Camino Skies

New Zealand, Australia, 2019


Wandering Films, 80mins

DCP, 1:1.85 (Flat)

Dolby Digital 5.1


Newport Beach Film Festival, Doc Edge, Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, Portland Film Festival


A story about life, love and loss on the Camino de Santiago, ‘Camino Skies’ is an uplifting film about learning to live with grief. The inspirational journey of six pilgrims from NZ and Australia who embark on the historic 800 kilometre Spanish pilgrimage. In the face of overwhelming odds, the Camino forces the group to defy their age and physical ability as they each come to terms with recent loss. Heart-breaking and inspirational, ‘Camino Skies’ is an uplifting story about everyday people doing the extraordinary.

Cast & Crew

Co-Producers - Fergus Grady Noel Smyth

Featuring - Julie Zarifeh, Sue Morris, Mark Thomson, Terry, Claude Tranchant, Cheryl Stone

Cinematographer - Noel Smyth

Music - Tom McLeod

Colorist - Jon Newell


The Guardian

"A pilgrimage of hope."

Mark Kermode

"You'd have to be pretty hard-hearted not to be moved by these stories of hope in the face of adversity."

Metro UK

"Marvellously uplifting."

Radio Times

"An inspiring journey."

John Brierley, Camino Guides

"A wonderfully genuine piece of filmmaking."

Robert W. Monk, FilmInk

"A meditative film that invites reflection and wonder."

Hagan Osborne, Janks Reviews

"A bittersweet testament to the endurance of the human spirit."

Sarah McMullan, Radio NZ

"This is the most beautiful documentary!"

Vicky Roach, Sunday Telegraph

"One helluva journey."

Fergus Grady

Fergus Grady


Fergus Grady is a producer, sales & distribution consultant who has over ten years experience in the film industry. As head of Acquisitions and Theatrical at Umbrella Entertainment for four years, Fergus was involved in a number of important Australian film acquisitions including The Babadook, Girl Asleep, Jungle and the Netflix original film Cargo which he was also an executive producer on. He also associate produced West of Sunshine which competed for the Orizzonti section at the Venice Film Festival in 2017.

Noel Smyth

Noel Smyth


Noel Smyth is a documentary filmmaker and photographer with 14 years experience in the film industry, working for several years as an editor before turning his eyes towards directing and photography. Mostly self taught, his work explores themes of redemption and transformation. Capturing the trials and tribulations of everyday people, their relationships with each other, and their relationships to their environments.

Camino Skies is his debut into the world of feature filmmaking.