Phil's Camino

Phil's Camino Film

The inspiring true story of free spirit Phil, a man living with Stage 4 cancer and dreaming of walking the 500-mile spiritual pilgrimage Camino de Santiago across Spain. Unable to make the trip, he does the next best thing: he builds a camino in the forest behind his house, starts to walk, and traces his progress on a map. Phil’s journey is one of hope, acceptance, and freedom, and is sure to inspire anyone who has ever dreamed of doing something that sounded impossible. Upon reaching ‘Santiago de Compostela’ — without ever leaving his backyard — Phil gets a clean scan and his doctors grant him a ‘chemo holiday’, with permission to miss one chemo cycle and 28 days to go walk the ancient route in Spain. The result is magical.

  • Audience Favorite: Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest
  • First Prize Humanitarian Award:Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival
  • Audience Choice Short: Tacoma Film Festival
  • Best Short Documentary: La Costa Film Festival
  • Jury Award Best Short: YES FilmFestival
  • Best Short Documentary: Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
  • Audience Award: SFDocs Film Festival
  • Special Jury Short Film: deadCenter Film Festival
  • Best Short Documentary: Black Hills Film Festival
  • Special Jury Award: WorldFest Houston Film Festival
  • People’s Choice Award: Julien Dubuque Film Festival
  • Honorable Mention: Myrtle Beach Film Festival
  • Nominated Best Doc: Heart of Gold Int’l Film Festival
  • NOMINATED FINALISTBest Doc: SXSW Int’l Film Festival
  • WORLD PREMIERE:SXSW International Film Festival

Campaign Highlights

10 COVID Virtual and rescheduled 2020 events; 10 community screenings 2019

Partnerships with over 10 non-profit “influencer” cancer patient and oncology professional groups, inc.:

Cancer Support Community Annual Leadership Conference, Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine 2019 Annual Meeting: Oncology Workshop, International Conference on Physical Therapy in Oncology

Virtual Screenings for Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation Institute, Moving Through Cancer, CancerCare Point , May 2020

Virtual Screening for SURVIVORSHIP DAY at Penn State’s ONE (Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise) Group, May 27

Opening Night Feature for Legacy Film Festival on Aging, San Francisco

Program Development Partners: Cedars Sinai GRACE Program for Resilience in Cancer; Maple Tree Cancer Center Alliance

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