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Vote “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” for Coveted Audience Award

At film festivals, the award that filmmaker most covet is the Audience Award. After all, these nonconventional filmmakers are telling stories not for personal fame or fortune, but to enlighten and entertain you — the audience.

After each Independent Lens television broadcast, the audience decides how a film measures up. At the end of each season, votes are tallied and one special film receives the prestigious honor.

The documentary film, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” is up for PBS’s 2014 Independent Lens Audience Award. If you haven’t seen the film, it is available on PBS IL reruns, Netflix, iTunes and other outlets.

A bonus scene features Arnel Pineda preparing for the SuperBowl XLIII pre-game show. The film takes us to the same level of excitement Arnel experiences before he faces millions of people in the most watched sports broadcast:

The polls are now CLOSED. As of the end of the voting period, the film was leading in the polls. The official winner will be declared on Monday.

Results

Thanks to your votes, the film won PBS Independent Lens Audience Award for the 2014 Season! Read more

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  • fabbest

    Arnel made several short visits in Chat today. He wanted this relayed:

    “Knellsky: goodnight femily.massage done.feeling bit better.and thank you so much for all the votes you have given for the DSB docu..made it definitely…”

    A transcript of his last stop is in the forum.

  • ella

    thanks

  • ella

    it’s my first time to vote,pls.let me know how..thanks

    • Minda Tan

      Voting has ended June 26. Thanks.

  • fabbest
  • fabbest
  • Pami La

    I’m excited for the poll result…

  • gail

    Did we win? I guess I will save my congratulations to Ramona for the official announcement. Great job you all did Journey fans!!!

    • Toni Phillips

      We won!

      • Yaaaay we won!!!!!

  • Minda Tan

    We finally reached 8000!!!

  • Minda Tan

    Listening to AP for inspiration while voting.

  • CD_RRSD

    Hello everyone, thanks so much for keeping up the momentum. We’re down to the final 24 hours let’s try to break 8000! Thanks, thanks, thanks! You guys are the true rock stars, seriously.

    • fabbest

      Thanks for the encouragement through the weeks, Ramona! A final push to tell our friends and family to vote as well!

      • Guest

        we can vote now every few seconds. it used to be like one vote per hour.

  • Chris

    Been a fan of Journey since I was a teenager.52 now and still cant get enough.Arnel and Journey is a match made in heaven.Thank you for keeping my memories alive.Rock on Gentlemen.

  • gail

    Coming down the home stretch!! We are 4,000 votes ahead of 2nd place!! Keep up the great work Journey fans!!

    • lizadiaz

      Yes, We made it! HARDWORK really pays off. Congratulations to Arnel and Ramona, my kababayan .We love you!!!

  • Minda Tan

    We finally made it to 7000 votes as of 8:00 am today. That’s 3847 more than the second place.
    Please keep voting.

  • Jenaisle

    Voting..power. We lost to Rush last hours of the voting for Classic Rock. We won’t allow that to happen again.

  • gail

    We hit 6000 today. Now at 6000+. More than 3000 votes ahead of 2nd. Maintain that lead and the trophy is ours!!!!…. or Ramona’s!!! 🙂 Keep up the vote!

  • melrosel

    We can make it 6k tonight! 1k vote a day, yeah!!!

  • Toni Phillips

    5801 votes – goodnight!

  • Donna

    Eating cookies and voting again…:-) Don’t stop, 2 weeks to go and votes are still coming in for the competition!

  • melrosel

    My early breakfast, VOTE!!! We ca make it 6k today, yeah?vote vote vote!!! Get well soon Arnel! We love you! My heart is broken everytime you’ re not feeling well.

    • gail

      melrosel – You are having breakfast, and I’m fixing to go to bed. It’s 10:25 PM here in middle America. Let those votes go on & on & on & on…!

      • melrosel

        Thanks gail! We will win this! Don’t stop believing! Calling all plokkers and filipinos around the world, let’s all vote! Let us support Arnel!

