Believe’s primary focus is creating entertainment that affects change. My co-founder Ryan Gielen started out as an independent filmmaker and I started out as an actor. He had award-winning films in festivals around the world. I was performing in national commercials and off-Broadway. But we never really felt fulfilled. We wanted to take the art we loved and use it to improve lives, to make the work about more than ourselves. Over a meal and a few drinks I shared the story of losing my brother, Adam, to hemophilia. Within a few months we were working together to reach young people like Adam through educational comedy, and our webseries Stop the Bleeding! was born. We parlayed the success of the web series to pitch other impactful projects aimed at varying demos, and today our work in the health space is broad, deep and diverse. Please click around, and reach out with questions. We would love to help bring your educational and inspirational messages to the world.
3-part stop-motion animation series on living as a young woman with von Willebrand disease.
Better You Know
15-part series bringing real voices of women with von Willebrands to the community, encouraging empathy, communication and early diagnosis.
Feature documentary following Chris Bombardier, the first person with severe hemophilia to attempt to summit Mount Everest.
Treatment For All
10-part documentary series on the disparity of care for people with bleeding disorders in the developing world.
Stop The Bleeding!
Award-winning comedic educational web series about a bleeding disorders nonprofit, for kids, families and young adults.
Original Gameshow style event designed to teach bleeding disorder community members about critical changes to health insurance platforms.