Masquerade (2015)

DVD Release: August 1, 2016
Masquerade (2015)


Simon, a young boy mature beyond his age, sees the world without pretense. He realizes that adults complicate things more than necessary, hide behind masks, and are less than honest with each other regarding their true character. Chris (Simon’s father) is the assistant pastor at his church and struggles at times to manage his own busy life while dealing with those around him who seem phony. If Chris really wants to make a difference, he has to learn how to start with himself.

Dove Review

Masquerade is a terrific story about the masks that people sometimes wear and that removing the mask is the best way to face the truth.

Chris and Michelle are a young couple, the assistant pastors at a church, but when the lead pastor has an affair, Chris becomes the lead pastor. Michelle becomes concerned, due to their son’s and her own lack of time, about her now very-busy husband. They begin to have problems, and she questions whether taking the church was God’s will or her husband’s. She wants more income, and he has a servant’s heart. When his son wants to give his dad a congratulations note for becoming the new pastor, he waves his son away with his hand and tells him he’s too busy. Later he realizes just how much he is losing his family, and he has to face the truth that maybe the timing isn’t right for him to be leading a flock.

This movie deals with the stresses of the pulpit and church life and is an honest look at why people should make sure they are not donning masks, but removing them. We are pleased to award Masquerade our Dove-Approved Seal for ages 12+. This movie will encourage the viewer to drop the masks and face the truth.

Content Description

Faith: A family that discovers it isn't so easy to live the faith they confess when others aren't looking.
Integrity: The essence of the movie is about dealing with the truth, instead of faking it by masquerading as something you're not.
Sex: Comment that the former pastor had an affair, and he justifies his behavior to the new pastor, but the new pastor confronts him about it.
Language: Selfish Jerk-1
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Envy and bitterness; tension between characters; a father tells a lie to a child; domestic difficulties between a couple.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Writer: Babita Das; Larry Amon
Director: Larry Amon
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 39 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Ed C.