The weekend success of ’33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY’ has NBC on their toes, with fans are demanding additional screeners.

Los Angeles, CA – October 19, 2017

California Freemasons are shining in USA’s spotlight.

After seven years in the making, TriCoast Entertainment and Praetorian Motion Pictures, in conjunction with the Grand Lodge of CA Freemasons, hosted the red carpet, world premiere of Johnny Royal’s enticing and eye-opening feature length documentary, “33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY” at the Masonic Theater Grand Lodge of Freemasonry in San Francisco last Friday, October 13th

Photo (from left to right): Variety’s Adrian Fulle, Producer Robert Doan, Director Johnny Royal, and CA Past Mason Grand Master R. Stephen Doan.

ABC Fox ran a special piece on the origins of Friday the 13th and spotlighted the world premiere here:

Photo: Director Johnny Royal with fans at world premiere of documentary, “33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY”.

But Friday the 13th was nothing by lucky for the California Freemasons. Director Royal and his celebrated cast left hundreds of Freemasons and non-Freemasons walking out of the Masonic Theater Grand Lodge of Freemasonry with excitement and anticipation for the film’s nationwide theatrical run which will begin in December.

Royal’s recent interview with Greg Stewart from Masonic Traveler examined personal aspects of why and how the film was made.

Masonic Traveler (MT): Why did Johnny Royal make this movie about Freemasonry?

Johnny Royal (JR): In 2010, as I was going through the rituals of the Blue Lodge degrees, I felt a calling to share the depth of the emotional experience I had while going through the work. My dad died when I was 14 and I searched for answers and until I encountered Freemasonry, I was looking for answers on spirituality. The film is the hero’s quest and is a love letter to our fraternity.

Expanding on the hero’s journey play out in the Masonic traditions, Royal told Stewart, “The idea of the hero’s quest in the film aligns with the thinking of Joseph Campbell. In Masonic rituals we have all of these characters who represent heros and villains. This leads to the idea that we have the individual ability to either be the hero or villain in our daily lives.”

With such success, “33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY” will soon be featured in several cities, including: Nashville, TN, Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Guthrie, OK, Alexandria, LA, Charleston, SC, Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, and dozens more. 

Photo (from left to right): Supervising Editor Jasonason Pachomski, Director Johnny Royal and Producer Robert Doan after Friday’s Q&A for “33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY” in San Francisco.

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”).

Watch the “33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY” trailer here: Order your pre-release Blu-Ray and DVD copy at For more information, please visit and

33 & BEYOND: THE ROYAL ART OF FREEMASONRY (2017, 90 min.) Written and Directed by Johnny Royal. Supervising Editor: Jason Pachomski. Cinematographers: Pablo Diez, Philipp Friesenbichler and Daryl Gilmore. Original Music: Juliette Beavan, Sean Beavan, Ernest Chapman and Johnny Royal. US, English. Praetorian Motion Pictures, TriCoast Entertainment.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Praetorian Motion Pictures


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