2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Phil's Camino

Saturday, March 12
11:00AM - 12:30PM


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PHIL'S CAMINO is the story of a man with stage 4 cancer who dreams of walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile long spiritual pilgrimage in Spain. Getting chemo treatments every two weeks, he is unable to travel so he does the next best thing: he makes his own Camino in his backyard, walking the perimeter of his property going through woods and pasture, and sets out to walk his way across Spain without ever leaving home. Eventually finishing in his backyard he is granted permission to miss a chemo treatment and he travels to Spain, along the way realizing his greatest pilgrimage is the one he travels within.

Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Runtime: 28min

Director: Annie O'Neil, Jessica Lewis

Executive Producer: Doug Blush, Maggie Lynch, Bill Lynch

Producer: Annie O'Neil

Cinematographer: Todd Pinckney

Editor: Jessica Lewis, Todd Pinckney

Sound Designer: Todd Pinckney, Dominick Wolczko

Music: Laura Karpman

Additional Credits: Original Song: Dan Bern, Eric Kufs, Design and Animation: Joe Vaccarino, Additional Cinematography: Jessica Lewis, Jordan Myers, Vince Werner, Additional Sound : Dominick Wolczko, Composer: Laura Karpman

Principal Cast: Phil Volker, Rebecca Graves, Dr. David Zucker, Wiley Volker, Kelly Burke, Alice Albright


Annie O'Neil was featured in and a Co-Producer of WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO. She had an educational series for kids called A DAY WITH ANNIE, and has directed at Write Act Theater Company in Los Angeles.

Jessica Lewis has a passion for capturing the art of travel in the form of story.

Public Film Contact
Annie O'Neil
Everyday Camino Productions
(310) 403-4228

Publicity Contact
Nadine Jolson



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