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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father -- A filmmaker trying to memorialize his murdered friend discovers that the woman who killed him was pregnant with his late friend's son.


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  (in credits order)
Kurt Kuenne ... Himself (voice)
Andrew Bagby ... Himself (archive footage) (as Dr. Andrew Bagby)
David Bagby ... Himself - Father
Kathleen Bagby ... Herself - Mother
Shirley Turner ... Herself - Ex-Girlfriend (archive footage) (as Dr. Shirley Turner)
Zachary Andrew Turner ... Himself - Son (archive footage) (as Zachary Andrew Bagby)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heather Arnold ... Herself - Former Fiance (as Dr. Heather Arnold)
Jon Atkinson ... Himself - Friend
Bob Bagby ... Himself - Uncle (archive footage)
Earlene Bagby ... Herself - Bob's Widow
James Bagby ... Himself - Cousin
Linda Bagby ... Herself - Aunt
Pat Bagby ... Himself - Uncle
Jason Baldwin ... Himself - Highschool Friend
Derek Barnard ... Himself - Uncle
John Barnard ... Himself - Cousin
Paul Barnard ... Himself - John's Brother
Pete Barnard ... Himself - Cousin
Ruth Barnard ... Herself - Aunt
Robin Bates ... Herself - Friend
John Bertolino ... Himself - Residency Director (as Dr. John Bertolino)
David Billings ... Himself - Classmate (as Dr. David Billings)
Lori Billings ... Herself - Classmate (as Dr. Lori Billings)
Helen Bloomfield ... Herself - Godmother
Ian Bowmer ... Himself - Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland (as Dr. Ian Bowmer)
Jacqueline Brazil ... Herself - Lawyer
Elizabeth Day ... Herself - St. John's Regional Director of Child, Youth & Family Services (archive footage) (as Elizabeth 'Betty' Day)
Bill DiCuccio ... Himself (as Dr. Bill DiCussio)
Danette Dooley ... Herself - Friend
John Doucet ... Himself - Shirley's Psychiatrist (archive footage) (as Dr. John Doucet)
Mary Dray ... Herself - Student Affairs - Memorial University of Newfoundland
Ken Eckhert ... Himself - Classmate (as Dr. Ken Eckhert)
Karl Fischer ... Himself - Friend
Marci Fischer ... Herself - Friend
Olivier Galgani ... Himself - Friend
Derek Green ... Himself - Judge, Chief Justice (archive footage)
Derrick Green ... Himself - Jusge (archive footage)
Vera Griffin ... Herself - Student Affairs - Memorial University of Newfoundland
Himanshu ... Himself - College Roomate (as Himanshu Pandey)
James ... Himself - College Roomate
Mack Janke ... Himself - Friend
Chris Koehler ... Himself - Friend
Greg Little ... Himself - Colleague (as Dr. Greg Little)
Tony Locke ... Himself - Classmate (as Dr. Tony Locke)
Jennifer Lombard ... Herself - Classmate (as Dr. Jennifer Lombard)
Mark Lombard ... Himself - Classmate (as Dr. Mark Lombard)
Mike Madden ... Himsel - Procesutor (archive footage)
Janice Manthorne ... Herself - Classmate (as Dr. Janice Manthorne)
E. Scott McClellan ... Himself - Professor (as Dr. E. Scott McClellan)
Pete McNab ... Himself - Friend
Jan Mills ... Herself - Friend
Anthony Monteverdi ... Himself - Classmate (as Dr. Anthony Monteverdi)
Darlene Nelville ... Herself - Child & Youth Advocate (archive footage)
Matt Oetinger ... Himself - Friend
Randy Piercy ... Himself - Shirley's Lawyer (archive footage)
Michelle Pualuan ... Herself - Friend
Suzanne Putnam ... Herself - Colleague (as Dr. Suzanne Putnam)
Rhonda Ridenhour ... Herself - Bob's Daughter
Andrew Rossiter ... Himself - Classmate (as Dr. Andrew Rossiter)
Jennifer Shaulis ... Herself - Colleague (as Dr. Jennifer Shaulis)
T.J. Shears ... Himself - Shirley's Son
Bob Sheraga ... Himself - Friend
Sue Sheraga ... Herself - Friend
Clark Simpson ... Himself - Colleague (as Dr. Clark Simpson)
Rick Singleton ... Himself - Grief Counselor (as Dr. Rick Singleton)
Gerald Smith ... Himself - Provincial Minister of Health (archive footage)
Chris Snow ... Himself (as Father J. Christopher Snow)
Carol Stein ... Herself - Friend
Leslie Thomas ... Herself - Classmate (as Dr. Leslie Thomas)
Sherri-Lynn Tucker ... Herself - Classmate (as Dr. Sherri-Lynn Tucker)
Kristian Vallèe ... Himself - College Roommate
Gail Welsh ... Herself - Judge (archive footage)

Directed by
Kurt Kuenne 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kurt Kuenne  writer

