"I guess some of the work I did on television documentaries convinced me that I might actually be able to make a feature film. I scrounged around, then about two years ago, the National Film Board gave me some film to use for a pilot. It was a 14-minute job—mainly pretty pictures and music—and I called it Madeleine. It won an award of merit at the Vancouver Film Festival. That's when the dream began that I could really make it in the full-length movie field."
-- Sylvia Spring
Lee, Betty. "Making a movie despite the CFDC." Interview with Sylvia Spring. Globe and Mail, March 27, 1971.