True Believer

Alarmed by the evangelical movement’s embrace of Trump, Robb Ryerse, a progressive evangelical and lifelong Republican, is called to step away from the pulpit and into the public square in order to inject love, and what he feels to be true Christian values, into the toxic battlefield of American politics. Refusing to take corporate donations, Robb must struggle to raise the $15,000 required simply to get on the Republican ballot—the highest ballot access fee in the nation. True Believer is a spark of non-partisan idealism in a time of political rancor, illuminating the barriers that prevent average Americans from running for office.

The Atlantic – The Atlantic Selects series

The Atlantic knocks it out of the park with this one. Such an intimate and nuanced story in 2019. I never imagined I would see such a sane and decent Republican. It really goes to show how much corporate interests have distorted our view of politics.”

The Jefferson Exchange – Interview with Robb Ryerse & Josh Gleason
Santa Fe Radio KTRC – Interview with Josh Gleason
April 11-15, 2019 – Ashland Film Festival (Official Selection) – Ashland, OR
June 22, 2019 – Nantucket Film Festival (Official Selection) – Nantucket, MA
July 28, 2019 – Woods Hole Film Festival (Official Selection) – Woods Hole, MA 
October 18 & 20, 2019 – Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (Official Selection) – Santa Fe, NM
March 27-29, 2020 The Annapolis Film Festival (Official Selection) – Annapolis, MD