A Dangerous Triangle


Many people have had horrible childhoods and yet moved forward in a positive and productive way but never resolved their childhood trauma.  I’ve got a story with a new twist about transforming a dysfunctional relationship with my mother to a functioning dysfunctional relationship. She could shoot me down with her tongue from the minute I was born and I have rendered her powerless and she is now shooting blanks.  I acquired the skills to disarm her lethal tongue and now I can not only deflect her attacks but even get her to laugh along with me at her actions.

While working through these issues and using my skills as a filmmaker, I made a short called MY NOSE that became an award-winning film about my mother’s quest to get me to have a nose job. After the unexpected success of the film and audiences’ hunger for more, I knew it was time to go deeper.  That’s when I decided to make a feature length film, MY NOSE: THE BIGGER VERSION about the transformation of my relationship with my mother from Mommie Dearest to Dear Mom, from hatred to love.

“Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans.” John Lennon.

And so this is what happened.

Accidental Filmmaker – After a long and successful career in the film/TV industry I made my first personal film about my life with my dog, which premiered on HBO, A DOG’S LIFE: A DOGAMENTARY and featured widely in the media. Then MY NOSE and now MY NOSE: THE BIGGER VERSION.

Accidental Therapist– Release of MY NOSE led me to helping others deal with a critical parent and I developed “The Seven Healing Tools” which I teach others how to use.

Accidental Financier–  I have just turned to Kickstarter, a Do-It-Yourself online crowd-funding platform. You set your goal and amount and must meet it or you get nothing. Gulp! I know tons of people all over the world.  What I’m learning is that many are old school and computer phobic.

My challenges now are to spread awareness beyond my world of computer phobs, throw out a wide net and get people to the Kickstarter campaign before it’s too late. Yes, I’ve gotten a fair amount of press for my previous films including features in The New York Times, Washingon Post and talk and radio shows.

MY NOSE: THE BIGGER VERSION is bigger in more ways than one and for sure more important. We need a wider base, bigger press, and bigger donations. We are supersizing.  The clock is ticking and I have a time limit.  I’ve got to get the word out as soon as possible because the last thing I want to hear is my mother say, I told you so.

Please help otherwise, I will have no choice but to have my 87 year old mother do a strip tease so I can put it on YouTube and pray it goes viral. Please save my mother from that humiliation.


Gayle & Mom in Lisbon
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