Winner of Ellie Award for Best Film
What do you do when you think you look good and your mother is convinced what you need more than anything else is a nose job?
MY NOSE is a personal documentary that explores my mother's preoccupation with my nose. Humor is the driving emotion behind MY NOSE. By exploring my bumpy relationship with my mother it reveals a bigger story: what drives many people to plastic surgery?
MY NOSE follows me, my mother, and an assortment of odd characters, friends, plastic surgeons, and total strangers on a hilarious journey to the plastic surgeon's office and back. Along the way, everyone has an opinion about my proboscis. Will I keep my original yet imperfect nose?
STILLS FROM MY NOSE
Producer/Director/Writer: Gayle Kirschenbaum
Editor: Charlotte Rademaker
Director of Photography: Su Kim, Renata Huang, Gayle Kirschenbaum
Animator: Michael Scharf
Assistant in many areas: Editing, Writing, Website: Adam Bertocci
"The Japanese have a saying...'If you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.' So if you're a plastic surgeon, every nose needs correcting!"
"She just took the film right out of my head. I feel like I'm her Connecticut doppelganger...it really resonated with me."
"It just sort of epitomizes the mother-daughter relationship, whether it's about noses or what-not, it's about moms putting pressures on their daughters. It's really great."
"I thought it was very brave, because we all have things about us that we sort of want to hide...and in this film she is exposing this thing that we all worry about, and she's doing it in such a bold way as if to say we're all human and we have these sorts of questions."