Gayle is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, producer and personality. In addition to My Nose (the short, the seminar, and the feature), Kirschenbaum directed the film A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary, which premiered on HBO. She created and Executive Produced several “little people” shows for TLC and Discovery Health. Created and co-host the podcast series On the Trail with Gayle. Is in production on a food and culture show called Melting Pot plus lots more. To see full bio, click here. And visit Kirschenbaum Productions here.


Star of the Show

Here's my story. Take or leave it. Bear in mind, whatever I do, I do fast, and if it takes a long time to do, like knitting, it's not for me. The sewing machine has always been my friend. I can whip out dresses, quilts and curtains in no time.




Melissa has been honored for her film and television writing, producing and directing with two Emmys and more than fifty other awards and nominations. An executive producer of the Emmy-nominated and People's Choice winning reality series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, she has co-authored five New York Times best-selling books with its star. Melissa was a co-founder of Burbank-based MPH Entertainment, Inc, which during her tenure created over 350 hours of original non-fiction and reality programming. She is now Vice President of Production for the New York based indie film outfit, Ovington Avenue Productions (White Irish Drinkers), and the author of the indie novel Reality Boulevard (Kirkus Review "Best of 2013"). Visit Melissa's website here.



Alex Keipper is an editor based in New York City, and a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He has done editing and assisting work for both film and TV. His credits include Lead Assistant Editor on the OWN show Houston Beauty, as well as Associate Editor on the feature documentary Venus and Serena, which was edited by Sam Pollard and premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. In addition, he has worked on a number of short films, music videos, and freelance commercial projects. Alex is also an Assistant Editor at Jigsaw Productions, director Alex Gibney's production company.



David Zieff has been working in many facets of the industry for almost three decades, on projects as varied as the Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary winner "Crazy Love," Toronto entry "Paul Williams: Still Alive," and the Oscar winning doc "The Cove." He was the supervising editor of the critically acclaimed and multiple-award-winning Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Zieff directed and edited McConkey, a documentary about the extreme-skier Shane McConkey. Zieff was the senior editor of Michael Moore's Emmy-winning series' The Awful Truth and TV Nation, and many Comedy Central shows including Upright Citizen's Brigade, Insomniac, TV Funhouse, and Strangers With Candy.

Editing Consultant


Jonathan Sacks has composed music for the concert hall and theater and makes a living orchestrating film scores. Mr. Sacks' concert works have been performed and recorded, including Portals, for clarinet and large orchestra (recorded by Richard Stoltzman, and the Warsaw Philharmonic, conducted by Carl St. Clair) and Sagittarius Rising for large orchestra. As composer for the theatre he has composed music for Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline, A Christmas Carol, etc., working with such theaters as the San Diego Rep, the Odyssey, Antaeus, etc. As orchestrator for Randy Newman, Michael Kamen, Mark Snow, etc., he has worked on such films as Mr. Holland's Opus, The X-Files (both movies), Seabiscuit, and Monsters, Inc., and Toy Story 3. Most recently he has written a book of settings for a number of Shakespeare's Sonnets.



Kirsten is a documentary storyteller and film preservation advocate. She creates original nonfiction content, as well as freelances on other documentary projects. As Co-Chair of the Women's Film Preservation Fund (WFPF), she is privileged to be part of the only program in the world that works to preserve the cultural legacy of women in the film industry. WFPF was founded by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). With a strong interest in art and advocacy, Kirsten also serves as Board Chair at Artfully Unforgotten, a non-profit which uses art and creativity as a tool to raise awareness and engage underserved communities in social and environmental issues. Click here to visit Kirsten's website.

Associate Producer/Outreach Coordinator


Lori founded the production company Hard Working Movies to produce innovative and entertaining films that tell great stories, with a focus on director-driven feature documentaries. She has produced multiple award-winning films that have screened theatrically, in festivals and on TV in over 50 countries. Her two most recent films are The Kids Grow Up, directed by Doug Block, which is being released in theaters by Shadow Distribution before its broadcast on HBO, and The Edge of Dreaming, directed by Scottish filmmaker Amy Hardie, which was recently broadcast on PBS’ POV. Additional documentary producing credits include the critically acclaimed 51 Birch StreetThis Land is Your Land, Dashiell.Hammett.Detective.Writer. and many others. Visit Hard Working Movies here.

