Alex Russell is in Rockhampton this weekend for the premiere of his new movie.
Alex Russell is in Rockhampton this weekend for the premiere of his new movie. Chris Ison

Alex Russell returns to CQ to share new film

ROCKHAMPTON'S home-grown rising star Alex Russell will return to CQ next week to present his latest work, Believe Me.

The film, a comedy-drama about a college student turned con artist who hopes to profit from naive churchgoers, opened in New York on September 26 to great reviews.

Alex will introduce the film to audiences before the film begins.

The storyline revolves around college senior Sam (Alex Russell).

Smart, handsome and charming, there is no one who can say no to him.

But when a surprise tuition bill leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, Sam is forced to think outside the box.

Convincing his three roommates they can make a killing exploiting the gullible church crowd, the guys start a sham charity and begin campaigning across the country, raising funds for a cause as fake as their message.

But when sweet tour manager Callie - the object of Sam's affections - discovers their ruse, it's Sam's moment, alone in the spotlight, to decide what he really believes.

Proceeds from the Rockhampton screening at the Pilbeam Theatre on Sunday, October 12, will go to the Central Queensland Performing Arts Foundation.

The foundation aims to provide opportunities for young people from the region to follow their dream in the performing arts.

Alex has performed in more than 10 short and feature films.

He's best known for starring roles in the 2012 film Chronicle and the 2013 film Carrie.

The 26-year-old graduated the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) before heading to the US to make a name for himself as an actor.

Alex will catch up with his family, friends and fans while visiting his home town next week.

Believe Me

WHERE: Pilbeam Theatre

WHEN: Sunday, October 12, at 7pm.

TICKETS: $10 each, with proceeds going to the Central Queensland Performing Arts Foundation.

BOOKINGS: pilbeamtheatre.com.au or 4927 4111



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