Let’s see, here is the latest Movie News:
We are screening at the Breckenridge Film Festival on Friday September 16 at 3:00 PM. This is cool because we will be at Karin Litzmann’s theater, the Speakeasy Theater, where we hosted a wonderful weekend of fundraising screenings, talks, and activities back in 2015. Karin is a CO Producer of PHIL’S CAMINO and is a big part of the team. She will be working as a hospitalera in September, so I won’t get a chance to see her on this trip, but it will be nice to know that she is making the way ready for us even now!
Then we have the big PORT TOWNSEND FILM FESTIVAL coming right up! This is turning out to be our ‘second SXSW!’ as we will have many team members there. I have the names of some of Phil’s friends who would like to join us. The fest is really doing us right: they have reserved some rooms at Ft. Worden, an old military barracks turned retreat center. I hear it is an absolutely beautiful setting, right on the water, with many lovely hiking trails. It is where the film An Officer and a Gentleman was filmed. There is a reduced flat fee of $125 to stay there. Not per night, but a flat fee that covers from Friday through Monday morning, whether you stay the whole time or not. I hear that it is an even greater deal because finding lodging in Port Townsend that weekend is rough. so PLEASE let me know ASAP if you would like a room there. You can email our very dear Carol Sorvig, who is helping wrangle everyone for that, thank you Carol! Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org Please let her know right away if you want to join us. That is where Phil and Rebecca will be staying, as well as some of our LA team, and even Erica from Austin who will be joining us! Yay!
The other news is about fundraising….again. I feel like a broken record here, folks, so please bear with me one last time. I have created a Special September Fundraising campaign, that includes a special signed DVD that is EXACTLY the same as the ones that were submitted to the Academy for Oscar consideration. Yes, you can own your own Academy screener! Hopefully they are all watching PHIL’S CAMINO and enjoying it as much as we all are! I know the donation to receive that is a little high, starting at $100, but our bills have even more zeros after them than that, ha ha! I will start selling the regular DVD after the fundraising month is over, as long as I raise enough money to cover those costs. IF you know anyone who might be interested in supporting this beautiful film, please send them this link: http://philscamino.com/donation-thank-you-gifts/ I am honored to be ushering this film through its life, and strive every day to do what is best for it, to get it to people who will be touched by its message, and inspired by our Felipe. I’m leaning on St. James, and I am leaning on so many of you. Thank you.
Peace and blessings to you all, and of course, Buen Camino!
Love love love-
Annie O Neil
Director/Producer: Phil’s Camino www.philscamino.com
Co-producer and Pilgrim: Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago www.caminodocumentary.org
Author: Everyday Camino with Annie www.everydaycaminowithannie.com