The countdown begins to the release of Believers, the third film in the successful Raw Feed franchise series, debuting on October 16 from Warner Home Video. Directed and co-written by Daniel Myrick (co-creator of The Blair Witch Project) Believers is a modern day psychological thriller that gives a chilling glimpse into the lives of a doomsday cult.
Believers features a talented ensemble cast including Johnny Messner (Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid), Jon Huertas (CSI), Deanna Russo (Rest Stop), Saige Ryan Campbell (I Heart Huckabees) and Daniel Benzali (Law & Order).
Prior to its release on DVD, Believers opened this summer's Solstice Film Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota (June 21 - 24), which showcases the best independent films of 2007. On May 18 Daniel Myrick, Johnny Messner, Deanna Russo and Saige Ryan Campbell participated in a panel discussion at the Burbank Fangoria Weekend of Horrors Convention, one of the largest and most highly anticipated genre-related events of the year.
"I've always been fascinated by cults, and what motivates people to join," said Myrick, director and co-writer of Believers. "This film takes you into one of the most important days in these people's lives. The result is an eerie glimpse into a completely different belief system, and different type of cult than we've ever seen before."
While on duty, David Vaughn (Messner) and Victor Hernandez (Huertas), two emergency paramedics, receive a call from a young girl whose mother has lost consciousness in a deserted area, but they soon discover that the life they have to save may be their own. Kidnapped and locked in an isolated building, David tries to discover the truth behind a secret cult and their beliefs. As Victor's beliefs are challenged and the fine-line between religion and science are crossed, David must find a way to escape before "they" get him.
In a society where beliefs in religion and beliefs in science are constantly challenged, Believers explores the manipulative measures some use to take advantage of lost souls.
The Believers "Unrated" DVD includes the following features:
- Commentary by Director Daniel Myrick
- Extended Lina Vance Interview
- Introduction to the Facility
- The Teacher (hidden camera)
- Io Explains the Formula (night vision)
- The Aftermath (forensic video)
- Languages: English
- Running Time: approx. 98 mins.