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Do u have a critical parent? My Nose: The Bigger Version, a personal film follows transformation of a mother/daughter relationship.
I made a comedic award winning short called “My Nose” about my mother’s relentless campaign to get me to have a nose job. That film launched me into being an accidental therapist and teaching people how to deal with a difficult/critical/abusive parent and turn it around. Due the overwhelming response to the short and the audience hunger for more I decided to go deep and open up my life and my secrets along with my mom’s and produce a feature documentary about our life and the transformation of our relationship from hate to late, from Mommie Dearest to Dear Mom.
Producer/Director/Camera: Gayle Kirschenbaum
Cinematographer: Stephen Gladstone
Editors: Amy Foote, Gayle Kirschenbaum
Consulting Producers: Lori Cheatle, Mark Urman, Albert Maysles
About the Production:
“John Lennon’s ‘Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans.’ is what happened to me. I never expected my difficult childhood to lead me into becoming a motivational speaker and to make a deeply personal film. Due to the response of my short MY NOSE, I saw there are so many people out there hurting & struggling with many issues including low self-esteem, poor body image and carrying around anger at those who have hurt them. I knew having been through this & turned it around I could help others by making this film.” — Gayle Kirschenbaum
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