Camino, a feature-length selfie

A film by

the Netherlands | 85' | 01/2019 | documentary

From France to Spain in 70 days. 1600 kilometers. This famous pilgrimage is undertaken by a growing number of people from around the world. Without any preconceived idea, Martin de Vries makes a daily recording to document his state of mind. Upon his return home, these recordings turn out to fit together like the pieces of a puzzle. Experience the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in a pure and compelling way: be in the moment while accompanying Martin de Vries on his journey.

Martin de Vries


Director Martin de Vries is a Dutch editor, program maker, producer and media entrepreneur. He studied product design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. From 1985 he was Van Kooten & De Bie’s regular editor. From 1998 to 2014 he edited various documentaries with documentary maker Hans Keller, as well as editing and designing over 700 episodes of the VPRO series Dode Dichters Almanak (Dead Poets Almanac). In 2006 he launched NostalgieNet, a digital tv channel aimed at the over 50’s, producing and directing many of its shows. With film journalist and director Cees van Ede, Martin de Vries has made film programs about and film portraits of actors and directors including Pierre Bokma, Jeroen Krabbé and Kitty Courbois. Until 2007 he was owner of the Online Media post-production company in Hilversum. His production company RealEyes Media has produced documentaries like Rob Touber: Televisie Tot De Dood Erop Volgt (Rob Touber: Television To The Death). Camino, A Feature-Length Selfie is his debut as a film director.


  • Camino, A Feature-Length Selfie – 2019 – feature documentary
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Director: Martin de Vries
Producer: Doxy: Janneke Doolaard
Co-producer: RealEyes Media: Martin de Vries
Editor: Ulrike Mischke
Cinematographer: Martin de Vries
Sound: Martin de Vries
Sound design: Jaim Sahuleka
Composer: Hans Visser
Line producer: Sylvia Baan
Assistant producer: Emma Kuijper
Production manager: Matthijs van de Laar
Post-production: FeverFilm
Advisor: Hans de Wolf


  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands (23 January – 3 February, 2019)
    Voices: Limelight
  • Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland (10 – 19 May, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Nordic Adventure Film Festival, Denmark (19 – 24 November, 2019)
    Official Selection


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