The documentary film "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" follows the real life rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale of Filipino musician Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey.
In a Cinderella story for the ages, Pineda having overcome a lifetime’s worth of hardships navigates the immense pressures of replacing a legendary singer and leading a world-renowned band on their most extensive world tour in years.
The film features band members, lead singer Arnel Pineda and original Journey members Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory and Deen Castronovo.
It was screened at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival and San Diego Asian Film Festival.
Directed, written and produced by Ramona S. Diaz, the film has a running time of 105 minutes and is not rated by the MPAA.
Diaz's "Imelda," a feature-length documentary film about the former First Lady of the Philippines, garnered the Excellence in Cinematography Award for documentary at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and the ABC News Videosource Award from the IDA.
The film was later released theatrically in the United States and in Asia, screened in over fifty film festivals around the world, and was broadcast on PBS Independent Lens in May 2005. Her other credits include "Spirits Rising" which received a Student Oscar Award and the Ida Lupino Director's Guild of America Award.
Diaz is currently in post production on an ITVS, Sundance and CAAM-funded feature length documentary entitled "The Learning," a film that follows several Filipino teachers in Baltimore City across their first school year teaching in America.
Cinedigm / Docurama Films will release "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" on Friday, March 8 and it will be available on VOD on Saturday, March 9.
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