The stuff in this trailer is straight-up hilarious! 😀 Even if you are a Christian (as am I), or a believer in another religion, you’ve got to be able to laugh at some of the funny things we do in adherence to Christianity or Buddhism or whatever. In an interview, director Will Bakke said Christianity is only the backdrop to Believe Me‘s story and the purpose of the film is to get its audience to answer this question: “Why do you believe what you believe?” I can hardly wait to see if the boys get genuine in the end….P.S. If you have some questions about Jesus or becoming a Christian believer, leave ’em in the comments box!
Release date: September 26, 2014 (In select theaters and On demand)
Desperate, broke, and out of ideas, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition.
In BELIEVE ME, Sam (Alex 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 has to decide what he really believes.