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).