Johnny Royal Launches
Praetorian Motion Pictures Distribution Arm in Partnership with
Apple & Jackson Investment Trust

The first film released will be the feature-length documentary ‘Illuminated:The True Story of the Illuminati’
on DigitalHD & DVD July 30 and Theatrically with
33 Special Screenings across the United States

New ‘Illuminated’ Trailer Just Released

Los Angeles, CA (July 17, 2019) – Producer/writer/director Johnny Royal and his Praetorian Motion Pictures banner have launched a new distribution arm in partnership with Apple & Jackson Investment Trust, Royal announced today jointly with Angel Thompson, CEO, Apple & Jackson Investment Trust. The first film to be distributed by Praetorian will be the feature-length documentaryILLUMINATED: THE TRUE STORY OF THE ILLUMINATI, written/directed/and produced by Royal. The film will be released on all DigitalHD platforms, DVD, and theatrically on 33 screens July 30, 2019.

Praetorian will initially focus on supernatural, horror, occult, and dark spiritual films, both narrative and documentary feature films, releasing its titles theatrically on 10-500 screens, DigitalHD, DVD, and the soon-to-be-launched Praetorian Motion Pictures streaming channel. Praetorian debuted the release trailer for Illuminated today.

The Los Angeles Premiere of ILLUMINATED: THE TRUE STORY OF THE ILLUMINATI, will be 9pm, July 30, at The Venue of Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 200, 2nd Floor Hollywood & Highland, with Red Carpet Arrivals 8-9pm, screening at 9:30pm, followed by a Q&A with Director Johnny Royal. There are limited tickets available for purchase by the public. For tickets and info:

Employing stunning imagery and thought-provoking interviews, ILLUMINATED: THE TRUE STORY OF THE ILLUMINATI dives into the fascinating group and shines a spotlight on the truth behind the mysteries. Johnny Royal (“33 & Beyond: The Royal Art of Freemasonry”) directs the riveting documentary, which reveals the true historical origins of the Illuminati by examining their hand-written documents from the late 18th century, along with faithful reenactments of the secret society’s authentic rituals which have never been previously seen by the public.

The documentary features interviews with authors Josef Wäges and Reinhard Markner, who first translated the authentic rituals and literature of the Illuminati, and then compiled into the monograph, The Secret School of Wisdom; Illuminati historian Dr. Olaf Simons (University of Erfurt); Masonic and fraternal historian Adam Kendall; Grand Master of the Women’s Grand Lodge of California, Teresita Arechiga; filmmaker Brian Butler (“Babalon Working”); radio host Clyde Lewis and executive producer Ron Patton (“Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis); and Masonic student Eric Bertolli.

Royal and Praetorian Motion Pictures are best known for the groundbreaking documentary, “33 & Beyond: The Royal Art of Freemasonry,” which was a huge success on DigitalHD and DVD after a limited theatrical run in 2017.

Royal will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer, and Director/Writer for Praetorian Motion Pictures, and Angel Thompson will serve as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Producer for its content. Also joining Praetorian is Adrian Fulle, as president of production and acquisitions. Praetorian Motion Pictures is represented by Scott Goldman of the Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz law firm.

“Sometimes the truth is more shocking than fiction. The true story of the Illuminati is one of those examples,” said Royal. ‘”Illuminated’ is a story of rebellion, love, loss, and the power of the human condition,” he added.

The producing team behind ILLUMINATED: THE TRUE STORY OF THE ILLUMINATI includes: Executive Producers Johnny Royal, Angel Thompson, and Josef Wages; Producers Reinhard Markner, and Dago Rodriguez; and Associate Producers Martin Pierron and David Roberson.

Illuminated Trailer

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