My Million Dollar Mom an Official Selection for Orlando International Film Festival

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Film Festival Runs From September 15-25 and is the fifth festival for this film

My Million Dollar Mom, a film shot in the Philadelphia area and based on Ross Schriftman’s book by the same name, has been accepted to screen at the Orlando International Film Festival (https://orlandointernationalfilmfestival.org/) September 15-25, 2020. This is the fifth film festival that will screen My Million Dollar Mom.

“I am thrilled that we will be part of this festival,” said Schriftman. “I am so grateful for our wonderful cast, crew and production team for their great work and their commitment to our success.”

The film, directed by Kevin Hackenberg, stars veteran film and television actors Pete Postiglione and Susan Moses and was inspired by real events in Schriftman’s life. Moses portrays an aging mom diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Postiglione portrays her son Ross, who steps forward to care for her. At the same time, he is offered a last-chance opportunity to run for Congress. He must decide between his life-long dream and his mom’s wishes to remain in her home under his care. The life lesson of caring for one another through Tikkun Olam (the Hebrew expression for repairing the world) is the theme of the film.

Schriftman’s mother, Shirley, had Alzheimer’s and she died in 2009. In her honor and memory, he wrote both the book on which the film is based and the screenplay. For information about the film, visit http://www.mymilliondollarmom.com.

Orlando International Film Festival features over 200 films from 55 countries and gives filmmakers a chance to show their work to an audience, network with industry professionals and learn more about the craft of filmmaking. What makes the Orlando International Film Festival unique is that both young filmmakers, in elementary through high school, have a chance to showcase their films alongside those of up and coming independent filmmakers. “The work product of these young film creators seeks to accent films that elevate the human spirit, consciousness, and the best of our potentials advancing world peace through great art of the future,” said Orlando International Film Festival Emeritus Advisory Board Chair, Bernard Dohrmann. “The rewards and recognition provided will become a legacy to the leaders of the entertainment industry worldwide that are emerging and rising up among us today.”

Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Orlando International Film Festival will both a virtual and in person event. Films will be screened online via Eventive and they will also be screened at the Enzian Theater, located outside of Orlando in the suburb of Maitland. Tickets, start at $15 for virtual screenings and $35 for in person screenings. More details about which films will be screened online and which will be screened at the Enzian Theater, are available on the film festival’s website: https://orlandointernationalfilmfestival.org/
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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 loving mother who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's and the devoted son who steps forward to care for her.

Schriftman’s production company is partnering with the Dementia Society of America in an effort to promote awareness and encourage people to plan for the possibility of needing long term care services. Schriftman screens the film in the Philadelphia area and holds discussions with audiences about the issues surrounding Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Schriftman’s ultimate goal is to release the film to a worldwide audience.

This film is directed by Kevin Hackenberg, who began his career working on the M. Night Shyamalan films The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. He went on to establish the production company Get-Kinetic in 2003 in Philadelphia, where he and his staff create visual content for clients as varied as Temple University and NBC10 in Philadelphia.

For information about the film visit http://www.mymilliondollarmom.com, http://www.facebook.com/mymilliondollarmom or contact Ross Schriftman at mymilliondollarmom@gmail.com.

About the Orlando International Film Festival
The Orlando International Film Festival is an annual festival held in Orlando, Florida. It has become one of the premier festivals showcasing the work of independent and student film makers and received as many as 1,000 entries from over 50 countries every year. More information is available at: https://orlandointernationalfilmfestival.org/

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