If you think there's no such thing as Santa Claus, there's a few hundred very big men would like to prove you wrong. Believe: The True Story of Real Bearded Santas is a cinematic sleigh ride deep into the strange but true world of the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas, the most exclusive and elite collection of Santas in the world. Anyone can don a red suit and fake beard to play Santa for a day. These men are Santa – all year, every day, and especially on Christmas.
Janson Media today announced the release of the Paget Films' feature-length documentary film, to worldwide television, digital and non-theatrical markets. Believe chronicles a year in the life of several actual real bearded Santas from across the country, exploring the lives of men who not only still believe in Santa Claus… they think they are Santa Claus.
Along the journey into this strange subculture we visit the prestigious Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Michigan, the Beverly Hills costume shop specializing in authentic suits for the most discriminating Santas, and join several hundred Santas at the almost unbelievable annual trade show and convention of the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas.
Filmmakers John Paget and James Waugh have collaborated on several award-winning and nationally broadcast documentaries on iconic American topics like Route 66, Elvis Impersonators and Alcatraz Prison.
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