  • gail

    Another favorite scene in the movie was when Deen is describing Arnel’s performing presence & energy. Deen politely asks the camera, “Can I cuss? Arnel is f****g amazing!”. Hilarious!

  • Rowena

    My vote was 5001… I love the film, I keep watching it over and over and over. Doesn’t fail to move me. I’ve loved Journey since Steve Perry. What a wonderful story how Neal found Arnel. Literally plucked him from obscurity. And I saw Journey last month at the Hollywood Bowl, every single one of them is so fantastic and awesome with their instruments. Arnel is awesome and his success is well deserved! Mabuhay!

  • thank u all…..

    • Minda Tan

      For you anytime…..

  • twinrockers

    keep voting guys.

  • melrosel

    Target for tomorrow 6k!!!!! Vote vote vote!

  • Minda Tan

    Target is to reach 5000 tonight. Keep voting. Need inspiration though.

    • lizadiaz

      Yes, we can do it Mam Minda what we all need is the power of unity to support our kababayan

  • gail

    Are you kidding me!!! Last night before I went to bed 3663. Logging back in just now 4293!!! Arnel and Ramona have some AWESOME fans here!! Keep rocking and rolling the vote!!!

  • CD_RRSD

    Hi guys – thanks soooo much for keeping us “the one to beat” in this race. We’re over 4,000K but the second place film is fast gaining ground. Please keep spreading the word and vote those five stars. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Ramona

    • fabbest

      Thank you, Ramona! This film is as much our story, so we’re on it. DSB for Audience Award!

      • CD_RRSD

        Hey Fabbest – we’ve almost broken the 5000 mark! Yeehaw!

    • gail

      Ramona – I have the CD. LOVE it!! Favorite scene = Arnel walking from hotel room, thru courtyard, looking back, & Ross’ beautiful voice narrating. The scene is so artistic!

      • CD_RRSD

        Thanks Gail – I’m glad you love it. We kinda do as well!:) It was a labor of love.

  • melrosel

    We can make it 5k tomorrow, yeah plokkers! Vote vote din pag may time!

  • Minda Tan

    We made it to 4000 at 7:37 am. Hurray!!!!

  • lizadiaz

    No.1! Yes success !We made it!Just continue to vote,vote and vote!

  • melrosel

    Make it 4k today!go go go plokkers! Vote vote vote!!!!!

    • Minda Tan

      I think my trigger finger got worse from voting. Anything I’ll do for AP!! Back to voting..

  • gail

    Anybody know when voting ends? We are ahead but being chased. I wish voting ended, like…NOW!

    • fabbest

      Haha me too! We can vote until June 26th! Your work doesn’t go unnoticed. Ramona says, “OMG – we are over 3,000 you guys!!!! Let’s keep it up. Power to the AP-ettes!We can do it, we can do it!”

    • Minda Tan

      Are still power voting?

      • gail

        I’m trying to get comfortable so I can just click, click, click away. Go Minda Tan go! You’re one of the best! Concert news may be a little distracting tonight…

        • Minda Tan

          Go Gail Go! I try to do it an hour at a time then break for an hour and vote again listening to Eclipse album as an inspiration.

  • fabbest

    Thank you for all the votes! Don’t forget to have your family members and pets (if they liked the movie) vote! I apologize for removing some of my comments on this thread – I was misleading and confusing as far as the process goes. Any questions, please feel free to send me a private message!

  • melrosel

    Make it 3k today plokkers! Don’t stop believing!

  • gail

    We’ve hit 2000 votes at 8:22 PM!! Good work!!

  • Minda Tan

    Just noticed recently that sometimes you have to click the 5 star 2-3 times before the vote is accepted.

  • Indaya09

    @ 7:40 PM is about 1887 votes!

  • Indaya09

    keeps going up faster…keep voting guys!!!!

  • gail

    Wow look at that!! About 1850 votes at 7:30 PM. I’m starting my “shift” now. Go, go, go!!!

  • Indaya09

    woooohoooo!!! 1859 votes

  • margie

    Voted again and I will continue to do so!!!

