Director: Fergus Gradis, Noel Smyth
Camino Skies is the journey of six pilgrims from New Zealand and Australia who travel to Spain with the intention of completing the Camino de Santiago, known worldwide for being the oldest, busiest and most celebrated route on the old continent. In the 800 kilometers of its route, walkers must face numerous adversities that occur during their trip and train themselves to achieve the appropriate physical conditions to overcome the obstacles of age, among others. Camino Skies is a motivating story of ordinary people doing the extraordinary.
Fergus Grady is a producer and a sales and distribution consultant with ten years of experience in the cinematographic industry. As head of acquisitions at Umbrella Entertainment for four years, Fergus was the responsible of the purchase of a significant number of Australian films including The Babadook, Girl Asleep, Jungle and the Netflix original film Cargo, of which he was also an executive producer. Additionally, he was the associate producer for West of Sunshine, which competed in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival in 2017.
Noel Smyth is a documentary director with 14 years of experience in the film industry. He has worked for several years as an editor before beginning his career as a film director. In his works he explores themes such as redemption and transformation, capturing the suffering and tribulations of people’s ordinary lives, as well as the relationships between them and what surrounds them. Camino Skies is his first feature film.