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Dear Zachary


Dear Zachary

On November 5, 2001, Dr. Andrew Bagby was murdered in a parking lot in western Pennsylvania; the prime suspect, his ex-girlfriend Dr. Shirley Turner, promptly fled the United States for St. John’s, Canada, where she announced that she was pregnant with Andrew’s child. She named the little boy Zachary.

Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne, Andrew’s oldest friend, began making a film for little Zachary as a way for him to get to know the father he’d never meet. But when Shirley Turner was released on bail in Canada and was given custody of Zachary while awaiting extradition to the U.S., the film’s focus shifted to Zachary’s grandparents, David & Kathleen Bagby, and their desperate efforts to win custody of the boy from the woman they knew had murdered their son.

What happened next, no one ever could have foreseen…


Language: English

Year of Production: 2008

Length: 93 min

Country: United States


  • Kurt Kuenne


  • Kurt Kuenne


  • Kathleen Bagby, David Bagby, Dr. Andrew Bagy, Zachary Andrew, Kurt Kuenne

Film Festivals:

Slamdance, SXSW, HotDocs, Silverdocs, IDFA, Cinequest. Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, Sarasota Film Festival