Produced by
Scott Hooker .... executive producer
Kurt Kuenne .... producer
Michael Rubin .... executive producer
Elise Warner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kurt Kuenne 
Cinematography by
Kurt Kuenne 
Film Editing by
Kurt Kuenne 
Art Department
Sean Ryan .... artist: drawing of Andrew and Zachary
Sound Department
Kurt Kuenne .... sound
Frank Serafine .... provider: sound library
Editorial Department
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Music Department
Melanie Dimmick .... orchestra contractor
Noah Scot Snyder .... scoring mixer (as Noah Snyder)
Noah Scot Snyder .... scoring recordist (as Noah Snyder)
Other crew
Josh Braun .... distribution advisor: Submarine Entertainmeny
Victoria S. Cook .... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Melissa Georges .... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Jeffrey Abramson .... thank you (as Jeff Abramson)
Heather Arnold .... thank you (as Dr. Heather Arnold)
Jon Atkinson .... thank you (as Jonathan Atkinson)
Andrew Bagby .... thank you (as Dr. Andrew David Bagby)
David Bagby .... dedicatee
David Bagby .... thank you
Earlene Bagby .... thank you
James Bagby .... thank you
Kathleen Bagby .... dedicatee
Kathleen Bagby .... thank you
Linda Bagby .... thank you
Pat Bagby .... thank you
Jason Baldwin .... thank you
Derek Barnard .... thank you
John Barnard .... thank you
Paul Barnard .... thank you
Pete Barnard .... thank you (as Peter Barnard)
Ruth Barnard .... thank you
Matthew Barry .... thank you
Robin Bates .... thank you
John Bertolino .... thank you (as Dr. John Bertolino)
David Billings .... thank you (as Dr. David Billings)
Lori Billings .... thank you (as Dr. Lori Billings)
Helen Bloomfield .... thank you
Ian Bowmer .... thank you (as Dr. M. Ian Bowmer)
Jacqueline Brazil .... thank you
Bill DiCuccio .... thank you (as Dr. Bill DiCuccio)
Danette Dooley .... thank you
Ken Eckhert .... thank you (as Dr. Ken Eckhert)
Maureen Egan .... thank you
Katie L. Fetting .... thank you
Karl Fischer .... thank you
Marci Fischer .... thank you
Olivier Galgani .... thank you
Michael Glassman .... thank you
Vera Griffin .... thank you
Himanshu .... thank you (as Himanshu Penday)
Justin Killion .... special thanks
Chris Koehler .... thank you
Greg Little .... thank you (as Dr. Gregory S. Little)
Tony Locke .... thank you (as Dr. Tony Locke)
Jennifer Lombard .... thank you (as Dr. Jennifer Lombard)
Mark Lombard .... thank you (as Dr. Mark Lombard)
Janice Manthorne .... thank you (as Dr. Janice Manthorne)
E. Scott McClellan .... thank you (as Dr. E. Scott McClellan)
Pete McNab .... thank you
Anthony Monteverdi .... thank you (as Dr. Anthony Monteverdi)
Matt Oetinger .... thank you
Christine A. Pechera .... thank you (as Christine Pechera)
Michelle Pualuan .... thank you
Suzanne Putnam .... thank you (as Dr. Suzanne Putnam)
Rhonda Ridenhour .... thank you
Andrew Rossiter .... thank you (as Dr. Andrew Rossiter)
Chris Schlerf .... thank you
Jennifer Shaulis .... thank you (as Dr/ Jennifer Shaulis)
T.J. Shears .... thank you (as TJ Shears)
Bob Sheraga .... thank you
Sue Sheraga .... thank you
Clark Simpson .... thank you (as Dr. T. Clark Simpson)
Rick Singleton .... thank you (as Dr. Richard Singleton)
J. Christopher Snow .... thank you (as Father J. Christopher Snow)
Noah Scot Snyder .... thank you (as Noah Snyder)
Carol Stein .... thank you
Manolo Travieso .... thank you
Sherri-Lynn Tucker .... thank you (as Dr. Sherri-Lynn Tucker)
Zachary Andrew Turner .... thank you (as Zachary Andrew Bagby)
Sebastian Twardosz .... thank you
Kristian Vallèe .... thank you (as Kistian Valleé)

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USA:95 min
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Kurt Kuenne:[to Andrew in home movie] I have a good idea: I'll go back in time and stop you from dying.See more »


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87 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
Experience the Life of the Bagbys, 12 February 2009
Author: rishi62 from Scottdale, Arizona

This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I have never been affected by a movie as much as this. Ever since i saw this movie, I have not been able to get the story out of my head. The way Kurt uses home movies and interviews to capture the essence of Andrew is perfect. I feel like i know and love the Bagby family. The film takes you through Andrews life showing the people that he touched along the way. The quote that really stuck with me was when Clark said something along the lines of "What would life be if this one person never existed". This is very relevant because of this movie to this day Andrew is affecting the lives of people that he never met including mine. He has inspired me to really cherish the relationships that I have, because life is too short for petty things. I have never cried in a movie, but this movie managed to get me to cry within the first 20 minutes. I am not a movie critic so i do not know how to write a review, all you gotta do is watch the movie. You are doing yourself a disservice if you miss this beautiful tribute. Much love to the Bagby friends and family.

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