Gayle Kirschenbaum


Film Projects

Public bio

Gayle Kirshenbaum is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, TV producer and personality. She is the producer/director of the documentary MY NOSE a film festival favorite playing worldwide to rave reviews from the Washington Post “Dazzling self-confidence” to The Jewish Week “Hilarious Romp!.” MY NOSE is based on Gayle’s experience with her mother, who insisted that her daughter get a nose job since she was 15. Gayle and her mother visit various plastic surgeons in a hilarious adventure where the only augmentation is in the personal relationship between mother and daughter. Encouraged by an overwhelming audience response, Gayle has turned the film's lessons into a humorous and insightful seminar, featuring "The Seven Healing Tools" for dealing with difficult people. ( Kirschenbaum created the reality shows airing on TLC and Discovery Health, I’M PREGNANT AND MAY BE HAVING A DWARF, LITTLE PARENTS: BIG PREGNANCY, LITTLE PARENTS: FIRST BABY, LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG CHARLIE and DWARF FAMILY ADOPTION. Gayle co-created the television series JUDGEMENT DAY: SHOULD THE GUILTY GO FREE, whose pilot aired on HBO. Gayle created and hosts the TV show MELTING POT, a food and culture show which is in production. Gayle is the host and creator of the video podcast series ON THE TRAIL WITH GAYLE, which is widely distributed on the Internet including Itunes. Gayle’s film, A DOG’S LIFE: A DOGAMENTARY premiered on HBO has been featured widely in the media. It’s a wacky, poignant documentary about the positive effects of the bond between dogs and humans as told through Gayle’s story with her Shih Tzu. ( Kirschenbaum Productions is currently in post-production on a feature documentary entitled, MY NOSE: THE BIGGER VERSION about the evolution of her relationship with her mother from Mommie Dearest to Dear Mom. ( Partnering with Caroline Hirsch (Caroline’s Comedy Club) and producer Lori Cheatle (51 Birch Street) Gayle is in development on the feature documentary film, WHAT A MOTHER about the relationships between today's top comedians and their mothers. Also in the works are several television series including Melting Pot, a world food and culture show, What now, Mother?, and Body Parts. Gayle has been widely featured in the media including The New York Times, NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Early Show, Fox TV, Oxygen TV, the Ladies Home Journal, Washington Post and O Magazine. Kirschenbaum is a published author and artist, the founder of the NY Writer’s Group, and a member of PGA (Producers Guild of America), NYWIF, Docuclub, WIP (Women in Production), WIP (Women in Publishing) D Word, and IFP.