Our team is pleased that we are now ready to go into production.The short film will show the issues and decisions faced by the son with his mother’s illness and how he wrestles with the situation.
July 17, 2017
My Million Dollar Mom, LLC will be producing a short film version of their drama, My Million Dollar Mom, later this summer. Shooting will take place in the Philadelphia suburbs and in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My Million Dollar Mom is a film about a mother diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, just as her son is offered his last chance to be elected to Congress. The son must decide between his life-long dream and his mom’s wishes to remain in her home under his care.
Ross Schriftman, screenwriter and producer of My Million Dollar Mom, experienced Alzheimer’s first-hand, when his mother, Shirley, was diagnosed with the disease. He wrote a book of the same name about his mother and the time when she lived with dementia. After publishing the book, Ross was inspired to tell their story with a feature film version.
“Our team is pleased that we are now ready to go into production.” said Schriftman of the film. “The short film will show the issues and decisions faced by the son with his mother’s illness and how he wrestles with the situation.” Schriftman continues, “The personality of a loved one living with dementia is foremost in our story. My mom was still the same caring person she always was, although the confusion, memory loss and angry outbursts prevalent with this illness were ever-present.”
In addition, as part of the production of the film, the company was able to acquire the rights to include Mi’Shebeirach, a Jewish song/prayer of healing that was written, sung and produced by the late Jewish folk singer Debbie Friedman. This prayer is included in…