You may know Annie O’Neil from the documentary WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO where she was a featured pilgrim as well as co producer.
Since then she has directed and produced the award winning PHIL’S CAMINO, a film about a man who dreams of walking the Camino but cannot, due to suffering from stage 4 cancer.
So he did the next best thing, he created his own Camino in the forest behind his house.
She knew right away that his story could be inspiring to so many, so she convinced him to let her make a film about his backyard Camino. PHIL’S CAMINO had its World Premiere at SXSW and has won approximately 20 awards since then.
At 28 minutes it packs a strong emotional punch and has inspired many many people all over the world. Her new film DEAR CONGRESS has started its own festival run, and she hopes that both these films will be viewed in Washington DC at a Congressional screening. She is currently working on a screenplay as well as a longer version of PHIL’S CAMINO.
Its a fascinating story and Annie shares it with Project Camino.