Al Wi: Hi Ramona, what a great story. Will the film be shown also in Europe/Germany or available on DVD over here?
Everyman’s Journey: Hi Ramona here. We’ll be opening in Europe, including the UK and Germany, in conjunction with Journey‘s European tour
Judy Tolentino Pazon: What was the most difficult part in filming arnel’s journey? Why was the fans’ donation to the making of the film necessary in the post production?
Everyman’s Journey: Josh here..lots of difficulties including access, logistics, editing, music rights and legal, etc. but financing is at the top. This is an independently produced and financed movie. We wanted it to be objective and we had creative control…Journey didn’t finance or produce. So this was financed like all indie movies…credit cards! And it wasn’t cheap. Thank God for Capella. And we did have some other angels who helped including friends/family and a grant from Tribeca. Not easy but here we are!
Marcy Bangilan: What surprised you the most while following Arnel/Journey around?
Everyman’s Journey: This is Capella the producer, how are you?? What surprised me the most is how HARD it is being on tour!!!!! OMG It is so grueling!!!!! It is so amazing that these performers do what they do night after night, such hard work. That summer of 2008 on tour with them was just crazy!!! BUT I also learned that – although I always knew I was a huge Journey fan – I can honestly say I never ever got tired of the music. Night after night after night – the songs still thrilled me!!!
Amy Lee: Ramona, We loved the movie and thankyou so much for all you do and have done. Will there be extra footage in the DVD once its out?
Everyman’s Journey: Josh and Ramona here. Thanks so much for the kind words on the film. Absolutely, there will be extra footage on the DVD! I think we had 500 hours of stuff so we’re finding some gems. DVD will likely come out late summer or Fall.
Lora Lynn Benge: I happen to love Arnels story and I’m NOT Filipino…It brings tears to my eyes to listen to him talk about where he came from and to listen to him sing just gives me chills. God Bless you Arnel. Stay humble! My question is will the film be available to watch online soon since its not going to be playing in my area as far as I know! Pass my best wishes on to Arnel. I actually know a friend of his that he used to play in clubs with in Manilla!
Everyman’s Journey: Thanks for the post. Yes indeed the movie will be available via cable/satellite On Demand on March 9 and also via premium rental on iTunes and Amazon. So please do watch it online and spread the word!
Nicole Coley Morgan: Hey Josh and Ramona. Just here to give my support.
Everyman’s Journey: Hey Coley!!! What about me!!!! U didn’t send me a shout out!!!
Nicole Coley Morgan: Sorry Capella!!!!!! Love for you too!!!!!
Mike Giletto: Hi Ramona, the film isn’t showing in the Philadelphia area but it says it Will be available on demand and digital. Will it be available on Comcast this Saturday? My brother and I are big fans of Arnel’s and Journey a we can not wait to see this. Also, are there plans to release this on DVD? -Mike
Everyman’s Journey: Yes, we should be on Comcast VOD on Saturday. But I’m hopeful also that we play in theaters in Philly later in March or April. DVD will come out in August at the earliest and perhaps a bit later. Enjoy! Thanks for the post.
Alvin Lipardo Lizada: When will this film be exhibited in the Philippines?
Everyman’s Journey: Hi, we’ll likely be opening in theaters in the Philippines in mid to late April. Stay tuned for details!
Joyce Boky: when will it be available in europe?the netherlands
Miles Banias: And GERMANY Saw picture of DVD & BLU-RAY even in German. But prefer to have it in original of course, so when is the RELEASE in Europe? Thanks & God bless!
Joy Sapigao Madalo: Hoping we can watch the movie here in singapore,pls tell me when?
Everyman’s Journey: Sorry! European release will start in May when the band starts touring there. They will be in the UK and Germany for sure. Not sure yet on a release in the Netherlands, but we’re trying!
Terri Win: You mentioned sometime before that you and Arnel have another project. Can you elaborate on this if possible? Thanks.
Terri Win: Lastly, will there be a director’s cut edition of this film?
Everyman’s Journey: HI Ramona here. Sometime in the future, I would like to revisit Arnel’s story in another format, perhaps a narrative film? Who knows. He’s such an inspiring guy that there’s still lots of stories left to tell.
Rodel San Miguel: Hi Ramona, I am a big fan of “Imelda”, can I buy a signed copy of the DVD of that movie? About EMJ, is there a possibility of this film being shown in Toronto, Canada? If not, is it coming out on DVD soon? Are there other projects you have made after Imelda that I have missed?
