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“What You Left in the Ditch“
Mary is surprised when her husband returns from war without his lips.
“What You Left in the Ditch” is a film about dealing with different kinds of trauma. When Steven loses his lips, Mary finds herself reacting in ways she never could have imagined. Specifically, she finds herself entertaining a bizarre friendship a grocery store boy who just so happens to have plump lips. What happens when you lose something so simple, like lips?
Writer/Director: Joseph Gerbino
Cinematographer: Daniel Satinoff
Producers: Savannah Winchester & Joseph Poach
Asst. Director/Casting: Erica Hart
About the Production:
“Adapted from a short story of the name (with the author’s blessing), “What You Left in the Ditch” is a unique and compelling story about the aftermath of battle from the point of view of a soldier’s wife. Told in very visual terms, the film aims to express Mary’s complicated journey in search of lips.
“This film is the director’s letter to both his late grandfather, a soldier in the Korean War, and to his grandmother, one of the many wives of American soldiers.
“Additionally, ‘What You Left in the Ditch’ was selected into Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program.” – Savannah Winchester
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