I first heard of Burns Family Studios back in 2010 when our distributor told us about their first movie Pendragon. I started following their filmmaking and was excited to hear that they were working on a Revolutionary War period drama. I love American history so I couldn’t wait to see what they would do with it. I wasn’t disappointed. I had high hopes for the movie, but even so, it exceeded my expectations. Over four years in the making, it exemplifies excellence in filmmaking.

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Beyond the Mask is the story of Will Reynolds, the leading mercenary for the British East India Company, who has just been double-crossed and now is on the run in the American Colonies. Working to redeem his name and win back the affections of the woman with whom he’s never been fully truthful, Will hides behind a new mask in hopes of thwarting his former employer. As his past life closes in on him, Will must somehow gain the trust and the help of his beloved Charlotte – as well as Ben Franklin – while he races against time to defuse a plot of historical proportions.

As a lover of history, I appreciate the attention to detail that Paul McCusker took in making sure that the film accurately portrayed history and brought it to life. I also appreciate the work of the wardrobe, location, and props teams in creating period correct details.

The writing, the acting, the cinematography, the musical score, everything about Beyond the Mask is done to the highest of standards. It’s an action packed love story that will appeal both to men and women, boys and girls of all ages. It can hold its own with Hollywood movies and can be enjoyed by both secular and Christian audiences.

Beyond the Mask is coming to theaters this Friday and is definitely a must-see event. To learn more, visit the website.

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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