After a long break we are back with our newest film! Check out Mclean, Texas! This little town outside Amarillo is home to The Devil's Rope Museum, Route 66 Museum and the Mclean-Alanreed Historical Museum.

Super special thanks to Delbert Trew for all the great info and the insight of Marjorie Fish.

Director/ Editor
Coleman Anderson

Director of Photography
Erik Clapp

Patti Bandy

Aerial Photography
Chris Gomez

Music Composer/Director
Paul Boll

Graphics/Art Direction
Nicole Ellis

Shot and Edited in 4k on the Black Magic Ursa Cinema Camera in Widescreen Anamorphic Format.

Spanish Fort (FILM)

This is a short companion piece for Spanish Fort we covered awhile back. You can check out all the awesome photos HERE. It doesn't have any interviews but it has some great shots and outlook into some of the interesting parts of the town.

As always thanks to the awesome Paul Boll for putting this custom soundtrack together for us!

We are in pre-production for the next film. See you then!

Richland Springs

Our 2nd trip took took us to San Saba county that took us to the Regency Suspension Bridge and then to the town of Richland Springs. We met some great people while we were there and learned a lot about the town and its agriculture roots. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below !


Special Thanks to Lisa Young and James Hammett

Director/Editor - Coleman Anderson
Director of Photography - Erik Clapp
Still Photography/Research - Patti Bandy
Music by Paul Boll

Shot anamorphic on Black Magic Ursa and Black Magic Pocket Camera.

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Check out our first of hopefully many films here at Once Upon A Town! Our first excursion we set out to to the western part of north Texas (think past Wichita Falls but not to Amarillo) and then headed back south . In the middle of the trip we visited Thalia, Texas in between Vernon and Crowell off highway 70. This town has some great history and plenty of buildings still standing.

There we met Rocky Wisdom and the Gray family who loved to talk about the town and its history and let us in the almost century old school building. Check it out here and help spread the word !

Credits and Technical info after the video.


Director/Editor : Coleman Anderson
Director of Photography : Erik Clapp
Research and Still Photography : Patti Bandy
Music Composers: Paul Unger and Paul Boll

Primary Camera : GH4 in 4k Anamorphic with Anamorphot lens (Erik Clapp)
B Camera : Black Magic Pocket Camera (Coleman Anderson)
Graded with Osiris/Impulz Luts