RECORD-SETTING ‘BEYOND THE MASK’ LAUNCHES DVD SALES NATIONWIDE; From Kickstarter to Record-Breaker, a Swashbuckling Faith-Family Film; Co-Written by Producer and Writer of Box Office Champ ‘War Room’

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From Kickstarter to Record-Breaker, a Swashbuckling Faith-Family Film; Co-Written by Producer and Writer of Box Office Champ ‘War Room’
WHAT               Announcing DVD sales nationwide for the swashbuckling faith film BEYOND THE MASK, a record-setter for Theatrical On Demand distribution. BEYOND THE MASK also earned 87 percent fan approval on Rotten Tomatoes and turned in robust box office sales.

WHO                From the cousin team of faith filmmakers—Director Chad Burns and Producer Aaron Burns—BEYOND THE MASK was co-written by Stephen Kendrick—producer and writer of WAR ROOM, the current box-office sensation—and Paul McCusker (Adventures in Odyssey).

BEYOND THE MASK stars Andrew Cheney (SEASONS OF GRAY), Kara Killmer (Chicago Fire) and John Rhys-Davies (RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE, THE LORD OF THE RINGS).

WHEN              BEYOND THE MASK DVDs are available in stores nationwide.


Behind the scenes with BEYOND THE MASK

    • Interviews with lead members of cast and crew
    • Taking a revolutionary story from page to screen
    • Meet the characters
  • The story behind those amazing special effects

SYNOPSIS     The leading mercenary for the British East India Company, Will Reynolds, has been double-crossed and now is on the run in the American colonies. Working to redeem his  name and win back the woman with whom he’s never been fully truthful, Will takes on a new mask in hopes of thwarting his former employer. As his past life closes in  on him, Will somehow must gain the trust and help of his beloved Charlotte—as well as  Ben Franklin—while he races time to defuse a plot of historical proportions. BEYOND THE MASK is a revolutionary new family film that brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ.

NEWS HOOKS From Kickstarter to Record-Breaker, ‘Beyond the Mask’ Breaks New Ground    for Faith Films
What a story! Homeschooled cousins—and filmmakers—go bold with a Kickstarter campaign for a faith film that reaches new heights of Computer Generated Images and stakes out the action-adventure genre. Then, first distributed by Gathr’s on-demand platform, BEYOND THE MASK opens at a record-setting 440-plus theaters nationwide with record box office results guaranteed before the premiere. That leads to a national theatrical release with Freestyle Releasing, praise from critics and fans and, now, a DVD release. Talk to cousins and filmmakers Chad and Aaron Burns about this remarkable journey.

In Good Company—‘Beyond the Mask’ Co-Writer’s also Wrote WAR ROOM
WAR ROOM—a faith film from the Kendrick Brothers—took the No. 2 spot at the box office its opening weekend, then knocked STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON from the top spot over Labor Day. Before that project, producer and writer Stephen Kendrick co-wrote BEYOND THE MASK. Talk to BEYOND THE MASK creators Chad and Aaron Burns about the growing community of faith filmmakers as this genre grows up . . . and cleans up.

A Hero’s Words from ‘Beyond the Mask’s’ Villain—John Rhys-Davies
He was the villain in BEYOND THE MASK, the beloved dwarf Gimli in THE LORD OF THE RINGS and is an articulate commenter on the plight of Christians in the Middle East and what that portends for Western civilization. Renowned actor John Rhys-Davies grew up in post-World War II Europe and knows something of the many faces of evil. He talked on Adam Corolla’s podcast about the dangers of the West losing “our moral compass.” Talk to BEYOND THE MASK filmmakers about the moral example they drew from America’s founding, and parallels today. Hear John’s podcast here.

“Simply put—Amazing!”

“A groundbreaking, fast-paced action adventure with computer-generated images rivaling anything out of Hollywood.” The Baptist Press

“Stunning special effects.” Christian Post

“On the same stage as NATIONAL TREASURE and ZORRO.” Plugged In

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About Burns Family Studios
Burns Family Studios happened when families with a passion for creative storytelling aimed to share the joy of Christ. Its first feature film, PENDRAGON: SWORD OF HIS FATHER, a historic epic, was set in the Dark Ages of Britain. Since its 2008 debut, PENDRAGON has been recognized at 15 film festivals, purchased by the world’s largest Christian TV network, distributed across North America and dubbed by foreign distributors into Spanish, German and Portuguese.



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