Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey

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World Premiere

USA | 113 MINUTES | English, Tagalog |

DON'T STOP BELIEVIN': EVERYMAN'S JOURNEY

Female Director(s), Documentary, Music
For Arnel Pineda, the past five years have been the stuff that dreams are made of. In 2007, Arnel's friend began uploading videos of the aspiring Filipino singer covering classic rock songs onto YouTube. One of them was seen by Neal Schon, guitarist for the iconic rock band Journey. Blown away by Pineda's talent and uncanny vocal similarity to former Journey front man Steve Perry, Neal flew Arnel from Manila to San Francisco to audition for the band, and the rest is history. But Arnel's personal journey had just begun. Having lived life on the street since age 13 with no classical music training, he was anything but prepared for the grueling physical and emotional strains that come from fronting a rock band on a whirlwind world tour. Can a man who has already overcome so many obstacles deal with the demands of his newfound fame?

A rare behind-the-scenes look at one of America's most beloved rock groups, Don't Stop Believin' takes a trip around the world with band members and fans alike, watching as the newest Journeyman converts skeptics and haters into adoring fans—and breathes new life into Journey for the next generation of international listeners.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Ramona S. Diaz

Ramona S. Diaz received a Student Academy Award for Spirits Rising and the cinematography award at Sundance for Imelda. She recently completed the POV/IDA-nominated The Learning and is in development on Pacific Rims and The Bill. Her films have been funded by TFI, ITVS, Sundance, and more.
Producer
Ramona S. Diaz, Capella Fahoome Brogden
Director
Ramona S. Diaz
Director of Photography
Julia Dengel, Vincente Franco
Editor
Leah Marino
Associate Producer
Nick Detisch, Jim Jung Choi, David Paterson, John Paterson
Primary Cast
Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Deen Castronovo, Arnel Pineda
Executive Producer
Josh Green, Capella Fahoome Brogden, John Baruck

CONTACTS

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Capella Brogden
Defining Entertainment
capella@definingentertainment.com
Domestic Sales Contact
Josh Braun
Co-President
Submarine Entertainment
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Main Contact
Josh Green
VP Distribution
Game 7 Films
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josh@game7films.com
http://www.game7films.com
Submitter
Josh Green
Game 7 Films
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Phone: 917.584.8282
josh@game7films.com
http://game7films.com
Foreign Sales Agent
Ryan Kampe
Partner
Visit Films
173 Richardson Street Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: 718 312 8210
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