned as! rowspan="2" | Rotten TomatoesWEB,weblink Lana Wachowski, www.rottentomatoes.com, en, 2018-10-25, ! rowspan="2" | MetacriticWEB,weblink Lana Wachowski, Metacritic, en, 2018-10-25, ! rowspan="2" | Budget! rowspan="2" | Box OfficeWEB,weblink Lilly & Lana Wachowski Movie Box Office Results, www.boxofficemojo.com, en, 2018-10-25, ! rowspan="2" | Notes! Directors! Writers! Producers! Executive producers| 1995Assassins (film)>Assassins|| {{yes}}|||15%|N/A|$50 million|$30 million|| 1996Bound (1996 film)>Bound| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|| {{yes}}|92%|61|$6 million|$7 million|| 1999| The Matrix| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|| {{yes}}|87%|73|$63 million|$463.5 million|| 2001| The Matrix Revisited|||| {{yes}}|71%|N/A|N/A|N/A| Documentary2003| The Animatrix|| {{yes}}| {{yes}}||89%|N/A|N/A|N/A| Direct-to-videoWrote: "Final Flight of the Osiris"Story by: "The Second Renaissance Part I & II" and "Kid's Story"| The Matrix Reloaded| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|| {{yes}}|73%|62|$150 million|$742.1 million||The Matrix Revolutions| {{yes}}| {{yes}}|| {{yes}}|36%|47|$150 million|$427.3 million|| 2005V for Vendetta (film)>V for Vendetta| | {{yes}}| {{yes}}||73%|62|$54 million|$132.5 millionPUBLISHER=COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 28, 2012 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140303010713/HTTP://WWW.COMICBOOKRESOURCES.COM/?PAGE=ARTICLE&ID=4949 DF=MDY-ALL, HTTP://PDL.WARNERBROS.COM/WBMOVIES/VFORVENDETTA/COMICCON_TEXT.HTML >TITLE=V FOR VENDETTA COMIC-CON PANEL PUBLISHER=PDL.WARNERBROS.COM DEADURL=NO ARCHIVEDATE=MAY 7, 2013 PUBLISHER=IDEASTAP.COMDEADURL=YESARCHIVEDATE=OCTOBER 2, 2016FIRST=ESTELLE ISSUE= 106 PUBLISHER=MATTMUELLER.CO.UKDEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=OCTOBER 1, 2016, mdy-all, | 2007The Invasion (film)>The Invasion|Rewrites}}||||||URL=HTTP://COLLIDER.COM/ENTERTAINMENT/NEWS/ARTICLE.ASP/AID/4017/TCID/1 AUTHOR=FROSTY (USERID) PUBLISHER=COLLIDER.COM ACCESSDATE=JULY 24, 2014, | 2008Speed Racer (film)>Speed Racer| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}||40%|37|$120 million|$93.9 million|| 2009| Ninja Assassin||| {{yes}}||25%|34|||| 2012Cloud Atlas (film)>Cloud Atlas| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}||66%|55|$146.7 million|$130.5 million| Co-directed with Tom Tykwer| 2014| Google Me Love|||| {{yes}}||||URL=HTTP://WWW.MYSUBURBANLIFE.COM/2014/05/20/WHEATON-FILMMAKER-STEPS-INTO-SPOTLIGHT-AT-INDEPENDENT-FILM-SHOWCASE/AN7A91S/ PUBLISHER=MYSUBURBANLIFE.COM ACCESSDATE=JULY 24, 2014 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140728121349/HTTP://WWW.MYSUBURBANLIFE.COM/2014/05/20/WHEATON-FILMMAKER-STEPS-INTO-SPOTLIGHT-AT-INDEPENDENT-FILM-SHOWCASE/AN7A91S/ DF=MDY-ALL, | 2015| Jupiter Ascending| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| {{yes}}||26%|40|$176 million|$184 million|

Television

{| class="wikitable sortable"! rowspan="2" | Year! rowspan="2" | Title! colspan="4" | Functioned as!! rowspan="2" | Notes! Creators! Showrunners! Screenwriters! Directors!Rotten Tomatoes{{Citation|title=Sense8|url=https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/sense8|language=en|access-date=2018-10-25}}| 2015–2018| Sense8| {{yes}} Season 1: The WachowskisSeason 2: Lana Wachowski Season 1: The WachowskisSeason 2: Lana Wachowski Season 1: The WachowskisSeason 2: Lana Wachowski|Season 1: 70%Season 2: 91%| Co-created with J. Michael Straczynski">

