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Opening Day Alert: Today -- Action/Adventure Faith Film 'Beyond The Mask' Launches in 100-Plus Cities

The Only Family Movie Release this Weekend—and Great Special Effects


Contact: Michael Conrad, 

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 5, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- WHAT: After its record-breaking theatrical on-demand debut earlier this year, the swashbuckling BEYOND THE MASK launches in theaters nationwide today—in 100 cities. From Burns Family Studios and Freestyle Releasing, BEYOND THE MASK sets new standards for faith-films production values and special effects.

Local Show Times at BeyondtheMaskMovie.com

Across the country, BEYOND THE MASK also is available for on-demand theatrical showings.

WHO: From the cousin filmmaking team—Director Chad Burns and Producer Aaron Burns—BEYOND THE MASK was co-written by Stephen Kendrick (COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF) 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 launches in 100 cities nationwide Friday, June 5, 2015.

SYNOPSIS: The leading mercenary for the British East India Company, Will Reynolds, was double-crossed and now is on the run in the American colonies. To redeem his name and win back the woman he loves, Will hides behind a new mask, this time hoping to thwart his former employer. As his past life closes in on him, Will must gain the trust and help of his beloved Charlotte—and Ben Franklin!—as he races time to defuse a plot of historical proportions. BEYOND THE MASK is a revolutionary new family film bringing history to life in a faith-filled adventure that celebrates grace, liberty and the true freedom only in Christ.

Faith Film Sets Record for On-Demand Distribution
BEYOND THE MASK's initial April 6 Gathr launch opened in a record-setting 440-plus theaters nationwide--also with record pre-sales. For the next two weeks it posted a box-office-leading per screen sales average for the Monday-Wednesday time frame.

Action-Adventures Breaks New Ground for Faith Films
From GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY to THE AVENGERS, action-and-adventure owns the box office. Now from Burns Family Studios comes BEYOND THE MASK: Epic scope. Eye-popping special effects. Inspiring messages of grace, forgiveness, hope and love. Ask the Burns cousins how to balance grace and adventure.

From Homeschool to Silver Screen
Impressive stories abound about homeschooled kids—even whole families of them. How about a pair of homeschooled cousins making theatrical swashbucklers? Chad and Aaron Burns are breaking barriers by taking faith-and-family filmmaking into action-and-adventure films.

"Youngster-pleasing swashbuckling and parent-pleasing history." WORLD magazine

"Not your typical Christian movie." Christianity Today

"A revolutionary superhero." BeliefNet

"Mysterious...Exhilarating...Historical...Passionate...Faithful. A wild ride." Cross Point Magazine

"Faith-based action adventure." The Hollywood Reporter

"Stunning special effects." Christian Post

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

"Simply put—Amazing!" MoviePilot.com

"A groundbreaking, fast-paced action adventure with computer-generated images rivaling anything out of Hollywood."  Refreshed Magazine

For interviews, contact:  Michael Conrad  Michael@Lovell-Fairchild.com 214-616-0320

For more information, visit: BeyondtheMaskMovie.com

For press material, visit: Lovell-Fairchild.com

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.