Michael Frei, born in Switzerland in 1987, is a filmmaker and artist who studied animation at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn. His animated films won numerous awards at international festivals. In 2014, he was invited to participate in the Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo programme. His interactive projects Plug & Play (2015) and KIDS (2019) became internet phenomena. He co-founded Playables, a production company based in Zurich.