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Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey -- Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey follows the real life rock 'n' roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey.
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey -- A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock & roll band, Journey.


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A snapshot of Journey at this moment in its 30-year history, 2008, as it emerges with a new lead singer.
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Jonathan Cain ... Himself
Deen Castronovo ... Himself

Katherine Heigl ... Herself

Arnel Pineda ... Himself

Neal Schon ... Himself
Ross Valory ... Himself

Directed by
Ramona S. Diaz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ramona S. Diaz  writer

Produced by
John Baruck .... executive producer
Jim Choi .... associate producer
Nick Detisch .... associate producer
Ramona S. Diaz .... executive producer
Ramona S. Diaz .... producer
Capella Fahoome .... executive producer
Capella Fahoome .... producer
Joshua A. Green .... executive producer
Leah Marino .... supervising producer
David Paterson .... associate producer
John Paterson .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Julia Dengel 
Vicente Franco 
Film Editing by
Leah Marino 
Production Management
Su Kim .... post-production supervisor
Christopher S. Rodriguez .... unit manager
Sound Department
Adriano Bravo .... sound recordist
Eric Di Stefano .... post-audio assistant
Elizabeth Fausak .... sound editor
Christopher Koch .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Koch .... supervising sound editor
Randy Matuszewski .... sound editor
J.T. Mueller .... additional location sound mixer
Ray Suthinithet .... additional location sound mixer
Visual Effects by
George Bunce .... video effects artist
Amit Sethi .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Ninfa Bito .... still photographer
Jason Blalock .... additional camera operator
Jun Bual .... first assistant camera: manila unit
Charlotte Buchen .... additional camera operator
Ricardo Buhay III .... additional photography
Jim Choi .... additional camera operator
Cucillo Consad .... additional camera
Fred Escosio .... additional photography
Gabriel Goodenough .... additional camera operator
Dan Krauss .... camera operator
Oli Laperal Jr. .... camera & crew coordinator
Jon Shenk .... additional camera operator
Paul Tañedo .... second assistant camera: manila unit
Joshua Z. Weinstein .... additional camera operator
Editorial Department
Erin Martell .... assistant editor
Scot Olive .... digital intermediate colorist
Jane Slowik .... lead logger
Sean Smith .... on-line editor
Aaron Wolfe .... original trailer editor
Music Department
Maryam Soleiman .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Ronnie Aguilar .... driver
James Delalamon .... driver
Valeriano Espinosa .... driver
Joseph Mandane .... driver
Other crew
Michael Bartholow .... trans media coordinator
Benito Bautista .... translator
Kate Coe .... archival research and clearances
Cucillo Consad .... technical consultant
Rex Dingcong .... production assistant
Emma Francisco .... translator
Ray A. Galloway .... assitant to producers
Anthony Gutierrez .... trans media coordinator
Justine Jacob .... legal counsel
Patrick Kollman .... production assistant
Marika Kontoudakis .... production assistant
Richard J. Lee .... legal counsel
Ruben Rios .... production assistant
Nicholas Robbins .... project manager
Christopher S. Rodriguez .... researcher
Amit Sethi .... titles design
Eddie Yun Shieh .... website
Patti Wise .... transcriber
Frank Hagan .... the producers wish to thank
Asger Hussain .... special thanks
Yaron Schwartzman .... special thanks
Ronald Yacovetti .... special thanks

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Rated R for some language
113 min | USA:105 min


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Rags to Riches Nice Guy Arnel, 2 June 2012
Author: lynnfriedman from United States

Whew, just in time. If you're a hard core Gleek you already know how awesome Journey is. When the band needed to find a new lead singer to replace Steve Perry, little did they know they would become international icons of world peace and all things warm and fuzzy. Thus begins a real life fairy tale. Our story begins with Arnel, living an impoverished life in Manila. This is serious unrelenting poverty. When his mother died the family spun out of control. They had to sell their television, fridge, and furniture in exchange for her medical care. When the money ran out they were kicked out of their home. Dad took the two younger kids and at age thirteen Arnel was on his own. He would sing at funerals for biscuits, sleeping in the park with the other homeless kids. Eventually Arnel got a gig singing with a Journey tribute band. On the other side of the globe, dinking around YouTube, Journey's lead guitarist Neil discovers our young signer, pops him an email and poof, off Arnel goes on a plane to LA. He gets the job. Fast forward to his first gig in 2008 in front of 18,000 people plus 25 million South Americans grooving to the live simulcast. We shadow Arnel as he works through his total fear, not that you would know watching him. He never ran out of air while singing, jumping and running for joy around the stage. Arnel can now buy his family a nice home in the Philippines, bringing them all together again. We see that his values are solid. It's all about family, no room for the excesses that take down so many American stars. Arnel speaks to the camera, telling us that life is full of mystery, he lives in a castle now, all is well, problems will come and go. You gain, you lose, that's how life is. This guy is for real. This story is real. What a high to know that Arnel is out there somewhere in the world, still touring and putting smiles on thousands of faces. I don't think there's a word for ennui in the Filipino language.

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