MEDIA RELEASE: Cineflix Productions’ Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey Wins at the Canadian Screen Awards

May 27, 2020

The third night of the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards virtual presentation saw Cineflix win two awards for Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey. Celebrating the best in scripted, the television movie was honoured with the award for Best TV Movie and Best Writing, TV Movie for Christina Welsh.  

Starring Katie Douglas, David James Elliott, and Rossif Sutherland, Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey recounts the incredible kidnapping of 17-year-old Lisa McVey, who after working a late shift at the local donut shop is taken prisoner and raped by a sadistic predator. Before the shocking event, Lisa had already endured years of abuse by a family membermand was contemplating suicide. But now she finds herself in a desperate fight for survival. She not only finds the will to go on but works to outsmart her captor. After escaping no one believes her shocking story, and it isn’t until a kind-hearted detective takes the time to truly connect with Lisa that the authorities realize that not only is it all true, but that Lisa holds the key to finding her cruel attacker.

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey is a Cineflix (Believe Me) Inc. production. Jeff Vanderwal, Charles Tremayne, and Sherri Rufh are the Executive Producers, and Kim Bondi is Producer. Jim Donovan directs from a script written by Christina Welsh.


About Cineflix Productions
Cineflix Productions is a leading supplier of must-watch content for global networks and streamers. From its production and development hubs in Toronto and New York, the company’s talented creative teams produce some of TV’s longest-running international hits like American Pickers and critically acclaimed Mayday: Air Disaster, and developed one of the biggest TV franchises, Property Brothers. Cineflix Productions also has a slate of gripping true-crime series including Children of the Snow, Homicide: Hours to Kill, and The Eleven, as well as TV movies like Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey and I Was Lorena Bobbitt. Cineflix Productions is part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.

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