  • we’re in the lead! Keep on voting guys!

  • fabbest

    Ramona Diaz is very happy about the response from everyone, and messaged me: “Did you see the link today? We are fast catching up to the front runner. Keep on pushing! Thanks!” We got this – thank you, thank you!

  • Minda Tan

    As of 10.00 am we only need 77 votes to be in #1. Vote! Vote! Vote!

  • Eb2008

    1019 votes as of 6 am today June 9th, keep on voting peeps

  • lizadiaz

    We must encourage everyone to vote for Arnel’s documentary coz it deserves to win..

  • gail

    Whoa!!!! 2nd Place!!! with 945 votes at 1:10am. Off to bed for me now. Keep voting!!!

  • melrosel

    From 827 now it’s 832! Go go go plokkers! Make it 2000 today, don’t stop believing!

  • melrosel

    Voted again today, 4x!

  • gail

    OMGosh!! 808 as of 12:26 am. We can win this thing!!!!

  • Minda Tan

    We made it 502 as of 11.14pm

  • Minda Tan

    Can we reach 500 tonight? I am taking a break and continue later.

    • gail

      Maybe! Don’t stop believin’!! (or voting) 😉

  • Minda Tan

    I voted 10 times in the last 15 minutes. You don’t have to get out of the AP website. After you vote, close the voting page and clear the history last visited then vote again.

    • gail

      Go Minda Tan, go!!! I’m right there with ya!!

  • gail

    I am X’ing out of site and internet. Then come back in and vote again. Up to 275. Do you all see that number or is the system tricking me?

    • fabbest

      Ah, got it. You have set your browser to automatically clear cookies once you close it. Therefore, when you open it again and visit the site, it’s as though you haven’t visited before. Now that I know you quit the browser in between votes, that explains why!

      • lizadiaz

        Yes, you’re right Ive tried it and noticed that the vote count changed. Just open it again from where you started.

  • gail

    I voted 5x & saw count change 4x. I may be once per hour – not sure. I’ll wait a while & vote again, all day. Come on, we can do it!

    • fabbest

      Hi Gail, I don’t see the vote count change after I vote. Could it possibly be other votes coming in? Can you verify? Thank you!

      • gail

        fabbest – Okay just voted again. 267 before, 268 after. It may be once per hour.

  • fabbest

    It takes only one vote per computer, because it stores a cookie when the vote is made.

  • melrosel

    Voted everyday!

  • Minda Tan

    I voted twice, myself and my hubby and the number did not change. It is still 253. Is there a way to vote many times a day? Thanks!!

  • lizadiaz

    I voted many times just for my idol Arnel !

  • Jenaisle

    Voted too. Power voting.

  • Eb2008

    son, hubby, myself voted, keep on voting peeps!!!

  • Bonnie

    I voted yesterday and will vote again! Must win too great not to. Although there are many excellent. Contenders it’s the best!

  • lizadiaz

    Can we vote many times or just once?

    • Jenaisle

      you can vote many times.

      • Minda Tan

        See Fab’s comment. Can vote only once per computer. Thanks.

        • fabbest

          …unless the cookie is cleared manually or automatically per your browser settings. LOL.

  • Kimmy Arnelrocks

    voted!!!! 5 stars!!! we can do it!!! 🙂

  • Anita Holloman

    LOVE voting!! It always feels like such an honor when it comes to our Rockstar!!! +))

  • Lalahon

    Voted a few times already today 😉

  • Indaya09

    Just voted!

    • fabbest

      Yay, Indaya – TY

  • Minda Tan

    Done!!!

    • fabbest

      Thanks, Minda. The better half too, okay?

      • Minda Tan

        Fred has voted earlier. Thanks.

  • lizadiaz

    Of course, I voted for Arnel

    • fabbest

      Yay, lizadiaz – thank you!

      • lizadiaz

        Hi fabbest,!Youre welcome I;m a huge fan of Arnel .I might say that Im addicted to him

  • I voted!!!!!

    • fabbest

      Voted too!

      • Toni Phillips

        Me, too!!