Marshall Fine: Interview: The journey to make Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It took five years for Ramona Diaz and her producing partners Capella Fahoome and Josh Green to make her documentary, Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, which opened in limited release March 8. And every step of the way, they thought it would get easier. It never did.
"We thought, well, we'll get it in the can and then it will be easy," Fahoome says. "Then it was, well, we'll get it edited. Then it was, we'll submit to festivals."
"But each step seemed tough in itself just to get through," offers Green.
Don't Stop Believin', which had its debut at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, follows singer Arnel Pineda, who was discovered in a YouTube video and hired to be the lead singer of Journey. Until that point, Pineda was a former street kid in the Philippines, singing in a cover band in a Manila club. Suddenly, he was singing in front of 20,000 people in a stadium in Chile - as frontman for Journey.
Diaz, who is Filipino, felt compelled to tell Pineda's story, on
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