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Journey docu opens in US

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JOURNEY DOCU OPENS IN US THEATERS
RUBEN Nepales interviews independent filmmaker Ramona Diaz, who witnessed it all on the road with the band—racist slurs vs Arnel Pineda, female fans throwing underwear at the Pinoy frontman and massage sessions with a camera-shy therapist. “It was overwhelming and heartwarming,” Diaz says.

LOS ANGELES—Racist vitriol, women flinging their underwear at Arnel Pineda, private massage moments, his emotional homecoming show with Journey in Manila and more—Ramona Diaz saw and heard it all as she filmed the band on and off for three years for her documentary, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.”   Set to open in the United […]

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Cheer Factor

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ARNEL Pineda

Docu on Arnel Pineda wins in Palm Springs   Ramona Diaz’s documentary on Arnel Pineda, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” won the audience award at the 24th Palm Springs International Film Festival held in California from Jan. 3 to 14. The docu chronicles Pineda’s rise from YouTube sensation to frontman of US rock band Journey. […]

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Lavish praise for Arnel Pineda and Journey docu

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PINEDA. From shaky newcomer to certified rock god. RUBEN V. NEPALES

Ramona Diaz’s documentary on Arnel Pineda and Journey was praised as “terrific” and “compelling” by the critic of a popular US entertainment website. “It’s a heck of a story,” gushed TheWrap.com’s Leah Rozen about Arnel’s real-life tale, from a hardscrabble existence to the frontman of a world-famous band, as chronicled by Ramona in her film.

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‘Everyman’s Journey: Don’t Stop Believin”

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THE STORY of Journey’s Filipino frontman is also very much the story of the YouTube phenomenon.

Our hectic day got even more exciting when the Tribeca Film Festival announced that Ramona Diaz’s documentary, “Everyman’s Journey: Don’t Stop Believin,’” had been chosen to premiere in its Spotlight section.

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Ramona Diaz’s docu on Filipina teachers debuts on PBS

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DIAZ. Her acclaimed film premieres on Sept. 20.  www.pbs.org

TORONTO – “The Learning,” Ramona Diaz’s documentary on four Filipino teachers recruited to teach in Baltimore, premieres in the US on September 20, on PBS. “The Learning” has the honor of being shown as part of PBS’ POV (Point-of-View) series of acclaimed documentary films. On its website, the network describes the film as “a surprising […]

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