Consulting Producer


Mark Mori is an Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker and Emmy Award winning TV producer. His films have garnered awards, film festival screenings, theatrical and TV distribution worldwide. Mori's most notable projects include: Bettie Page Reveals All, Producer/Director (2012), currently playing in film festivals; Building Bombs, (Producer/Director (1991), Academy Award nominee Documentary Feature; Kent State, The Day the War Came Home, Executive Producer (2000) Emmy Award, News & Documentary; Blood Ties the Life and Work of Sally Mann, Executive Producer (1994), Academy Award nominee Documentary Short; The Fire This Time, Co-Producer (1994), Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee.

Consulting Producer


Steven is a New York-based Cinematographer who has worked over his 18 years in the industry. He spent a year and a half videotaping Holocaust Survivors for the “Survivors of the Shoah” project. He has a Masters degree in Communication Arts. Currently he is polishing his “Indie Chick Flick” feature screenplay “Winter Money”, and working on a haunted house screenplay. You can follow his blog “Indie Kicker.” His website can be viewed here.

Director of Photography


Su Kim is a documentary producer in New York City. Most recently she produced Adama and Kimjongilia, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She is currently producing One Bullet Afghanistan, Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story and Sanson and Me.

Additional Camera


Don has 15 years of experience in film and television as a composer, music supervisor and director/producer. He has written music for PBS, A&E, TLC, Discovery, CNBC, Style, Sundance and HBO networks. He has worked on Emmy award winning shows; "Suicide Bombers/Cult Of Death", and "The Art Of Failure" (both as Music Supervisor) and most recently "Baring It All" (as composer). His feature directorial debut, "Nowhere Now; The Ballad Of Joshua Tree" enjoyed a vibrant life on the international film festival circuit before being picked up for a one year run on PBS affiliate KCET in LA. His short film, "Karma Cats; The Chintamani Stone" spent the last 2 years screening at several film festivals internationally. Recently his animated short, "Cricket In Cricket Lives" had its world premier at the Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival.

Music Supervisor


Rex Fowler formed the folk rock band Aztec Two- Step with Neal Schulman in 1971. They received the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album and have been praised in the media including Rolling Stone and have performed on TV and radio programs including Late Night with David Letterman. In addition to Aztec Two- Step who have continued to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, Rex went on to form The Nutopians.

Singer/Song writer


Named after an Edgar Allen Poe story, Lygia Ferra, is a singer/songwriter with a sensitive soul, a dash of quirky, and boundless creativity. When she's not busy making music, art, writing stories, dancing-with-wild-abandon, and raising a teenager, Lygia fantasizes about running away with the circus. She is also content to sit in a garden somewhere dashing of lyrics, humming a ditty or listening to nature. Collaborations such as the song, Mama and Me, is truly a labor of love. Grande lovoro con voi!



American singer/songwriter and sarodist Stephen Day American singer/songwriter and sarodist Stephen Day writes songs inspired by his many music tours around the world. Born in California, and raised in Canada and France, Day began as a guitarist, then studied in India with world-renowned sarodist Amjad Ali Khan. After India, Stephen spent time touring in Europe and America before settling in Los Angeles continuing his career. His work is featured in 7 films, 4 music libraries, 4 albums and hundreds of television shows. His latest album, Namaste, is about adventure, mysticism and the road less traveled, is produced by two-time Gold Disc Award winner Matt Forger and Shenkar and features musical appearances by Matt Malley, Daryl Jones and Satnam Singh among others. Check his music out online:


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Director Gayle Kirschenbaum met Benjamin at a cafe in the West Village several years ago.  They captured each other's attention as Ben sat with a guitar on his lap.  He said he was from Paris where he was headed back to. He handed her an unmarked CD of his recently recorded songs. She fell in love with his music and searched for him years later to do a song for Look At Us Now, Mother! She found him in on Facebook.



