Dear Agnes,

It all began with a thank-you letter.

During a notably brutal winter, Agnes donated fifty pairs of mittens to a kindergarten class where she volunteered her time, reading stories to the children of a public school, in Toronto.

When the kids wrote a thank you note to Agnes, it began the opening chapter of a decade-long, cross-generational story exchange.

Those mittens are now a fuzzy memory. Agnes has since inspired a school-wide wave of young hands, many from 1st generation Canadian households, who are eager to put pen to paper about their backyard adventures, family struggles and favorite foods.

Agnes has become a compassionate ambassador for children’s literacy, one letter at a time, always sealed with a cookie.

  • Stefan Morel
    Blind Spot; Moments Unseen
  • Stefan Morel
    Blind Spot; Moments Unseen
  • Stefan Morel
    Blind Spot; Moments Unseen
  • Agnes Miller
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 8, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
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    Digital (DSLR, C300)
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Director Biography - Stefan Morel

Stefan is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer and cinematographer.
Through his films which have reached Canadian and International audiences, Stefan’s intuitive understanding of story elicits an evaluation of shared consciousness, of individual purpose, and a sense of belonging. He takes great care to respect the tone of each character's unique perspective.

As the director, cinematographer and editor of “Herd” - a documentary about the healing symbiosis between humans and horses - Stefan drew from his experience as an equestrian to connect with the rhythm of the herd. “Herd” premiered at the 2017 San Diego Film Festival and won Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at the 2017 Montana Equus Film Festival.

His documentary “Blind Spot; Moments Unseen” follows three blind adventurers who journey by horseback into the heart of the Andes. Broadcast on the CBC/Documentary Channel to rave reviews, the film received 4 nominations at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, and won best “International Doc” at the 2016 Equus Film Fest in NYC.

You can find other examples of Stefan’s work here:

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Director Statement

My compositional eye answers blindly to instinct.
I search for an image that I can’t see, yet I know is there: a frame that my camera reveals.
I follow an artistic path that leads my lens to a visible subject, with the hope of finding the invisible.
My eyes tell me where I am, whereas my images show me what I’ve found.