A Letter to a Son About His Father
Dear Zachary
Review by Ross Anthony

Here's a sincere heartfelt documentary about life, death and murder. Despite two out of the three subjects being rather morose, and its message deathly serious, the picture is edited with a crisp freshness. An MTV generation look at the needless loss of a good friend and good man.

Anyone who's ever grieved the passing of a good friend or a loved one experiences a very personal and specific sense of loss. Following the murder of his dear friend Andrew Bagby, Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne set out to create a film that would both relate Andrew to his newborn through interviews with Andrew's many friends. But the film also was a way to keep Andrew alive for Kurt. The project takes on unseen direction as the real life crime story continues to unfold.

In the end, the film serves as an emotive reminder of how fragile and intensely intertwined our lives are. Daily we effect others in our pathes, be it positive or negative, our existences mark people.

Statement from the filmmaker, "I think the media and American film in general lavishes a disproportionate amount of attention on killers and their thought processes. .. I can't understand this appeal when the ones who should get the attention and be remembered are the victims. So I fashioned this as perhaps the first crime documentary in which the victim would be the starů"

-- Books by Author/Illustrator Ross Anthony --


  • Dear Zachary. Copyright © 2008.
  • Directed by Kurt Kuenne

Grade..........................B+ (2.5/4)


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