Quentin's collaborations span from work with artist Christian Marclay (The Clock, winner of the 2012 Venice Biennale), original music and sound for On and Off-Broadway productions (Irena's Vow, Murder In The First, The Navigator), as well as for tv (The First 48, Dallas SWAT), to mixing and designing sound for many films and documentaries (3 Backyards, 16 Acres, The Punk Singer). He has received Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for his theatre work and has won two New York Innovative Theatre Awards. He has received several grants from both Meet the Composer and the American Music Center for his originaompositions. Recent works include the score for an exhibition on Theodore Roosevelt at the Museum of Natural History and the sound design and music for a new installation at the BioMuseo in Panama.

Sound Design and Mix


Steve joined Glue in 2000 after spending over 20 years bouncing around in the Broadcast Television business primarily as an online editor for NBC News, ABC News, King World Productions and many more outfits too numerous to mention. Started color correcting full time for NY Times Television in 1998. Won Emmy awards for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul Korea and, "A Lion In The House"(2006). But more importantly he cooks up some mean BBQ. His latest experiments with brisket were stunning.

Online Editor / Colorist


Jessica Phillips is a Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker with a passion for powerful storytelling and a love for introspection. Before beginning her New York adventure, she received her B.A. in Film & Video from Columbia College Chicago and explored all the Windy City had to offer. She has written, produced, and directed multiple short films (both narrative and experimental) and is currently working to sell her feature screenplay as well as finishing her novel. In her free time she practices music (singing, piano, guitar), dance, and chases around her fat orange tabby cat, Marrakesh.

Producer's Assistant


Originally from Rhode Island, Emily recently moved to New York to further her career in post-production. After graduating from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Media Production, Emily was the lead editor on an award winning feature film 'Cost Of The Living: a zom rom com'. She also has worked on set as a production assistant and helped produce a short webseries. She is very excited to be apart of Look At Us Now, Mother!



Brian recently graduated cum laude from Hofstra University with a B.A. in film studies and production and a minor in history. Originally from Seattle, Brian now lives in Jersey City. Working as an Assistant Editor on Look at Us Now Mother is Brian's first post-graduation job, and he plans to pursue a career in post-production. Brian enjoys travel, and has so far visited Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Assistant Editor


A native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of New York University, Elliott first worked with Gayle Kirschenbaum as a video editor for the Melting Pot pilot. Since then he has worked with Gayle on her Transforming Difficult Relationships seminar and the original My Nose DVD. He is also a contributing writer for The Onion News Network, a singer-songwriter, and a visual artist, and has been a production assistant on the films Bettie Page Reveals Alland Murder Dance. As the designer of this site, he is also entitled to write that he invented a gold-plated time machine and owns a chalet on the moon. Who's going to stop him from writing that? He lives in Brooklyn. Visit Elliott's website here.

Web Designer


Victor is a video editor and a huge movie fan, though not that huge in the sense I fit through doors fairly easily. You can check out my movie and post-production blog at In the blog I discuss and review my favorite movies and even list all of my favorite movies. Also, you can check me out on twitter: @MooVtime and feel free to follow me (I'll most likely follow you back). I had the honor of meeting Steven Spielberg's longtime film editor, Michael Kahn.

Post Production Intern


Madeline is a UX designer at TicketNetwork®. She works to improve the coding and functionality of their websites from the perspective of design and the end user. It has allowed her to combine her passion for graphic design and love for front-end coding. Madeline received a BFA from UConn with a concentration in Communication Design. She was on the school's Division 1 rowing team, and she continues her competitive drive on many different sports teams today. Some of her other interests include her love for her dogs, knitting/crocheting, typography, photography, and being outdoors. Please visit Madeline's website to view her work.

Graphic/Web Designer


Bradley Is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University. He was a Producer on the web series Jer3miah which has been recognized by the Webbys and is an Official Best of Fest selection. He also produced the independent short film The Space Between, winner of the South Bay film festival. While working in the Post-Production department of a PBS affiliate BYU Broadcasting, Brad became the Production Coordinator on the featured film For Robbing the Dead, which is slated to be released in 2011.

Producer's Assistant/Additional Camera