Do you want to be part of a real-life rocknroll legend in the making? We created this campaign to raise $50,000 so we can begin the first editing phase of our documentary Dont Stop Believin: Everymans Journey. Our film tells the amazing story of Arnel Pineda, an extraordinarily talented Filipino cover band singer who was plucked from obscurity to front the celebrated rock band Journey. The film has already been shot, but since we are independent filmmakers who have funded this project mostly with our own resources, we now need all the help we can get with post-production costs. Our $50,000 goal will enable us to pay our hardworking editors, loggers, transcribers, and fund the digitization process. Whether youre a Journey lover, an Arnel follower, a documentary buff, a fan of inspiring true stories, or simply want to get involved, we are looking for Believers to help us finish our film.
Were offering exclusive VIP perks in exchange for your generous contributions. These perks are designated per contribution tier (displayed at the right hand side of this page), ranging from a $10 tier a $10,000 or more tier, and include special thanks on our website or in the credits of the movie, early access to production stills, raffles, e-cards, communication with the filmmakers and Arnel himself over e-mail, Facebook, or via the phone or Skype, private screenings, premiere tickets, autographed DVDs, and many more!
If you think our film is nifty, help us reach fifty! Join us by contributing to our campaign today! Thanks in advance for your interest and support.
Journeys a big deal why do you need the money?
Great question! In order to keep this film independent, and get it to the largest possible worldwide audience, we must go through the independent documentary financing structure which is highly competitive and limited! By contributing to our campaign, you are DIRECTLY bringing it that much closer to hitting a theater near you.
Who are you?
We are an independent filmmaking team who are inspired to find as wide of an audience as possible for Arnels incredible story. The team is led by director Ramona Diaz, whose documentary film Imelda won the Excellence in Cinematography award at the Sundance Film Festival and was later showcased on PBSs acclaimed series Independent Lens" (find out more at www.cinediaz.com). The film is produced by Capella Fahoome Brogden (I Do & I Dont, Lost in ) and Executive Produced by Josh Green (Kassim the Dream, Beauty Remains).
What exactly do you need?
Principle photography of the film is wrapped, and we must now secure $50,000 to pay editorial fees including digitizing our footage, hiring transcribers, translators and loggers, and most importantly, to pay our hard-working editor Leah to begin crafting the first cut. This goal will keep us going on our strict editing timeline meaning your contributions will directly help us get the film finished.
Ive already pre-ordered Journeys new album and bought tickets to see them live. Why should I now spend money on this campaign?
We want our films release to coincide with the album release and its supportive tour, but this will only happy as a result of with your continued support! The film chronicles the amazing back story behind said album and tour and will undoubtedly spread Journey fever across the world once again. Any amount you can contribute will bring us that much closer to getting this film released, so if you think our film is nifty, help us reach fifty!
Im a diehard Journey fan and know the whole story. Why would I want to see this movie?
This film is more than just an account of Arnel's back story and his experiences with the band. It is a thrilling, first-hand look at how the personal histories of Arnel and the members of Journey simultaneously reach a crucial turning point upon Neal's Youtube discovery of Arnel. After crossing this bold threshold, all experience a whirlwind of obstacles, surprises and breakthroughs which push them further on their personal journeys than they could have imagined. Our film intimately follows the day-to-day obstacles, expectations and pressures surrounding Arnel's initiation, and connects them with a series of electrifying live performances. The music progressively channels the emotional rollercoaster of the story, which ultimately brings all members together as a real, cohesive band.
Dont Stop Believin: Everymans Journey is an awe-inspiring story told with the inspiration and relentless energy of the music. Whether you're a diehard fan or a newcomer, this film will rock you to the core!
How can I learn more about the film?
Sign up for updates and view the teaser trailer, full synopsis, filmmaker bios, at the official website.
If you tweet, you can follow us at our official twitter page. Please tweet about the film, and be sure use the hashtag #EverymansJourney.
Be sure to check us out on imdb.com as well.
If youd like to know more about the film, please send a private message to associate producer Nick Detisch or an email to:
How does contributing work?
First, look at the perks on the right hand side of the page to see what prizes you can receive from your contribution. After choosing a contribution amount, select it by clicking on the tab next to the contribute now button on the top right corner of the screen. After selecting your contribution, hit the contribute now button.
You will be directed to the payment page, where you will be asked to confirm your donation amount, enter your contact information, pick how youd like your contribution to be displayed, (see Who will know how much I contributed? below) and add a supportive comment if you choose. Finally, you will be asked to select one of three payment options: debit/credit card, PayPal or check. After entering the necessary information, finalize your contribution by hitting the Contribute! button at the bottom of the page.
If youd like to contribute more than the perk minimum, simply select other in the contribution tab on the top right corner of the main page and click the contribute now button. You will be asked to enter your desired contribution amount, and will then be redirected to the contribution page.
How do the perks work?
The perks, which are designated by contribution amount, consist of material items (signed posters, DVDs, iPod giveaway, etc.) and non-material items (access to exclusive web content, official credits, networking opportunities, etc.). You will be contacted shortly after the campaign ends about how and when items will be distributed. Some of the material items such as DVD copies will not be immediately available, since they will not be manufactured until after the films release.
Who will know how much I contributed?
After selecting your payment, you can choose your visibility as a contributor. Your options include: Visible: with your name and contribution amount visible on the Funders section of the campaign, Identity only: with your name visible and your contribution amount concealed, and Anonymous: with neither your name nor contribution displayed.
Can the goal be exceeded?
Absolutely, and we hope it is! As with any independently-produced film, there are many costs to cover. Our $50,000 goal will allow us to kickstart the editing process, but extra funds will help us complete the editing process and deal with other financial hurdles in post production.
Can I give my perks as a gift?
Yes, and this could be a great surprise for any Journey-loving friends or family! To send your perks to another person, make your donation as you normally would, then send a private message to the project creator with all of the necessary shipping information and a special message for the recipient.
Do I have to be in the United States to donate?
No, you can donate from anywhere in the world.
I want to contribute, but am strapped for cash. What can I do?
We can use all the help you can offer! Please post the link to our Indiegogo page to your Facebook or Twitter page or email it to friends, family members, coworkers or other acquaintances (especially those that love Journey). To subscribe to our mailing list, visit the films website (www.everymansjourney.com).
This documentary is being independently produced and financed. Any and all requests for contributions are made solely at the request of the filmmakers, and any such contributions will strictly be used for the post-production of our film Dont Stop Believin: Everymans Journey. Any opinions or viewpoints that are published herein are directly from the filmmakers and do not necessarily represent the philosophy or viewpoints of the band Journey.