Believe Me (film)

Believe Me is an independent comedy-drama film directed by Will Bakke, co-written with Michael B. Allen, and produced by Alex Carroll.[1] The film stars Alex Russell, Zachary Knighton, Johanna Braddy, Miles Fisher, Sinqua Walls, Max Adler, with Nick Offerman, and Christopher McDonald.[2]

Believe Me
Believe Me Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWill Bakke
Produced byAlex Carroll
Written byMichael B. Allen
Will Bakke
StarringAlex Russell
Zachary Knighton
Johanna Braddy
Miles Fisher
Sinqua Walls
Max Adler
Christopher McDonald
Nick Offerman
Music byCold War Kids
Belle and Sebastian
Dr. Dog
Phil Wickham
Hanan Townshend
CinematographyJohn W. Rutland
Edited byWill Bakke and Shane Hazen
Riot Studios
Distributed byHeadline Features, Gravitas Ventures, Spotlight Pictures
Release date
  • September 26, 2014 (2014-09-26)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States


Smart, handsome, and charming, there is no one who could say no to college senior Sam. But when a surprise tuition bill leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, Sam is forced to think outside the box. Convincing his three roommates they can make a killing exploiting the gullible church crowd, the guys start a sham charity and begin campaigning across the country, raising funds for a cause as fake as their message. But when sweet tour manager Callie, the object of Sam’s affections, discovers their ruse, it’s Sam’s moment, alone in the spotlight, to decide what he really believes.



Believe is the feature film debut from Riot Studios, producers of One Nation Under God and Beware of Christians. The film is directed by Will Bakke, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael B. Allen, and produced by Alex Carroll. John W. Rutland is the director of photography. Rapper Lecrae was added as a featured cast member alongside rising Australian star, Alex Russell who is playing the lead role.

The film was released on September 26, 2014 in Theaters and On Demand.[4]

The filming of the dramatic comedy began on August 5, 2013 in Austin, Texas[1] and was completed in 20 days.


  1. ^ a b "Riot Studios Starts Production on First Feature Film 'Believe Me'". 5 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. ^ IMDb Page
  3. ^ "Lecrae Confirms Role in 'Believe Me' Film by 'Beware of Christians' Filmmakers". 11 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Christian Parody 'Believe Me' Gets Distribution and Limited Release". June 2014.

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