The Way He Makes Them Feel Screenings and Free Michael Jackson Birthday Bash

Press Release

 HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 16, 2010 –Tribufan Productions presents the premiere Red Carpet Screenings of the Michael Jackson’s Fan Feature Documentary, The Way He Makes Them Feel, filmed by Joelle Arqueros, Todd Lampe and ErinRose Widner.  This documentary spotlights the deep impact Michael Jackson has made on his fans even after his passing.  From all over the world, meet fans of all ages, religions, backgrounds and races who found solace and inspiration from one man – Michael Jackson.

 Discover the unexpected ways he influenced people’s lives beyond his power as a pop star. From inspiring fans to recycle, to helping another get through her drug-free labor by listening to his music, learn more about his real fans, who are not just the characters they have been portrayed as by the media – but genuine individuals. This insightful documentary reveals how people discovered him and are impacted by him, not only in his life – but also after his death.  Their stories and sentiments will reveal not only an artist, humanitarian and musical innovator, but simply a man, seen through the eyes of those that loved him the most- his fans. In The Way He Makes Them Feel, witness how one man inspires countless others, in so many diverse ways, and the way he makes them feel about themselves and the world.

The film presentation, highlighted by a free birthday bash and daylong showcase of Michael Jackson-inspired performances, videos and art, debuts Sunday August 29 at the historic Regent Showcase Theatre in Hollywood at noon.  Screenings are at noon, 3pm and 6pm.

Shortly after Michael Jackson’s unexpected death, there was an upsurge in the presence and voices of his fans that for years had been quiet.  The Way he Makes Them Feel focuses on Michael Jackson’s fans, from all walks of life and backgrounds, amplifying how one man changed and affected the lives of so many in both gentle and dramatic ways.

Filmmakers Joelle Arqueros, Todd Lampe and ErinRose Widner capture the spontaneous outpourings of every day people shortly after his death, on his birthday in 2009, at his Hollywood star and at a theater away from the glamour and glitz on the night of the premiere of the documentary, This Is It.

Joelle Arqueros, a graduate of Hollywood High School of the Performing Arts, attended NYU ‘s Tisch School of the Art’s Playwrights Horizon, where she began writing, directing and producing, Sex, Relationships, and Sometimes…LOVE,  which premiered at SHOWWORLD in Times Square. It has now been running for over 6 years in LA , NY and just opened in Toronto. She recently received THE VALOUR award for her writing from Women Making Changes Foundation. Arqueros most recently directed and co-produced the critically acclaimed revival of  Stephen Belber’s Tape at the Renegade Theatre in Hollywood.  The Way He Makes Them Feel marks her debut as a filmmaker.

Todd Lampe has been writing, directing and editing short films, industrial projects, demos, promotional videos and original music since 1989. He is an original member of Fred Willard’s MoHo comedy troupe in Hollywood, CA, where he wrote & performed, and also directed several shows. His comedic short film Strongerable, won the best short and audience award at the Lancaster, NY film festival 2006. He directed the short film, Chance Meeting, which was an official selection at Dances with Films 2006, LA Shorts Fest 2006, and Method Fest 2007. He wrote and directed An Inconvenient Penguin, a comedic fauxumentary, which is a glimpse into the dangers of global warming on penguins’ lifestyles, and has enjoyed a successful run on  In 2009, Artificially Speaking, a short about an artificial fruit farm, played to huge laughs and overwhelming response at Dances With Films 2009.
ErinRose Widner began her love of the arts at an early age, focusing much of her time and energy in theatre. Her love of performing transcended to film in 2001, as she became involved with myriad independent films onscreen and off-screen. In addition to her work as a producer, she is also an actress and writer. She co-created, produced and starred in the web series, Deserted, a parody of the popular ABC show Lost. Chance Meeting, a short film she produced, was featured at Dances With Films 2006, LA Shorts Film 2006 and Method Fest 2007. In addition to her production experience, she holds a strong post-production background through her work at SDI Media in an executive business development role. In 2010 she can also be seen in the film version of the hilarious sketch show, Channel Surfing (LA Comedy Festival 2009).

The premiere celebration of The Way He Makes Them Feel includes:  a display of Michael Jackson inspired Art, including a 12′X12′ Michael Jackson portrait made completely out of pop cans; the presentation of selections from a global video contest, eliciting reactions to Michael Jackson’s life and passing from around the world (;  and Michael Jackson-inspired performances, chosen from auditions held at the Woman’s Club of Hollywood on August 15.

