"When tragedy and autism seem to smother 15-year old Michael Brooks,
he relies on 19-year old sister Claire to pass every test imposed by an
embittered social worker in time for the court hearing that could
separate them and jeopardize Michael's newfound voice and legacy."
.......2017: Working on setting up the Full Feature Premiere in Smithville....details will be posted here.
We are now laying down the last of the music for the added scenes which have brought this Red Carpet Premiere 35-minute film to feature length.
The Crew has done an amazing job juggling all the pieces and parts of this project and coalescing it into the wonderful film that it is.
You will see the......(click "GO TO BLOG NEWS" button)
"Missing Michael is a story so beautiful and rich that whether it's acted out in a living room for just one family to see, or is before the eyes of millions, it is worth being a part of and witnessing first-hand."
- Actor Robert Biehn as "Michael"
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"Missing Michael" was selected and featured at the Nashville Filmmakers' Red Carpet Premiere in December, 2015. The audience laughed at the right spots, cried at the right moments, and got ticked off in just the right places! A success!
There were so many favorable comments about the story line, the acting, the depth of the characters, and the scenery and locations.
And now, we are filming the last scenes that didn't make it into the intentionally abridged Premiere cut. These new scenes will add further definition and clarity.
The original intent was to make a trailer-style reel, but the audience at the Premiere, plus those who intend to be at future screenings, are all saying the same thing - when will it be "done." So, that is what we are doing for you, our fans and supporters.
Stay tuned for the updates as to the next screening and the distribution details. Feel free to SIGN UP using the form on the CONTACT page so that we can email you directly with those details.
We thank all of you for your kind and encouraging comments!
- Chris Posen and the Cast and Crew of
"Missing Michael" - The Movie
The front door is open to the Brooks' home
and the Brooks' hearts.....
Michael is the middle sibling between 2 caring sisters, and the progeny of loving, hard-working parents. And though Michael looks no different from any other 15-year old boy, he is. He is autistic. He is loving and smart, and has an affinity for details, but sometimes he holds thoughts to himself, because by the time he’s ready to get them out, the moment has passed. But as you'll also see, he's not bothered a bit by late delivery of his opinion!
In any family, there are ups and downs, but you’ll see Michael's resilience. With that advantage, he recovers after his father's debilitating stroke and his mother's accidental death. He misses his Mom, and his Dad is no longer up to their weekly chess game from the living room easy chair. But Michael comes out the other side bringing humor and wisdom into the lives of others. And he enjoys it! Laugh at his wisecracks! Hear him lay it out with a side-handed wit that leaves ‘em wondering…. until he’s safely out of reach!
Michael is also the inspiration for 19-year old sister Claire who is now struggling to keep herself and them together. And you'll love how Michael adores his younger sister Emily, because after all, he is her big brother.
Claire finds that though her mother had proudly referred to her as an adult, she is now challenged to the core in her new role. With each pressing circumstance, she can only see a narrow road before her filled with pits and stumbling blocks with the complications of an embittered and imposing social worker, and a former boyfriend who feels neglected. But Claire discovers that her mother has left behind a journal - a connection that fills the expanse between them and imparts to her strength and courage, which she shares with her younger sister at a low moment for both of them.
Just before the final credits roll, you will truly be impressed as you experience first-hand the Brooks' family working through their home-stretch struggles. But getting to the finish line is never easy, is it?
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"There will come a time to be missing Michael.
I will be in there with you."
- Chris Posen CPC, Writer, Director, Producer