Michael Collins

Michael Collins

  • 2022 — Director
  • 2019 — Festival Judge
  • 2016 — Director

Michael Collins is an Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker and the founder of Thoughtful Robot, a New York City-based production company committed to crafting documentaries that galvanize change. His​ film​ Give Up Tomorrow, about a young man wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death in the Philippines, won the Audience Award and a Special Jury​ Mention for Best New Director at Tribeca in 2011 and was nominated for a 2013 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. Collins also directed Caught in an Injustice, Gerthy’s Roots and Almost Sunrise, which won Mountainfilm's 2016 Moving Mountains Prize, a CINE Golden Eagle Award and was Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary. He is the director of Beirut Dreams in Color (Mountainfilm 2022).


Related Films

FilmYearCountryDurationFestival Years
Beirut Dreams in Color2022USA, UK, Lebanon29mins2022Details »
Almost Sunrise2016USA95mins2016Details »