The Way He Makes Them Feel premieres Sunday, August 29, 2010 at the Regent Showcase Theatre, 614 N. La Brea Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90036.  Showtimes are Noon, 3pm and 6pm. Free birthday bash including cake, and Michael Jackson-inspired performances and art throughout the day.  Tickets are $10.00 in advance, and $12.00 at the door.  They and can be purchased in advance at:

For more information: call 818-301-5037 or e-mail:


Auditions – Live Michael Jackson Performances

Amazing talent came out to show off their dancing and singing skills all to Michael Jackson music. We saw really incredible performers and are excited to get them up and ready for performances.  For more info about performers, click here.

THEATRE Announcement!!

So we locked down the theatre for The Way He Makes Them Feel Screening and Birthday Bash!!

We will be holding an all-day event at:

The Showcase Regent Theatre

614 N. La Brea

Los Angeles, CA 90036

This theatre is beautiful!! It is 800 seats and was built in the 1930s.  We love the Hollywood history with this theatre and are excited to have The Way He Makes Them Feel screened in such an amazing venue.

Open Call for Michael Jackson Inspired Art

Michael Jackson united the world in so many ways–and because of this we want to unite his fans at The WayHe Makes Them Feel event in Hollywood on August 29, 2010. The Way He Makes Them Feel is a feature film documentary chronicling the lives of Michael Jackson fans, and how one man impacted the world in so many unexpected ways.


So we are having an open call for art inspired by or about Michael Jackson to be featured in a special display at the event space. If you have sculptures, paintings, drawings, or other work to share, please let us know about it for the opportunity to be part of this all day celebration.


You must be available to drop off your work between August 13th and 27th prior to the event on August 29th, and you must be able to pick it up immediately following the event on August 29th and/or the 30th. Please understand that any work on display will be exhibited at your own risk.


Email by August 13th with images, a short description, links, and any other important information about your work. Please include one or two lines about yourself and a link to your website if you have one. The open call will close on August 13th and we will notify you shortly thereafter if we can include your work in the display. We look forward to a lot of great work by inspired fans and artists!


Feel free to direct your questions regarding ART SUBMISSIONS to:

For ALL OTHER QUESTIONS, please contact:

Choosing a Theatre: Take Two

So we toured another theatre today, this time joined by our new art curator (Kelly) for the Hollywood event.  The space and walls were exactly what we hoped to find.  We have a couple more options, but this one felt incredibly promising to us.  Think good thoughts and fingers crossed!

How Did Michael Jackson Make You Feel?

In creating this Michael Jackson fan documentary and telling people about what we are doing, the most common complaint we get is, why can’t I be involved?  Since there are millions of Michael Jackson fans around the world, we unfortunately could not film all of them–BUT we came up with a way to have anyone who wants to be involved share their Michael Jackson love and joy.  We decided to host a video contest, where anyone, anywhere in the world can enter and participate in the Hollywood event.  For more information on this exciting contest, click here!

Choosing a Theatre

We have been on the hunt for the best theatre for the Hollywood event of The Way He Makes Them Feel and MJ Birthday Bash for the past month.  We have it narrowed down now to a handful of theatres, and on Saturday we saw the first option.  The space was huge and the location prime, but we weren’t positive if it really had the MJ vibe we wanted.  So we finished our theatre tour for the day with a production meeting, and discussed the incredible screening feedback we received!

First Screening

What an amazing day–after sending out select invitations for a pre-screening, we had about 45 people attend our pre-screening.  This was the first time the three of us (filmmakers) saw The Way He Makes Them Feel in front of an audience.  It was an incredible feeling.  After living in a vacuum for the past year with this film, we weren’t sure what to expect, so when we hear sniffles throughout the audience, and bursts of laughter, we were so grateful.  Afterwards, we passed out anonymous questionnaires for the audience and received overwhelming positive feedback. There were a few tweaks left to make that we had anticipated, but overall the reaction from the audience was amazing!

Pre-Screening Preparation Part Two

We watched the documentary in its entirety.  It was incredible and an amazing feeling to see all the people we had interviewed over the past year blended together to create such a powerful story of how one man affected so many.

We discussed our pre-screening list, a good mix of fans, participants and friends.

With one week away, our time was limited, but we felt the tweaks needed before then were minor, and we were excited to finally have an audience for a project we had been buried in for a year.

Pre-Screening Preparation

After the long holiday weekend, we met up again to look at newly edited footage (incorporating what we had filmed on June 25, 2010).  We had some tweaks, and agreed to meet again that Saturday to review the final product before the pre-screening set for the following week.