SYNOPSIS

For years, the small town of Grundy, Va. has relied on the Peyton family to provide the highlight of the year—the annual Christmas pageant. When Matthew Peyton (Ryan O’Quinn) inherits the family business, the responsibility of the Christmas pageant also falls on his shoulders. But as financial hardships fall on the town, Matthew finds himself overwhelmed. As his business profits plummet and his workers begin to strike, Matthew is forced to make a decision between selling the family business and cancelling the beloved pageant or sticking out hardships despite his rapidly declining popularity in the community. Through chance events, Matthew meets Clarence (Issac Ryan Brown), a boy who believes in miracles, and his mother Sharon (Danielle Nicolet). His newfound friends impact Matthew’s life in a way he never thought possible and teach him to believe and give faith a chance.

Ryan O’Quinn

Ryan O’Quinn

“Matthew Peyton”

Ryan O’Quinn is a film and television actor, comedian and author. Early in his career he was known for memorable roles in television shows including “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Alias,” JAG,” “ER,” “Melrose Place” and “Third Rock from the Sun.” His first feature films were “Starship Troopers” and “That Thing You Do” directed by Tom Hanks. His comedy shorts have recently been featured on “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “Fox and Friends,” “Access Hollywood” and Bravo TV’s “Outrageous & Contagious Viral Videos.” His comedy production team has reached millions through internet and television distribution and has earned honors from YouTube. Ryan is the #1 bestselling author of “Parenting Rules!” and he’s the founder of DadDudes.com, a movement focusing on men being dads first & dudes second.

Shawnee Smith

Shawnee Smith

“Dr. Nancy Wells”

With experience in multiple genres, Shawnee Smith’s list of credits includes popular roles like Meg Penny in “The Blob” and Amanda Young in “SAW.” In “Believe,” Shawnee plays Dr. Nancy Wells, the local philanthropist and loyal friend of Matthew Peyton.

Shawnee broke into the industry at age 11 and went on to star in films like “Back To School,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Armageddon,” and “Who’s Harry Crumb?” Viewers also loved her as Jennifer, the ex-wife to Charlie Sheen, on “Anger Management” and as Linda in the series “Becker” when she starred alongside Ted Danson. Shawnee’s repertoire also includes miniseries roles in “The Stand” and “The Shining.”

Danielle Nicolet

Danielle Nicolet

“Sharon Joseph”

Best known for her roles in television, Danielle Nicolet’s most recognized appearances include her lead role in the series “Born Again Virgin” and her recurring role on BET’s “The Game.” In “Believe,” Danielle plays Sharon Joseph, the mother of young, optimistic Clarence played by Issac Ryan Brown.

Shawnee’s list of television roles include “The Family Tools,” “The Starter Wife,” “Heartland,” and “3rd Rock From The Sun” and her film credits include “All Stars,” “Red Riding Hood,” and “Alpha Males Experiment.” She was most recently seen in the summer hit “Central Intelligence” opposite Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and will be appearing next in the film “Diedra & Laney Rob a Train” alongside Missi Pyle.

Issac Ryan Brown

Issac Ryan Brown

“Clarence Joseph”

Issac Ryan Brown is best recognized as Young Dre from the ABC Series “Blackish.” Before that, Issac was introduced to America on the television show “America’s Got Talent” at the young age of six, where he dazzled the audience and judges alike. In “Believe,” Issac plays Clarence Joseph, a young boy who believes in the possibility of miracles against all odds.

Issac’s resume includes voicing recurring characters on the cartoons “Miles From Tomorrowland,” “Bubble Guppies,” and this year’s “The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave.” He has also made appearances on the show “OMG” for Disney, has a recurring role on “How to Get Away With Murder,” and was cast in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” one of the largest blockbusters of the year.

David DeLuise

David DeLuise

“Tom Blackhorn”

David is most widely recognized as Jerry Russo, the family patriarch and former wizard on Disney Channel’s “Wizard of Waverly Place.” In “Believe,” David plays Tom Blackhorn, a local politician bent on using others’ misfortunes for his own good.

David’s acting resume is filled with a diverse group of projects including his work as a regular on the first season of “Jesse” for NBC and the character Bug Pollen in the series “3rd Rock From the Sun.” David also has experience in voice acting for projects like “Lucky Dog.” His upcoming films include “Pup Star” and “A World Away.”

Kevin Sizemore

Kevin Sizemore

“Albert Bagley”

Kevin Sizemore’s most notable roles include US Air Marshall Anthony on the Emmy nominated series “Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462” and the hot-headed Gary Humphrey on the ABC series “Resurrection.” In the upcoming film “Believe,” Kevin plays Albert Bagley alongside Shawnee Smith and Danielle Nicolet.

Kevin’s television show roles include “Kevin Rizzoli & Isles,” “Under the Dome,” and “Drop Dead Diva.” On the big screen, Kevin played Coach Jerry Stearns from “Woodlawn” and had a cameo in the 2016 feature film “Miracles From Heaven.” Kevin also produced and acted in the upcoming television movie “Trew Calling.”

Billy Dickson, ASC

Billy Dickson, ASC

Writer/Director/Producer/Cinematographer

In the last several years Billy Dickson has photographed over 300 hours of Prime time television shows like “12 Miles of Bad Road” (HBO), “Hidden Hills” (NBC) as well as “One Tree Hill” (Warner Bros.), and the award winning “Ally McBeal” (FOX) where he was nominated four times for the ASC award for Outstanding Cinematography. A member of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), Billy is also a two-time Emmy Award nominee for shows he was credited as director and director of photography and has worked on over 15 feature films, 40 television movies and pilots including shows like ABC’s “Pop Rocks,” “Halloween 6,” “Babylon 5,” “Desperado,” “The Big Easy,” “Deadly Games,” Victim of Love,“ and many more.

CREDITS

SMITH GLOBAL MEDIA PRESENTS

A
POWER OF 3 ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION

BELIEVE

Written and Directed by
Billy Dickson

Producers
Nelson Diaz
Jacob Patrick
Ben Holmes
Kevin Sizemore

Associate Producer
Katy Bunn-Davidson

Executive Producers
Chuck Hobbs
Kevin Nicewonder
Tim Popadic
Mark Popadic
Billy Dickson
Ryan O’Quinn

Edited by
Noah Pontell

Production Design
Zach Bangma

Director of Photography
Billy Dickson, ASC

Music by
Michael Reola

Casting by
Beverly Holloway, CSA

Starring
Ryan O’Quinn
Shawnee Smith
Danielle Nicolet
Kevin Sizemore
David DeLuise
and introducing Issac Ryan Brown