Anya's Bell

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Anya's Bell
Directed by Tom McLoughlin
Produced by Karen Danaher-Dorr
Graham Ludlow
Franklin Lett
Sam Okun
Written by David Alexander
Starring Della Reese
Music by Lee Holdridge
Cinematography Gordon Lonsdale
Edited by Charles Bornstein
Distributed by CBS
Release date
October 31, 1999
Running time
97 min
Country United States
Language English

Anya's Bell is a television film that aired on CBS on October 31, 1999, starring Della Reese as Anya Herpick.


In 1949, Anya is a blind woman who was always taken care of by her mother. Anya copes with her loneliness by collecting bells, a situation which becomes worse when her mother dies. Now middle-aged and alone, Anya befriends a 12-year-old delivery boy, Scott Rhymes (Mason Gamble). Scott is considered "slow", though later it is revealed that he is dyslexic (a disorder not commonly understood at that time).[1] Anya teaches him to read Braille, which Scott rapidly learns, and the two become close friends.



  • 2000 Young Artist Award: Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot - Leading Young Actor; Best Family TV Movie or Pilot - Network


  • 2000 Humanitas Prize

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 

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