Down in the Mouth

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Down in the Mouth

Down in the Mouth is a 16mm narrative film that takes an absurdist look at cosmetic surgery. Written, directed and edited by Kirby Ward, it won “Best Short Film” at the Kent Film Festival in Kent, CT. Photo Gallery You can also visit the Down in the Mouth website here.

The Story

Ron Dibble has no uvula. And though it seems a small thing, he’s convinced the whole world sees him as a freak. How will he ever win his dream-girl’s affections given his “shortcoming”? He tries psychiatry and mail order, but in the end he desperately turns to plastic surgery in hopes of gaining the self-esteem he’s longed for all of his life.

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