BELIEVE ME SYNOPSIS
Sam (Russell) stands on stage as thousands of fans go wild. Smart, charismatic, handsome, he moves them with his message, and when he calls for donations to his charity, the money pours in.
Only thing is, Sam doesn’t believe a word he’s saying.
Just months earlier, Sam was a typical college senior focused on keg stands, hookups and graduation. But when a surprise tuition bill threatens his dream of law school and leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, he’s forced to think outside the box. He convinces his three roommates they can make a killing on the gullible church crowd and the guys start a sham charity, campaigning across the country, raising funds for a cause as fake as their message.
For Sam, embezzlement is easy compared to getting attention from the only person he cares about. When Callie (Johanna Braddy), the tour manager and Sam’s love interest, finally discovers the guys’ ruse, it’s Sam’s moment of truth.
On the final night of the tour, before a packed auditorium and alone in the spotlight, Sam must decide what he really believes.
BELIEVE ME is written and directed by Will Bakke, co-written by Michael Allen, produced by Alex Carroll and co-produced by Sandhya Shardanand, Gary Cogill, and Richard Toussaint. John Rutland is the director of photography with casting by J.C. Cantu. A Riot Studios Production in association with Lascaux Films, BELIEVE ME is distributed by Headline Features and Gravitas Ventures. The film releases in theaters and on demand Sept. 26, 2014.
DISTRIBUTION Headline Features, Gravitas Ventures
PRODUCTION A Riot Studios Production in association with Lascaux Films
RELEASING Sept. 26, 2014, in theaters and on demand
FEATURING Alex Russell (Sam) CHRONICLE, CARRIE, UNBROKEN; Zachary Knighton (Gabriel) Happy Endings; Johanna Braddy (Callie) EASY A; Miles Fisher (Pierce) FINAL DESTINATION 5; Sinqua Walls (Tyler) Teen Wolf; Max Adler (Baker) Glee; LeCrae Moore (Dr. Malmquist) Grammy-winning rap artist; with Nick Offerman (Sean) Parks and Recreation and Christopher McDonald (Ken) Boardwalk Empire
DIRECTED Will Bakke
PRODUCED Alex Carroll
CO-PRODUCED Gary Cogill, Richard Toussaint, Sandhya Shardanand,
WRITTEN Michael B. Allen and Will Bakke, Steve Markham