“What Agnes Saw” – a short film created as part of the IOC’s Stronger Together campaign – won a Sports EMMY award for Outstanding Public Service Announcement.
Featuring the oldest-living Olympic champion, 101-year-old Agnes Keleti, and Sky Brown, the youngest Olympian representing Team GB and the Olympic debut of skateboarding, “What Agnes Saw” was showcased at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2021).
The inspiring film sees the changing world through Agnes’ eyes – highlighting all that she has seen during her time in the Olympic spotlight. Juxtaposing the wisdom of age with the passion of youth, it shines a light on the hope and inspiration that occur when the world comes together for the Olympic Games, to offer a message of solidarity and remind us that we are stronger together than the darkness will ever be.
The film was directed by Academy Award-winning Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe and produced by Olympic Channel Services and Oscar-, Emmy- and Gold Lion-winning studio Dirty Robber.
Executive Producers: Chris Uettwiller, Jasper Tomlinson
Head of Production: Andrew K. Sachs
Line Producer: Katie White
Field Producer (Europe): Maria Bukhonina
Director of Photography (Los Angeles): Jessica Young
Director of Photography (Budapest): Mátyás Erdély
Edited by Sean Horvath, Brett Nicoletti, and Colin Lupe
VFX by Apparatus Effects
Colorist: Arnold Ramm