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A feature film adaptation of the novel Believers in Love by Alan Clay

A father and 8 year old daughter team of sand-sculptors, embark on a crazy adventure, exploring the transient nature of art and life, from Bondi Beach to the Adelaide Fringe and on to the Auckland Festival, finding love and discovering the magic in life.

Artmedia is developing a feature film, True Believers, based on the novel, 'Believers in Love' by Alan Clay.  Check out the story synopsis. The film is being mounted as a New Zealand/Australia co-production and the script is at third draft stage. Linda Seger, the renowned American author of 'Making a Good Script Great', is working as script consultant on the film.

Specialist sand artist Jino van Bruinessen will work on the production. The photos on the reviews and story synopsis pages are of Jino's work. Tony Cronin from Adelaide will do Production Design and New Zealander Stewart Fulljames will be Art Director. Sydney-based Garfield Darlington, who shot Butterfly Crush, will be Director of Photography.

We are currently casting the movie. Find more information on the casting on our auditions page.


'Believers in Love' received good reviews in America and Canada, where Alan was invited to tour literary festivals in 2003.

"Novelist Alan Clay breaks the mold of traditional romance to make it an art of creation in BELIEVERS IN LOVE. The light tone of the narrative belies the profound observations of life, art and love. Delightful anecdotes interspersed amid the narrative voices keep the pace moving even as the shifting point of views that become a voyage of discovery. BELIEVERS IN LOVE is a powerfully creative work with prose that sings like poetry, in addition to philosophical observations that may be picked up like shells upon the seashore. Beautifully told and evocatively rendered, BELIEVERS IN LOVE comes very highly recommended." Amazon Top 50 Reviewer 

On this site you can find information on the auditions for the roles in this movie and check out reviews of the book 'Believers in Love', on which the film is based.

You can also check out our first feature film Butterfly Crush, including the production credits and photos, read an outline of Butterfly Crush, watch the podcasts  or the trailer for the film.

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last updated 08 October 2012