March 22, 2018, 7:00 PM

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The SCA Alumni Screening Series, USC Media Institute for Social Change, and Creative Visions invite you and a guest to a special screening of

The Journey Is The Destination

Directed by Bronwen Hughes
Written by Bronwen Hughes and Jan Sardi
Produced by Martin Katz, Kathy Eldon, Richard Arlook, Kweku Mandela, and Adam Friedlander
Starring Ben Schnetzer, Kelly Macdonald, Ella Purnell, Joey Borgogna, and Maria Bello
Followed by a Q&A with Kathy Eldon, Joey Borgogna, and Audrey Emerson
7:00 PM on Thursday, March 22th, 2018
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Winner: Best Narrative Feature and Carrol River Award for Best Cinematography, Garden State Film Festival 2017 | Best Cinematography, Manchester Film Festival 2017

Official Selection: Sonoma International Film Festival | Palm Beach Film Festival | DC Independent Film Festival | Santa Barbara International Film Festival | Toronto International Film Festival

About The Journey Is the Destination

The Journey is the Destination is inspired by the true story of Dan Eldon, a charismatic young activist, artist, photographer and adventurer. By?the age of 22, Dan had traveled to 42 countries, created a series of ne art journals that would become international best sellers, worked in refugee camps, opened a business, became the youngest staff photojournalist at Reuters, fallen in love and accumulated more life experience than most in a lifetime.

Visually stunning and wildly inspiring, The Journey is the Destination follows a young man’s tumultuous coming of age, his exploration of love and his struggle to create positive change in an increasingly violent and dangerous world. Dan was a unique person who woke up every day with the drive to make the world a little better before he went to sleep.

Written by Academy Award Nominee Jan Sardi (Shine, The Notebook) and acclaimed director/writer Bronwen Hughes (Stander, Forces of Nature) and produced by Martin Katz (Hotel Rwanda) and Kweku Mandela (The Bang Bang Club, Madiba); the film stars Ben Schnetzer (Pride, The Book Thief, Warcraft) as Dan; Kelly Macdonald (Anna Karenina, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, No Country for Old Men) and Sam Hazeldine (Resurrection, The Monuments Men, The Raven) as Duff and O’Reilly, the journalists who become Dan’s guides to the world of war correspondence; Ella Purnell (Tarzan, Never Let Me Go, Maleficent) as Dan’s sister Amy; and Maria Bello (Prisoners, A History of Violence) as his mother Kathy.

As a young man of American and British parentage growing up in Africa, Dan Eldon always had an instinct for helping others. At the age of 19, aware of the plight of refugees in Malawi, he launched Student Transport Aid, and he and his friends drove across five African countries to hand-deliver the money they’d raised to a refugee camp in the middle of a war zone. Along the way they witnessed examples of sublime beauty and extreme hardship. The trip changed the lives of everyone involved.

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About the Guests

KATHY ELDON (Producer, Mother)

Kathy Eldon is the mother of Dan Eldon and founder of Creative Visions, a production company that has produced a number of documentaries and features including the award-winning Dying to Tell the Story about front line correspondents, hosted by her daughter Amy Eldon Turteltaub; Soldiers of Peace, a Children’s Crusade, a PBS series, Global Tribe and Extraordinary Moms, a special for the Oprah Winfrey Network featuring then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Julia Roberts and Christiane Amanpour. Kathy has written 17 books, including a memoir, In the Heart of Life. She is also the editor of the collection of Dan’s journals, The Journey is the Destination. Together with Amy, Kathy launched Creative Visions Foundation, inspired by Dan’s life. CVF has helped hundreds of “creative activists,” using media and the arts to ignite positive social change.

AUDREY EMERSON (Alumna, Special Projects Coordinator at Creative Visions)

A graduate of The USC School of Cinematic Arts and Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Audrey is a documentary producer, social action leader, and arts entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. Audrey has developed and produced projects from TV documentaries to community arts programs to non-profit film enterprises. A Massachusetts native, Audrey’s first film The Pamoja Project profiled three Tanzanian women leaders and their powerful effect on local community. Screening at festivals around the world and garnering a number of honors, Pamoja launched Audrey onto a pursuit of producing, enabling and developing art and media for social change. Most recently produced Mind Over Battle for Al Jazeera Network, a documentary about the harrowing true story of a Los Angeles gang member who turned his life around working at Homeboy Industries. 

In the summer of 2016, Audrey was selected to travel to Beijing to participate in USC's Global Exchange Documentary Workshop where produced a short documentary about a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor. That film entitled "With Cancer," went on to become a 2017 Student Academy Award Semifinalist. Audrey has been awarded the Africa Student Travel Fund Grant, A Puffin Foundation Grant, a USC Women in Film Scholarship, and was selected by USC as a Global Scholar Prize Winner. She currently serves as the Special Projects Coordinator at Creative Visions working hand-in-hand with all the of department leads to produce special events, programming, and projects that serve the vision to spark awareness of critical issues and ignite change through impact media, art and technology.

About the USC Media Institute for Social Change

The Media Institute for Social Change (MISC) is a non-profit, Emmy Award winning organization focused on promoting the use of media for positive social change through content creation, scholarships, education and research to present and future media content creators. 

MISC aims to be a leader in advancing thought, discussion, and experimentation of how various forms of media can be utilized most effectively to influence maximum social impact.

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About the SCA Alumni Screening Series

The School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by SCA alumni and faculty throughout 2018. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening.

Check-in & Reservation

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring either a printed or digital confirmation of your reservation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Limited handicap seating is available. For guests with disabilities who require special accommodations, please contact Matthew Meier at with the subject line: "Accommodations Request -- THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION."


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the McClintock Avenue Entrance (formerly Gate #5) or Royal Street Entrance (formerly Gate #4) on W. Jefferson Blvd. We recommend parking in the Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD), at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd, with limited non-metered spaces also available north of Jefferson and throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Especially if you plan to utilize street parking, we HIGHLY recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the screening, as parking can be difficult to find and it may take time to walk to the theater from your parking space.

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Contact Information

Name: Matthew Meier