The Masked Saint Press Release

November 11, 2015
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A pastor who also wrestles? “The Masked Saint” is based on a true story about one pastor’s mission to help his community by risking his identity and returns to his former life as a wrestler. The triumphant story follows one man’s journey and struggle between helping others and the consequences he faces doing this. It’s a film that many of us can relate to. A family-oriented action biopic inspired by true events, “The Masked Saint” is written by Scott Crowell and Brett Granstaff, directed by Warren P. Sonoda, produced by Cliff McDowell, co-produced by David Anselmo and executive produced by Gary Granstaff and Joe Sisto.

The movie stars Brett Granstaff (Vice) as Christopher ‘The Saint’ Samuels, Lara Jean Chorostecki (Hannibal), Oscar and Emmy nominee Diahann Carroll (“Grey’s Anatomy,” White Collar) who won a Golden Globe for her performance in “Julia,” Patrick McKenna (“The Red Green Show”), James Preston Rogers (Pixels) and the late Rowdy Roddy Piper (“They Live”).

About the movie:
“The Masked Saint” follows the journey of former professional wrestler Christopher ‘The Saint’ (Samuels Granstaff), who retires from the ring to settle down as a small town pastor. When Samuels witnesses rampant problems in the community, he decides to moonlight as a masked vigilante fighting the injustice. While facing crises at home and at the church, Samuels must evade the police and somehow reconcile his secret, violent identity with his calling as a pastor. Inspired by the life of Pastor Chris Whaley, “The Masked Saint” is based on the book of the same name by Whaley.

The film will be the debut project under Ridgerock Entertainment Group’s new ‘Ridgerock Faith’ division (operated by executives Brett Granstaff and Gary Granstaff who served as executive producers on the recent blockbuster hit film “Black Mass”).

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Sarah Brock and Sean DeArmond have been married since January 31st, 2009. They're devout Christians and have been involved in the film industry for many years. Sarah is currently focusing her time on Hollywood Jesus and nutrition and Sean is a librarian. They reside in Alabama.

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