Camino Skies

“A story of change, acceptance and catharsis.”

Fergus Grady & Noel Smyth won the awards for Best NZ Director and Best NZ Emerging Filmmaker at the Doc Edge Awards 2019.

Six strangers from New Zealand and Australia between the ages of 50 and 80 set off on an inspirational trek along the 800km Camino de Santiago, each hoping to overcome the personal and physical trauma that life has dealt them.

Some will be undertaking the Camino for the first time. Others know all too well how arduous their previous journey was, but have nonetheless chosen to return.

“A heart-breaking and uplifting story”

The Camino forces pilgrims to defy their age and physical ability, but how will the walkers motivate themselves in the face of blisters, shin splints, heat and snow?

Exploring themes of spirituality, well-being and religion, Fergus Grady and Noel Smyth’s film is a walking meditation on life, love and loss.

The result is a heart-breaking and uplifting story of everyday people achieving the extraordinary.

The film screened at Doc Edge Festival 2019.

Screening with
Directed by Mick Andrews

In this short film, Peter is sitting at a café on a bright summer’s day when he gets a phone call no-one ever wants to get.

      Camino Skies co-director and -producer Fergus Grady will be a guest at the Doc Edge Forum.

Fergus and co-director and -producer Noel Smyth will present Camino Skies and take part in Q&A sessions at the following screenings:

Auckland | Rangatira, Q Theatre | 6 June | 8:30 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 1 | 17 June | 8:15 PM
Wellington | Light House Cuba | 21 June | 6:00 PM

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Session Time

Auckland | Rangatira, Q Theatre
Thu 6 Jun
08:30 PM
Auckland | Rangatira, Q Theatre
Fri 7 Jun
02:30 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 1
Mon 17 Jun
08:15 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 1
Tue 18 Jun
04:00 PM
Wellington | Light House Cuba
Fri 21 Jun
06:00 PM
80 min
New Zealand
Fergus Grady, Noel Smyth