Dear Audrey

Jeremiah Hayes
2021 | 1 h 29 min
In Dear Audrey, filmmaker Jeremiah Hayes is a witness to the most important work of Martin Duckworth’s life – caring for his wife Audrey after her Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and helping his 45-year old daughter, Jacqueline, who has autism, maintain a relationship with her mom. Jacqueline has cut herself off from Audrey, unable to watch her own mother slowly inch towards death. Remembering their life through the lens of his second love of filmmaking, Martin’s commitment and grace in the face of Audrey’s illness is almost palpable. A celebrated filmmaker with 100 documentary films to his credit, as a cinematographer and director, Martin’s cinematic signature is beauty in the ordinary and the extraordinary. In Dear Audrey, Jeremiah will mirror this tradition in the poetry and pain of a life well lived.

Awards and distinctions

  • Grand Prix Documentary
    Rising Sun International Film Festival, Kitakyushu
  • Best Editing
    World Film Festival (ONLINE), Brussels
  • Excellence in Editing Award
    Docs Without Borders Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach
  • Best Editing of a Documentary
    International Film Festival, Madrid
  • Best of Documentary- Feature
    Indy Film Fest, Indianapolis
  • Silver Winner- Best Feature Documentary
    Film Awards, Tokyo
  • Cercle d’or de meilleur documentaire
    Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke
  • Shapiro Family Philanthropic Award
    Film Festival, Phoenix
  • People's Choice Award
    Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, Montréal
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