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Dear Audrey

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Photo from Dear Audrey by Jeremiah Hayes.

89 minutes – Documentary, Family, History of Cinema
Language: English, French subtitles
Festival release date: November 2021
Release date: August 19, 2022
Production company: Cineflix Media, National Film Board
Canadian distributor: National Film Board

Dear Audrey focuses on renowned Canadian cinematographer and documentary filmmaker Martin Duckworth who, helped by his 47-year-old daughter Jacqueline, who is on the autism spectrum, support his wife, the photographer and activist Audrey Schirmer through the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It is a moving biography but also a story of resilience and strength. Marked by twists and turns as Duckworth reflects on the key personal and professional moments of the couple’s life, Dear Audrey takes place more in the present than the past, and becomes a powerful testimonial to the growing and unshakable love of a husband for his wife.
Also see: NFB trailer for Dear Audrey.

Dear Audrey has been recognized with:
People’s Choice Award, 2021 Montreal International Documentary Festival
Cercle d’or for Best Feature Documentary, 2022 Festival Cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, QC
Feature Winner, Best of Documentary, 2022 Indy Film Fest, Indianapolis
Winner of the Dr. Sydney K. Shapiro Humanitarian Award, 2022 Phoenix Film Festival
Silver Winner of Best Feature Documentary, 2022 Tokyo Film Awards, Japan

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Andre Barro
Jeremiah Hayes

Executive Producer:

Katherine Buck
Annette Clarke
Glen Salzman
Pablo Salzman


Jeremiah Hayes


Jeremiah Hayes


Jeremiah Hayes


Jeremiah Hayes


Walker Grimshaw

Cast: Roles:

Martin Duckworth
Jacqueline Schirmer