Dr. Harold “Hackie” Reitman is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, children’s activist, and neurodiversity advocate. He is also a retired orthopaedic surgeon and a former professional heavyweight boxer who currently serves as the CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based PCE Media, LLC, the multi-platform production company he founded in 2004.  Dr. Reitman’s mission is to achieve excellence in creating family-friendly content that will effect positive social change.

The Square Root of 2 is Dr. Reitman’s first feature film, and was inspired by the true life events of his daughter Rebecca’s time in college. Shortly after making the film, he learned that she also had Asperger’s syndrome. Wanting to help other children, families and members of society living with neurodiversity, autism and Asperger’s, he wrote the book Aspertools: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders and NeurodiversityThe journey from book to movie was detailed in his documentary “Asperger’s, Autism and The Square Root of 2: A Neurodiversity Documentary.”

Dr. Reitman has received the Emerald Society 2000 Humanitarian of the Year Award, the Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies 2002 Honorary ‘Mr. Mom’ Award and the Florida Medical Association’s 2002 Harold S. Strasser, M.D. Good Samaritan Award. He is Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the International College of Surgeons. He is also the past Chairman and President and Board Member of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County. Recent speaking engagements include giving the keynote address with Tim Shriver for the AADMD at the Special Olympics in L.A., presenting at the USAAA World Conference, alongside other neurodiversity advocates, including Temple Grandin, leading two break-out sessions at Lynn University’s 2016 Transitions Conference, and giving the first ever talk on neurodiversity to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Reitman is also the founder of the neurodiversity site He is also a contributor there, including hosting the interview show “Exploring Different Brains.”


He currently lives in Fort Lauderdale and is the proud father of Rebecca, the inspiration for Aspertools.

Directed by

Hackie Reitman, M.D.

Bernard Salzman

Written by

Hackie Reitman, M.D.

Executive Producer

Hackie Reiman, M.D.

Produced By

Bernard Salzman

Edited by

Jeff Garcia

Bernard Salzman

Director of Photography

Bernard Salzman

Line Producer/Unit Production Manager

Fabio Wichert Silva

Associate Producers

David Linsley

Ken “Rat” D’Elia

Bernie Karcinell

Steve Greenberg

Supervising Editor

Fabio Wichert Silva

Casting Services

Universal Casting

Casted by

Jan Glaser

Casting Director

Carlos Rojas

Original Music By

Marcos Campos Salas

Audio Mixer

Marcos Campos Salas

Graphic Design/FL

Fabio Wichert Silva

Assistant Editor

Mark Hinbrook

Pierre Joseph

Feilx Alvarez

Location Sound/Sound Design

Mark Hinebrook

Production Design

Mara Zalusca


Frances Lordan

Sher Salzman

Hair & Wardrobe

Mara Zaluska

Grip and Lighting

Cameron Boisseau

Camera Department

Ricky Pierre

Peter Evans

Pierre Joseph

Script Supervisor

Celia Evans

Assistant Director

Scott Wellington

Fabio Wichert Silva


Robert Hans Sher

Key PA

Mosche Seymore

Lou Rock

Post-Production Consultant

Ricardo Valbuena

Post-Production Assistant

Jason Zukor

Kim Kraft

Sloane Shuart

Production Counsel

Steve Moody

Jude Cooper

Jan Brody

Bruce Fishelman

David Brandwein

Ivan Parron

Production Accountant

Bernie Karcinell

Assistant Accountant

David Linsley

Post-Production Accounting

Wolfson & Associates, P.A.