“I was thrilled to take this truly dramatic role in which I had the opportunity to stretch and grow,” said Postiglione. “The intensity and the magnitude of each scene was not always in the dialogue, but rather in what was not said.”
PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) February 12, 2018
Ross Schriftman, producer and screenwriter of My Million Dollar Mom, is pleased to announce the leading cast members for his film that addresses the issue of a mother’s growing dementia condition and the son who must make a difficult decision between career and family.
Based on the book of the same name by Ross Schriftman, 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. He must decide between his life-long dream and his mom’s wishes to remain in her home under his care.
Pete Postiglione, portrays Ross Schriftman, and is offered a chance to run for Congress just as his mother, Shirley, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Postiglione is a Philadelphia native who has appeared in film and television shows such as Silver Linings Playbook and The West Wing and was nominated for an Emmy for hosting “Dig Philly” which is produced by NBC/Universal. “I was thrilled to take this truly dramatic role in which I had the opportunity to stretch and grow,” said Postiglione. “The intensity and the magnitude of each scene was not always in the dialogue, but rather in what was not said.”
Susan Moses portrays Shirley Schrftman, Ross’ mother. Moses has appeared in Invincible and played Schmitty’s mother in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She has been a guest host on QVC and taught voice and movement at the University of Miami.
“I was overwhelmed by the richness of Shirley’s life and the countless people she touched with her incredible goodness, love of life and her undying spirit,” said Moses.
Other cast members include:
Currie Graham, who portrays the Governor of Pennsylvania. Graham has appeared in television shows including Ten Days in the Valley, Murder in the First, Chicago P.D., Westworld, NYPD Blue, Suddenly Susan and House M.D.
Christopher Mann, who portrays Marvin Stern, a political mentor to Ross. Mann has appeared in films such as Loving and in numerous television shows including The Wire and Law and Order.
Patsy Meck, who portrays Gladys, Shirley’s best friend. Meck has appeared in films such as Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.
Hayden Saunier, portrays the state party chairperson. Saunier has appeared in films such as The Sixth Sense and television shows such as House of Cards.
Tim Daly, portrays Chuck, Ross’ friend and younger co-worker. Daly has appeared in films such as Dragon.
Volieda "Vee" Webb, protrays Annie, a care giver for Shirley. Webb has appeared in films such as American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook.
“It is thrilling to have such a talented team of actors to help bring my mother Shirley’s story to life,” said Schriftman. “The book and film have been a labor of love for me and I’m gratified to see all the pieces come together into something that can be used to show the world that people with Alzheimer’s truly have something to give.”
The film is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2018 in conjunction with Mother’s Day. To learn more about the film, visit http://www.mymilliondollarmom.com.
About My Million Dollar Mom
Based on the book of the same name by Ross Schriftman, 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. He must decide between his life-long dream and his mom’s wishes to remain in her home under his care. The script for the feature film was selected as a semi-finalist in Story Pros' screenwriting contest in the drama category.
Schriftman’s production company was accepted as a member of the Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit that assists independent filmmakers with documentaries and dramas that promote causes such as dementia awareness.
Editor’s Note: Interviews are available with Ross Schriftman and members of the film’s cast. To schedule an interview, please contact Debbie Goetz Media Connections at 215-630-5408 or email Debbie Goetz at dgoetz(at)dgmediaconnections(dot)com.