We are so excited to announce that our film has been accepted into the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival (TBUFF). TBUFF was founded by award-winning Bay Area filmmakers, actors, critics, artists and cinephiles to catch the independent films that fall through the cracks and end up... underground. With most independent films going straight to home video, TBUFF offers cast and crew the opportunity to see their movie on the big screen in digital sound at a real theater, as well as marketing, promotion and accolades to shore up distribution prospects. The 2018 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival will be held December 6 to December 9 in Tampa, Florida. READ MORE >
Ross Schriftman's presentation of My Million Dollar Mom was covered the the Reading Eagle. READ ARTICLE >
Ross Schriftman, author, screenwriter and producer of the book and film, My Million Dollar Mom, is proud to announce the availability of the My Million Dollar Mom "Presentation in a Box" program for community events and continuing education initiatives. READ MORE >
In his new film, Ross Schriftman captures the challenges of caring for his mother while she was suffering from dementia. READ MORE >
The Jewish Sacred Aging published an announcement about the debut of My Million Dollar Mom. VIEW NOW >
View our latest video about the music behind our movie. VIEW NOW >
Ross Schriftman and Kevin Jameson, founder of the Dementia Society of America, were interviewed. LISTEN NOW >
We are pleased to announce three upcoming opportunities to view our short film. READ MORE >
Ross Schriftman 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. READ MORE >
Ross Schriftman is pleased to announce that Director Kevin Hackenberg and Line Producer Paul Irwin are part of the creative team making his film. READ MORE >
Rabbi Richard Address chats with Ross Schriftman about Alzheimer’s Disease, and his documentary film about his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s. LISTEN >
Listen to our interview with Thomas Kramer of WWDB 860 AM. LISTEN >
Read the wonderful coverage about the filming of My Million Dollar Mom in The Intelligencer. OPEN ARTICLE >
Join Ross Schriftman as he shares his story with The Circle of Life Coalition at a their seminar on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 8:15am to 9:15am at The McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center, 460 St. Bernardine Street Reading, PA 19607. WATCH INTERVIEW >
Join Ross Schriftman as he shares his story with The Circle of Life Coalition at a their seminar on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 8:15am to 9:15am at The McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center, 460 St. Bernardine Street Reading, PA 19607. DOWNLOAD FLYER >
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. READ MORE >
My Million Dollar Mom, LLC has acquired 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, in their film titled My Million Dollar Mom. The prayer, included in Jewish worship services, asks God for healing for those who are sick and strength for their caregivers. READ MORE >
Listen to our interview by Thomas Kramer of WCHE. LISTEN >
Listen to our interview by John O'Hara of WFYL. LISTEN >
Our film has made it to the next step! Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition is brought to you by the International Screenwritersâ€™ Association. READ MORE >
Culled from over 900 submissions, My Millon Dollar Mom was selected as one of the quarter-finalists in the Family-Friendly category. READ MORE >
Great news. Ross was interviewed by local TV reporter Dawn Stensland Mendte about his book and film project, My Million Dollar Mom. We are making great progress. Help us raise the funds so we can produce our film by making a charitable donation today and by spreading the word. Thank you. WATCH >
Ross Schriftman was interviewed about My Million Dollar Mom - the book and upcoming film. LISTEN NOW >
Ross Schriftman appeared as a guest blogger on the Jewish Sacred Aging website. Jewish Sacred Aging is a forum for the Jewish Community with resources and texts that feature discussions on the implications of the revolution in longevity for Baby Boomers and their families. READ MORE >
Listen to our interview about long term care insurance and My Million Dollar Mom. LISTEN >
My Million Dollar Mom has been accepted into the Filmmakers Collaborative Organization, which helps independent film producers around the world READ MORE >
We are thankful to have had both NBC & ABC of Philadelphia come out to cover Shirley's Run. WATCH >
Ross Schriftman was interviewed on PHL 17's morning show about Shirley's Run 5K & Dog Walk and about My Million Dollar Mom. WATCH >
We are happy to report that our script was chosen as a semifinalist in The StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest! READ MORE >
The StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest is a contest where scripts compete against other scripts in five genre categories. Three prizes are awarded in each category, and an overall Grand Prize Winner is selected from all scripts submitted. This contest seeks to find and reward the best genre screenplays, which are bought and produced more often than the "serious" screenplays that usually dominate screenplay contests. The script of My Million Dollar Mom has been chosen as a quarterfinalist in the drama category. Only 21% of scripts advance to this stage. READ MORE >
My Million Dollar Mom is amongst 100 films that made it to the 2015 Top 100 List. Emerging Screenwriters is both a Screenplay Competition and Script Analysis Service brought to you by the International Screenwriters' Association. READ MORE >
When Shirley Schriftman died in 2009, her son Ross dealt with the loss the only way he knew how - by writing. He began jotting down memories and stories of life with his mom. The flow of memories was eventually compiled into his 2011 memoir, My Million Dollar Mom. READ MORE >
The StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest is a contest where scripts compete against other scripts in five genre categories. Three prizes are awarded in each category, and an overall Grand Prize Winner is selected from all scripts submitted. This contest seeks to find and reward the best genre screenplays, which are bought and produced more often the the "serious" screenplays that usually dominate screenplay contests. READ MORE >
Brad speaks to Ross Schriftman, author of "My Million Dollar Mom" and Claire Day, Senior Vice President of the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter.
6ABC (PHL17) was on set at our crowdfunding party. Check out the clip.
My Million Dollar Mom has launched its crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo with the goal of raising $29,029 by May 18, 2015 (for those into geography, that happens to be the same number in feet of Mt. Everest).
The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter has partnered with Ross Schriftman, filmmaker and producer of the upcoming movie, "My Million Dollar Mom." The film highlights the story of Shirley Schriftman, the filmmaker's mother, who died of Alzheimer's in 2009. The Delaware Valley Chapter is providing promotional support for the film project. Schriftman's production company, My Million Dollar Mom LLC plans to increase awareness and understanding about Alzheimer's through the film and raise funds for the Chapter.
Watch this short video of Happy Girl, my Mom's Katrina Rescue dog. Happy Girl is the gift Mom left behind to keep me company. Happy Girl is going to be in our film, My Million Dollar Mom. I have to pay her in dog biscuits. WATCH VIDEO >
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.
Join us for a 5k run and dog walk to benefit The Shirley Schriftman Fund for Animals on Sunday, August 17th!
At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, scientists described five trials that taking the unprecedented step of testing drugs that may prevent the onset of the neurodegenerative disease in people not yet experiencing cognitive decline.
The participants in the trial are all at high risk of developing Alzheimer's either because they carry two copies of the ApoE4 gene, which is associated with a strong chance of developing the disease, or a genetic mutation that triggers the condition much earlier in life, during the 40s.