Director's Statement

"In filmmaking and in life, the best stories don't always deal with clear choices between good and evil, but instead show what happens when the choices are between "two different goods", or choices between "the lesser of two evils".

"Over the last few years I have been in close contact with many individuals that have had different problems related to the brain. From close friends struggling with depression and verging on homelessness, to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in a close family member. In a "normal" day, each of us try to find balance in pursing life to the fullest. When we are confronted with a loved one or a friend living with dementia or when we are living through an emotional hiccup of our own, it is hard to make order of the world around us. Making long term decisions during these phases of life is difficult.

"My Million Dollar Mom is a story without clear rights and wrongs, but about the choices each family needs to make as we negotiate truly loving each other and, at the same time, living our own lives."

- Kevin Hackenberg

Kevin Hackenberg is a producer, director, & cinematographer who has been telling stories and making people laugh around the world for over 20 years. Kevin started his career apprenticing under Hollywood directors like M. Night Shamalyan and Jonathan Demme on feature films like “The Sixth Sense” and “Beloved”. Not long into his career, Kevin founded the brand-centric film and video production company, Get-Kinetic, focused on clients in the NYC and Philadelphia markets while still keeping a foot in the entertainment side of the business. Kevin has directed celebrities and Presidential candidates and worked for national brands like Nike and Porsche. He is always seeking projects that allow him to inspire, challenge, and entertain his audiences.

Recently, Kevin started the website FunnyAndAmen.com to create original comedy content and is a huge believer that story is at the center of all great work. Kevin's other hobbies include watching his famous beekeeping father on documentaries and "60 Minutes" and taking his wife Meg, daughter Asher, and son Jake around the world.

Kevin Hackenberg

Kevin Hackenberg

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