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directed by Ryan Gielen
USA 2011


Will's (writer Brian W. Seibert) thirtieth birthday celebration starts off with a bang when his boyfriend Mateo (producer Ricardo Valdez) discovers that Will's family does not know he's gay (thanks to a drop in appearance by his intolerant sister). The party setup takes on a frosty tone felt by the arrival of the first guests, but Will's own lack of communication in the relationship is not the only problem. Mateo has secrets of his own, and they show up in the form of a very forward acquaintance. Throughout the night, Will realizes that his friends are his family as well as the value of speaking out both publicly (in a showy - since the actor also wrote it - but amusing argument with a Log Cabin Republican) and privately in his own relationships with his boyfriend and his sister. Directed by Ryan Gielen (DRINKING GAMES).

Eric Cotenas


Theatrical Release: 3 May 2013 (USA)

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DVD Review: Believe Limited - Region 0 - NTSC

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Believe Limited

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:19:03

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 7.12 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Subtitles English (for Spanish dialogue), none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Believe Limited

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• Audio Commentary by director Ryan Gielen, producers Ricardo Valdez and Holly Lynn Ellis, and actor/producer Brian W. Seibert (LPCM 2.0 stereo)
• Photo Gallery
• Trailer (16:9; 2:16)

DVD Release Date: September 24th, 2013




Believe Limited's manufactured-on-demand DVD-R sports a strong single-layer encoding of this DSLR-photographed production. Colors are vivid without bleeding while the HD handycam footage is sharp but intentionally paler (highlights occasionally blow out on both, but this is the fault of the original photography). The Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo track has clear dialogue and a realistic mix for the film (most of which takes place outdoors with background noises and airplanes passing overhead). There is some Spanish dialogue in the film, and there are optional English subtitles for it; however, they are not turned on by default and there is no menu option to select them.

The chatty audio commentary track (in LPCM 2.0 stereo) points out some of the structural devices of the script that are not readily apparent (although Seibert wrote it, producer/co-star Ellis is the more analytical about the plot points). Gielen focuses mainly on the technical aspects and acknowledges the contributions of the crew, while co-star/producer Valdez is the best at keeping up the momentum and focus of the conversation with prompting questions and observations. An authoring error causes the film to play with the commentary when the trailer is selected on the menu screen. The trailer is indeed present on the disc but a title search is required to access it.

  - Eric Cotenas


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