Video games{| class"wikitable"

! rowspan="2" | Year! rowspan="2" | Title! colspan="2" | Functioned as! rowspan="2" | Notes! Directors! Screenwriters|2003| Enter the Matrix| {{yes}}| {{yes}}TITLE=FROM PROJECTOR TO POLYGONS; A THIN LINE BETWEEN FILM AND JOYSTICKDATE=FEBRUARY 20, 2003DEADURL=NOARCHIVEDATE=MARCH 10, 2014URL=HTTP://WWW.MATRIXFANS.NET/INTERVIEW-WITH-STUART-ROCH-EXECUTIVE-PRODUCER-FROM-ENTER-THE-MATRIX/ PUBLISHER=MATRIXFANS.NET ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 28, 2012 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20130116152746/HTTP://WWW.MATRIXFANS.NET/INTERVIEW-WITH-STUART-ROCH-EXECUTIVE-PRODUCER-FROM-ENTER-THE-MATRIX/ DF=MDY-ALL, HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20090423040748/HTTP://WWW.ENTERTHEMATRIXGAME.COM/INDEX-NIOBE.HTML >ARCHIVE-DATE=APRIL 23, 2009 TITLE=ENTER THE MATRIX VIDEO GAME PUBLISHER=ENTERTHEMATRIXGAME.COM, HTTP://WWW.SHACKNEWS.COM/FILE/2522/ENTER-THE-MATRIX-TRAILER-2-HIGH-RES >TITLE=ENTER THE MATRIX TRAILER 2 ACCESSDATE=JULY 9, 2013, 2005| The Matrix Online| {{yes}}|DATE=APRIL 11, 2005 TITLE=THE MATRIX ONLINE â€“ IGN ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 28, 2012, PAUL >LAST=CHADWICK TITLE=PAUL CHADWICK . NET â€“ THE MATRIX ONLINE ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 28, 2012 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20130419233215/HTTP://WWW.PAULCHADWICK.NET/MATRIX.HTML DF=MDY-ALL, HTTP://WWW.PHASE9.TV/MOVIEFEATURES/MATRIXONLINEQ&A-PAULCHADWICK2.SHTML >TITLE=MATRIX ONLINE Q&A WITH PAUL CHADWICK ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 28, 2012 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20130328062149/HTTP://WWW.PHASE9.TV/MOVIEFEATURES/MATRIXONLINEQ%26A-PAULCHADWICK2.SHTML DF=MDY-ALL, | (The Matrix: Path of Neo)| {{yes}}| {{yes}}PUBLISHER=MOBYGAMES ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 28, 2012 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20130328062210/HTTP://WWW.MOBYGAMES.COM/GAME/MATRIX-PATH-OF-NEO/ADBLURBS DF=MDY-ALL, JEREMY >LAST=DUNHAM TITLE=PATH OF NEO: THE MATRIX INTERVIEW â€“ IGN ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 28, 2012, ">

Comic books{| class"wikitable"

! rowspan="2" | Year! rowspan="2" | Title! colspan="2" | Functioned as! rowspan="2" | Notes! Writers! Publishers| 1989–1994Hellraiser (comics)>Clive Barker's Hellraiser Lana Wachowski|| Issues: 8–9, 12–13 and Hellraiser: Spring Slaughter â€“ Razing Hell | 1992Nightbreed (comics)>Clive Barker's Nightbreed Lana Wachowski|| Issue: 17| 1993Hellraiser (comics)>Clive Barker's Book of the Damned Lana Wachowski|| Volumes: 1–2 and 4.| 1993–1994| Ectokid Lana Wachowski|| Issues: 3–9| 1999–2004| The Matrix Comics| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| Written "Bits and Pieces of Information"PUBLISHER=BROKEN FRONTIER LAST=LINDBERG ACCESSDATE=DECEMBER 28, 2012 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20131203092409/HTTP://OLD.BROKENFRONTIER.COM/LOWDOWN/P/DETAIL/CHICAGO-COMIC-CON-2010-GEOF-DARROW DF=MDY-ALL, | Doc Frankenstein| {{yes}}| {{yes}}| | 2004–2007| Shaolin Cowboy Recap only| {{yes}}| ">

