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Last edited on: June 5, 2015.

Beyond the Mask is an historical action-and-adventure movie with a new level of special effects for an independent, faith-based movie. This swashbuckling action-and-adventure historical drama launches June 5 in one hundred cities coast to coast from Washington, D.C. to Seattle. Besides the 100-city debut, Beyond the Mask remains available in other locations in theaters on-demand. The film has opened through Gathr’s on-demand platform in April with a record-setting 440-plus theaters nationwide (with record box office results guaranteed before the premiere). In the two weeks following, the movie had a box-office-leading per screen sales average for the Monday-Wednesday time frame.

On June 4, Beyond the Mask shares the latest endorsements and sneak-peek preview videos with its supporters. Further, in ongoing, private communication and interviews with the Burns Family Studios for Beyond the Mask there is new information about the movie’s wide-distribution release on June 5 in theaters across the nation.

This record-setting project (largest theatrical on-demand release in history) has landed a theatrical distribution deal for theaters coast to coast, after the movie first came out on-demand the first of April (moviegoers had to purchase their tickets online for one-night only showings in theaters). It has remained in theaters on-demand and now is more widely available with tickets available at the door in theaters across the nation, starting June 5.

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Kara Kilmer stars in BEYOND THE MASK, the revolutionary new family adventure film in theaters nationwide on April 6; Photo Courtesy of Burns Family Studios.

“Gathr allows us to continue to schedule premieres across the country. So if the film isn’t in a city, fans just reserve a theater and bring it,” Producer Aaron Burns said. “Everything they need to see the movie is on our website…”

Film reviewers in mainstream and faith media have said that Beyond the Mask has defied and exceeded expectations for faith-based film. For example here are some of the statements to this effect:

“A plot of historical proportions.” Deadline Hollywood

“Stunning special effects.” Christian Post

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

“Simply put—Amazing!”

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The Burns brothers on the set of Beyond the Mask; Photo Courtesy of Burns Family Studios.

Beyond the Mask brings history to life with the story of Will Reynolds, who is leading mercenary for the British East India Company. Will, who has been double-crossed, is now on the run in the American colonies. To redeem his name and win back the woman with whom he’s never been fully truthful, Will takes on a new mask to overcome his nemesis, his former employer. As his past closes in on him, Will seeks to gain the trust and the help of his beloved Charlotte, as well as colonial leader Ben Franklin, as he races against time to defuse a plot of historical proportions. The revolutionary “Beyond the Mask” is a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty and the true freedom found only in Christ that is especially for inter-generational families, youths, and teenagers.

The back story behind the making of Beyond the Mask is amazing and fascinating. Aaron and Chad Burns have been homeschooled cousins. They making films with family members for fun and school projects. Early efforts transformed into the now Burns Family Studios.

Beyond the Mask is from now Director Chad Burns and now Producer Aaron Burns. The screenplay has been co-written by Stephen Kendrick (“Courageous,”) and Paul McCusker (associated with Focus on the Family). It features Andrew Cheney, Kara Killmer, and John Rhys-Davies (“Return to the Hiding Place” and “The Lord of the Rings” ).

Consumers who want more family-values, redemptive, hopeful movies that edify, enlighten, and entertain without degrading families, youths, and the culture, have positively supported and facilitated the success of movies such as “Beyond the Mask. Stay tuned for more about upcoming family and redemptive movies produced by independent and Hollywood studios for the edification and entertainment of moviegoers.


Written by Diane Howard, Ph.D, (Performance Studies),

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