In 2013 Michael wrote, directed, and produced Be With Me, a documentary about autism and the potential for recovery, which screened at film festivals across the USA and won:
- Best Drama Documentary (Short), 2013 Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival
- Best of Festival: Best Documentary, 2014 Richmond International Film Festival
- Audience Choice: Best Feature, 2014 Richmond International Film Festival
- Remi Award (Platinum), Best 60-Minute TV Program and International Short Subject, 2014 WorldFest Houston
In 2014, Be With Me played a theatrical run in Los Angeles, was acquired by Flame Distribution at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and is now being distributed worldwide under the title Autism: A Family’s Journey.
Watch a clip from the film: