Love the legendary rock band Journey and documentary filmmaking and examinations of the American Dream from an outsider's point of view? Man, have we got a movie for you.
"Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" is a documentary telling the story of Arnel Pineda, a Filipino man whose voice sounds almost exactly like that of former Journey frontman Steve Perry. In a true example of modern technology changing lives, members of Journey found Arnel through YouTube videos and brought him to the U.S. to audition. Eventually, he nailed the gig and became an official member of the band, touring and recording with his jukebox heroes.
Director Ramona S. Diaz and producers Joshua Greene and Capella Fahoome were there recording every step of Arnel's journey to Journey (ahem), and chronicled it in the movie, which is available now in select theaters and on demand.
Diaz, Greene and Fahoome joined Film.com's own Kase Wickman at the Apple Store in New York's SoHo neighborhood for a chat about the film, including audience questions from filmmakers and Journey superfans. Check out the video podcast of the event at the iTunes Store.
To learn more about the film and where you can see it, check out the website for "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey."