Directed by Don
Argott (DeLorean,Batman & Bill,The Art of the
Steal),Believerfollows Mormon Dan Reynolds, frontman for the Grammy
Award-winning band Imagine Dragons, as he takes on a new mission to explore how
the Mormon Church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate
amongst teens in the state of Utah, his concern with the church’s policies
sends him on an unexpected path of acceptance and change.
documents a year of Reynolds’ life during the process of organizing the
first-ever LoveLoud Festival concert in Orem, Utah, to benefit such gay rights
organizations as GLAAD and the Trevor Project, among others.
WhileBelievertakes a broader look at The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints’ treatment of LGBTQ members, it also focuses on the suicide
rate in the community, which has skyrocketed in the last decade. The film
centers on Reynolds, Aja Volkman, his wife and fellow musician, and Tyler
Glenn, frontman for Neon Trees, among others.
composed the score forBelieverand contributed to one of the two
original songs Reynolds wrote for the film, giving music an integral role in
its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.