Two Brethren from California, Johnny Royal and Robert Doan have spent the last seven years producing a documentary about the Fraternity they love entitled “33 and beyond: The Royal Art of Freemasonry”.
ABCnewswire.com says “The movie is noted as the first film to fully examine the entire American Masonic structure, providing answers from prominent members of the Masonic Brotherhood to long-time questions – the purpose and meaning of the rituals, why people join, the unique culture of the Masonic fraternity, and where the future of the ancient society is headed.
The film provides the viewer with a real behind the scenes perspective of the Masons path to enlightenment, as Freemasons from across the country share their personal experiences within the fraternity and the ultimate overarching narrative of their own “hero’s quest”.
“What begins to surface is a realization that we [the candidates] are able to be the hero or the villain in our daily lives, based on the choices we make. Freemasonry truly is a progressive moral science interlaced throughout the narrative structure of the Hero’s Quest,” says director Johnny Royal.
“33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY” is a film about the shared experience of membership in the world’s oldest fraternity. Through poignant interviews and beautiful photography the film highlights the worldwide legacy of Freemasons and their perspectives on these timeless rituals and their place in the world around them.
Royal’s team on the film includes California Freemasons Producer Robert Doan, Producer, Music Supervisor, Composer, and Re-Recording Mixer Sean Beavan (Lost Highway, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson,) Supervising Editor Jason Pachomski (Bates Motel, Hand of God), and Composer and Co-Producer Tennessee Freemason Ernest Chapman. The team also includes Co-Producer and Composer Juliette Beavan, as well as Visual FX Supervisor Zach Brinkerhoff (“Thor” and “X-Men First Class”).”
Royal and Doan who were interviewed on Robert Johnson’s “Whence came you?” podcast told Robert the movie will have it’s premier on Friday, October 13 during the Grand Lodge of California’s Grand Communication. The premier is open to the public tickets can be purchased here.and will be shown in venues in ten major cities before being released on DVD and video on demand.
To find more information and updates about the movie and news about venues, etc follow the movie’s Facebook page