Four people and a dog take a once in a lifetime road trip in an old VW Bus, cold-calling the most powerful people in the world and taking them out for coffee.
“Sometimes you take a trip. Sometimes the trip takes you.”
The Journey is a ground breaking film that played in theaters across the country to sold out shows and standing ovations. The short film sold at the Sundance Film Festival and the feature film was awarded Most Memorable Film at South By Southwest Film Festival.
“Inspirational” – The Washington Post
As Seen on: The Today Show, National Geographic, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Spin Magazine, The New York Times, PBS, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and The Washington Post.
“Stand up and cheer film!” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Background: After college, Eric Saperston bought a vintage yellow Volkswagon Bus, took his Golden Retriever Jack, and set out to follow the Grateful Dead and work a ski season in Aspen. While out on the road, he called up some of the most powerful and influential leaders in the world and asked them out for a cup of coffee.
“This is more than a movie; it’s a movement.” – Arlo Guthrie, Folk Legend
What started out as a personal journey to find answers to life's biggest questions- Why am I here? How can I find happiness? What is success? - quickly turned into something much bigger than he ever had imagined. As the journey unfolded, it attracted the attention of three others: Dave Murcott, Paige O'Brien and Kathleen Kelly. They too felt disconnected and were searching for purpose and meaning in their lives. So they quit their jobs, risked it all and jumped in the bus. One man's summer vacation quickly turned into four people's mission.
“The Journey honored as one of the top ten films at SXSW (South By Southwest)"
This team of eager travelers meandered across the country for close to four years from Atlanta, Georgia to Seattle, Washington, shot 500 hours of footage and interviewed more than 500 people in search of wisdom and inspiration from the famous and not so famous.
”Saperston set out on a journey with the Grateful Dead- and wound up on a 'Journey' fueled by advice from CEO's, movie stars, leadership gurus and a former U.S. president on how to lead a successful life. The result is "The Journey", an award winning feature film. Eric's story is 'On the Road' meets 'Tuesday's with Morrie'. It's 'Roger & Me' meets 'Chicken Soup for the Soul'. It's MTV's 'Road Rules' with a heart. It's well, our advice? See the film." - Daniel Pink, Author of Drive and Blink