Music videos{| class"wikitable"

!| Year!| Title!| Artist!| Notes| 2009| "Epilepsy Is Dancing"| Antony and the JohnsonsWORK=SEAN DORSEY DANCE ACCESSDATE=JUNE 17, 2014 ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140714131447/HTTP://WWW.SEANDORSEYDANCE.COM/TRANNY-FEST-2009 DF=MDY-ALL, DEREK >LAST=EVERS TITLE=ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS â€“ "EPILEPSY IS DANCING" DATE=JANUARY 21, 2009 DEADURL=YES ARCHIVEDATE=JANUARY 11, 2017, mdy-all, The Art of the Matrix book credits them for including their screenplay and additional art. The Wachowskis also wrote an introduction to the 2005 published (Ex Machina (comics)#Collected editions|Vol. 2: Tag)WEB,weblink Ex Machina, Vol. 2: Tag: Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, The Wachowski brothers: 9781401206260: Amazon.com: Books, Amazon.com, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160304131534weblink">weblink March 4, 2016, mdy-all, trade paperback of Ex Machina comic book, being big fans of it.WEB,weblink This Movie Will Kick Your Ass, Kurt, Loder, MTV, January 24, 2006, no,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20140101034530weblink">weblink January 1, 2014, mdy-all, Additionally Lana Wachowski wrote the introduction to the 2012 published (No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics) collection of LGBTQ comic book stories.WEB, Andrew, Wheeler,weblink Rediscovering Comics' Queer History: An Interview with ‘No Straight Lines’ Editor Justin Hall, Comicsalliance.com, November 1, 2012, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20131016192941weblink">weblink October 16, 2013, mdy-all, Additionally classifying themselves as "lifelong rabid Bulls fans" they created a revamped introductory animation for Chicago Bulls to open the 2006–2007 regular season.WEB, Budraitis, Erildas,weblink Matrix Directors Create New Bulls Introductions â€“ RealGM Wiretap, Basketball.realgm.com, November 2, 2006, no,weblink September 2, 2013, mdy-all, ">

Awards and nominations{| class"wikitable sortable"

! Year! Award! Category! Title! Result1997| Deauville American Film Festival| Grand Special PrizeBound|{{nom}}| Fantasporto| Best Film|{{Won}}| Outfest| Grand Jury Award â€“ Honorable Mention:Outstanding American Narrative Feature|{{Won}}| Saturn AwardsSaturn Award for Best Writing>Best Writing| {{nom}}| Stockholm Film Festival| Honorable Mention| {{Won}}2000| Amanda Awards| Best Foreign Feature FilmThe Matrix| {{nom}}| Hugo AwardsHugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form>Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form| {{nom}}| Mainichi Film Concours| Readers' Choice Award for Best Foreign Language Film| {{won}}| Nebula AwardsNebula Award for Best Script>Best Script| {{nom}}Saturn AwardsSaturn Award for Best Director>Best Director| {{won}}| Best Writing| {{nom}}| 2004| Golden Raspberry AwardsGolden Raspberry Award for Worst Director>Worst Director| The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions| {{nom}}2007| Hugo AwardsHugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation#Long Form>Best Dramatic Presentation, Long FormV for Vendetta|{{nom}}| Nebula AwardsNebula Award for Best Script>Best Script| {{nom}}| Saturn Awards| Best Writing| {{nom}}| 2012| Online Film Critics Society AwardsOnline Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay>Best Adapted Screenplay (shared with Tom Tykwer)Cloud Atlas|{{nom}}2013German Film AwardsGerman Film Award for Best Feature Film>Outstanding Feature Film (shared with Grant Hill, Stefan Arndt and Tom Tykwer)|{{nom}}German Film Award for Best Direction>Best Direction (shared with Tom Tykwer)| {{nom}}2016Golden Raspberry AwardsGolden Raspberry Award for Worst Director>Worst DirectorJupiter Ascending|{{nom}}Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay>Worst Screenplay|{{nom}}

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