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El Camino Solo

Available until Sept. 30, 2017.

El Camino Solo is the story of a business man who doesn't have time for anyone, not even his own family. That changes when his car runs out of gas on a desert highway in the middle of nowhere. Overcome by anger, he pitches his phone into the distance and tries in vain to get the occasional passerby to stop and help but no one will. Finally, at the end of his rope, a family of migrant workers stops for him but without a common language, he must learn to believe in the kindness of strangers. Written, and directed by Shawn Telford.

About the Filmmaker

Shawn Telford is an Actor/Writer/Director whose debut feature film BFE played festivals around the world and won four awards including the Director Award from Portland Film Festival, the Gladiator Prize at Rome International, a Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble at Sarasota and a Special Mention from US in Progress, Paris.

He received his MFA in acting through the University of Washington’s prestigious PATP (Professional Actor Training Program) and has appeared onstage at all of Seattle’s major theaters including the Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT, the Intiman and the Seattle Children’s Theatre, as well as a number of film, video, commercial and industrial projects. 

Filmmaker’s Statement

I grew up poor and learned quickly the value of a dollar, not to mention the value of hard work, blood, sweat, tears, toil and determination. But as I grew older I began to see that the true measure of wealth is not what we have but what we can give away. That slight shift in focus has helped me to live a very rich life.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson



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