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About The Masked Saint

Masked Saint revolves around the life of Chris Samuels (Brett Granstaff, “Set Up”, “Vice”), a professional wrestler and family man who realizes he needs something more. His calling to become a pastor prompts him to retire from wrestling and move with his wife (Lara Jean Chorostecki, “Hannibal”, and “Copper”) and daughter (T.J. McGibbon, “Lucky 7”) to a small town. Yet the battles he faced in the ring are minor compared to the challenges he must overcome at his new church. From an overbearing congregant (Patrick McKenna, “The Rick Mercer Report”, and “Red Green Show”) and failing attendance to mounting bills for church repairs, Samuels has his hands full.

Samuels finds an ally in Miss Edna (Diahann Carroll, “White Collar”, “Dynasty”), an elderly woman who gives him sage advice and shares her wisdom in a book of writings. Unbeknownst to him, she is also a wrestling fan and encourages him to use his talents to take action tricking him into reconnecting with his old colleagues including a shady wrestling promoter (Roddy Piper, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “WWE Smackdown”).

Afterwards, when Samuels stumbles onto a fight on the seedy side of town, his wrestling skills take down the assailant and a masked vigilante is born.

In order to raise some funds, Samuels returns to the ring professionally, and things begin to seemingly improve for the church. His life as a pastor and wrestler soon take up most of his time though – not to mention Samuels’ shrouded crime fighter is now being sought by the police. His talent, as well as his violent secret identity, begins to overshadow his calling as a Pastor and it takes his faith, family and Miss Edna to remind him about grace, goodness and the truth.

Cast & Crew

Cast

Brett Granstaff

Chris "The Saint" Samuels

Lara Jean Chorostecki

Michelle Samuels

Roddy Piper

Nicky Stone

Patrick McKenna

Judd Lumpkin

T.J. McGibbon

Carrie Samuels

Crew

James Griffith

Director of Photography

The Real "Masked Saint"

Chris Whaley

Pastor and Author whose real life story inspired the film, “The Masked Saint”
Press Coverage

Foxnews.com
Interview with Brett Granstaff promoting “The Masked Saint” on FOX411
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/01/07/wrestling-meets-faith-in-new-movie-masked-saint-with-rowdy-roddy-piper/

The Dove Foundation
Interview with Brett Granstaff and Pastor Chris Whaley promoting “The Masked Saint”
http://www.dove.org/interview-with-pastor-chris-whaley-and-brett-granstaff-the-masked-saint/

The Marilu Henner Show
Interview with Pastor Chris Whaley promoting “The Masked Saint”
http://www.marilushow.com/?p=7837

HollywoodJesus.com
The Masked Saint – Movie Review
http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/the-masked-saint-movie-review/

Newsmax TV’s “Newsmax Now”
Interview with Brett Granstaff promoting “The Masked Saint”
http://www.newsmaxtv.com/vod/Newsmax-Now–Brett-Granstaff-discusses-the-movie-The-Masked-Saint-out-January-8/vid/FjZDEwMDE62t4apX0Jpo2HIY-m72F1FR/

The Christian Post
Interview with Brett Granstaff promoting “The Masked Saint”
http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-masked-saint-movie-wrestling-true-story-pro-wrestler-turned-pastor-best-picture-winner-154180/

PIX 11’s “Sports Desk” and “Morning News”
Interview with Brett Granstaff promoting “The Masked Saint”
http://pix11.com/2016/01/06/the-masked-saint-star-brett-granstaff-talks-about-his-new-movie/

KBRT’s “The Bottom Line”
Interview with Brett Granstaff promoting “The Masked Saint” (audio)
https://soundcloud.com/user-911963970-259533489/january-5th-2016

KBRT’s “The Bottom Line”
Interview with Brett Granstaff promoting “The Masked Saint” (audio)
https://soundcloud.com/user-911963970-259533489/january-5th-2016

CBS Local Sports
Picked up “Brown and Scoop” interview with Jeff Jarrett promoting “The Masked Saint”
http://sports.cbslocal.com/2016/01/05/jeff-jarrett-gives-his-top-5-wrestlers-of-all-time/

Beliefnet
Movie Preview: “The Masked Saint”
http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/faithmediaandculture/2015/08/movie-preview-the-masked-saint.html

BREATHEcast
‘The Masked Saint’ Releases Movie Trailer
http://www.breathecast.com/articles/masked-saint-movie-releases-video-31635/

Christian Cinema
The Masked Saint – Dove “Faith-Friendly”
http://www.christiancinema.com/catalog/article_info.php?articles_id=10565

Christian Film Database
The Masked Saint
http://www.christianfilmdatabase.com/review/the-masked-saint/

Dove Foundation
The Masked Saint – Dove “Faith-Friendly” For Ages 12 and Over
http://www.dove.org/review/10960-the-masked-saint/

FOX Sports
Check out the late Roddy Piper in trailer for movie ‘The Masked Saint’
http://www.foxsports.com/buzzer/story/roddy-piper-wwe-hall-of-famer-in-trailer-for-movie-the-masked-saint-110315

Hollywood Jesus
The Masked Saint
http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/the-masked-saint/

Miami Herald
Global Force Wrestling, Ridgerock Entertainment team to promote ‘The Masked Saint’ with Roddy Piper
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/fighting/article31281692.html

Relevant Magazine
Here’s the Trailer for ‘The Masked Saint’ About a Wrestling, Crime-Fighting Pastor
http://www.relevantmagazine.com/slices/heres-trailer–masked-saint-about-wrestling-crime-fighting-pastor

Sports Keeda
WWE Diva expecting her first child, Roddy Piper’s last movie releasing in 2016, details
http://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/wwe-diva-expecting-her-first-child-roddy-pipers-last-movie-releasing-in-2016-details

Village Voice
The Masked Saint
http://www.villagevoice.com/movies/the-masked-saint-7118220

Wrestle Zone
Global Force Wrestling Promoting One of Roddy Piper’s Final Films, Jeff Jarrett Comments
http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/607575-press-release-global-force-wrestling-promoting-one-of-roddy-pipers-final-films-jeff-jarrett-comments

Wrestling Inc.
Jeff Jarrett And Global Force Wrestling Promoting One Of Roddy Piper’s Final Movies
http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0812/599361/jeff-jarrett-and-global-force-wrestling-to-help-promote-one-of/