Everyman’s Journey: Thanks Rodel, for your kind words. We’ll be out on DVD in July with lots o extra footage, watch out for that. As for Canada, we’re still negotiating with distributors, watch out for that too. I did another film right before this called The Learning. It has a FB page, look for it. Thanks!
Jerry de Guzman Hi Ramona. Ive watch your Imelda and now dying to watch Everyman’s Journey. Do you have any information on Steve Perry’s reaction on the success being experienced today by Journey with Arnel as their new voice?
Everyman’s Journey: Ramona here. Thanks for your kind words. We have not heard that Steve is unhappy. Arnel is a really big fan of Steve’s as well.
Jerry de Guzman: Ramona – Of course, the blood and sweat spent for the creation of your docu is almost impossible to measure. But how much money was spent for the production? I kinda heard you almost ran out of funds.
Nicole Coley Morgan: I would love to see an update on his progress in the future. That would be amazing.
Everyman’s Journey: Ramona here. There is absolutely more of Arnel’s story that is compelling. I agree it would be amazing to film an update.
Nene-Edith Malagar Rodas: We watched the documentary in Palm Springs Film Festival… Don’t Stop Believin’ is a very inspirational and motivational story! I know of younger generations who were really taken by it after watching the documentary and were inspired to move forward with their aspirations esp in music. I can’t wait to see it again in the theater close to us. Meeting and getting to know more about the director & producers were really a plus… Ramona S. Diaz & Capella Fahoome. And as Filipinos, we’re very proud of Arnel Pineda. My question is: Will “Don’t Stop Believin'” be showing in the Palm Springs area (Coachella Valley)? People are asking us all the time and we’re not really sure what to say… and what will be your next movie? and when are you guys gonna visit Palm Springs again? Let us know so we can be ready More Power!
Everyman’s Journey: HI!!!! It’s Capella. How is everyone?!?!? Check the website www.everymansjourney.com for all the theaters. If it is not playing near you – start a letter writing campaign to your local theater. Let them know u want the movie….See More
Liz Salinas: How long or how many months/years to finished the documentary?
Everyman’s Journey: hi Liz, we have been working on this film for 5 years. Eek.
Carmelita Prieto de Jesus: Hello Ramona and congratulations. Looking forward to finally watch this Film (though I’m still crossing my fingers that it will be shown in my neck of the woods). My question is this: you’ve said that you have enough footage /material to do a whole separate film on Neal or Jon or the other J-Boys. If given the green signal, would you proceed with it? And how do you feel about doing a “followup” film , given the difficulties you’ve had with funding and such?
Everyman’s Journey: Hi Ramona here. Actually the DVDs will have extra footage that will deal specifically with the other band members. So watch out for that this July. BTW, what part of the word are you? I truly hope you can watch this film iin a theatre.
Eunice Castellon: What have you learned from making this documentary as a director and as a human being? Did the docu impacted your life in any way?
Everyman’s Journey: Hi Eunice, this is Capella, I learned to NEVER STOP BELIEVING!!!!! Truly!
Bev Bernstein: When will the DVD be available for sale in the US. Will it be shown in Albany, NY please.
Everyman’s Journey: Hi Bev Bernstein, DVD will come out in late summer or early fall.Everyman’s Journey will be showing in Albany, New York for one night only (3/13) at Spectrum 8 Theatres. Check out the Release Dates App for more details:http://on.fb.me/XSyHUN
Anita Holloman: Thank you for directing and sharing this incredible film with us Ms Ramona S. Diaz! It truly is a life-defining movie!! I am curious to know what was your favorite “goosebumps” moment while filming or watching? :+))
Everyman’s Journey: HI Ramona here The very first time I got goosebumps was when, like Neal, I saw Arnel signing Faithfully on YouTube. It was at that moment when I knew I had to make the film.
Jerry de Guzman Ramona – I wish we have a short docu also on your team doing the movie. It would be very interesting and educational. You are becoming very famous here in the Philippines.
Everyman’s Journey: Hi there! This is an independently produced film that we jumped into because the story was happening. Had we waited for funding, the story would have gotten away from us. So as far as funding, we were always scrambling. Capella can attest to that. She put a lot on her credit cards which is so scary, right? But we never stopped believing. That making of this film is really a film in itself!
Everyman’s Journey: Jerry de Guzman – where were you when we were filming this? Hahaha!