Mclean,Texas

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

Research/Stills
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

One thing we can all agree on is how hot Texas is in July. We woke up at 4am to visit a few towns just so we could beat the heat. The first town we hit was Spanish Fort located in Montague county.

Spanish Fort has some interesting history. The Taovaya Indians called the area home around the 1750's. After the Taovaya raided a nearby Presidio, the Spanish retaliated.  The Indian fort was heavily protected and armed. Over 6,000 Indians fought and held the Spanish off until the Spanish retreated.

Later an Anglo settler found a Spanish artifact and mistakenly named it Spanish Fort. The town has some fascinating history. Read more about it here :

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hns64

We arrived right at sunrise so we didn't meet too many locals other than a couple friendly cowboys riding horses across from the old school.

Big thanks to Patti Bandy and Mark Mayr for going on the trip with me. Video to follow in a few weeks !

-Coleman

Melvin

Melvin was the only town we went to during our 3rd film exploration but Patti has a excellent group of photos you can see here. Once we set up shop there and started looking around everyone there was super friendly and was more than happy to tell us about their town.


In addition to our awesome regular crew of creatives we have some aerial video by Chris Gomez and a graphic for the opening by Becca Chavoya. I think they really helped bring a special feel and cinematic look to the piece. Thanks guys!

Dont forget to share and leave us feedback ! We are looking for the next town for our 5th film so stay tuned.

Special Thanks : Mayor Chad Holubec and R.L. Hangroves

Credits
Producer/Editor/Director - Coleman Anderson
Director of Photography - Erik Clapp
Research/Stills- Patti Bandy
Drone Photography- Chris Gomez
Music- Paul Boll and Paul Unger
Melvin Graphic - Beccas Chavoya

Tech
Shot in 4K on the Black Magic Ursa

Cranfills Gap

Main photographer Patti Nelson Bandy took off on her own one Sunday and came back with some great finds. Cranfills Gap is located in both Bosque and Hamilton counties.  Here is small excerpt from the town's website

"The town was named for George Eaton Cranfill, who in 1851 had settled near the gap in a mountain on the border between Bosque and Hamilton counties. By 1858, the immediate area was a focus of settlement, but it wasn’t until May 1879 before the first sign of organized community development occurred, when Sam Cranfill succeeded in moving a nearby Hamilton County post office, opened one month earlier by Samuel B. Crawford, across the county line into Cranfills Gap."

Patti also visited the nearby St. Olaf , also known as "Rock Church" which is at the bottom of the page.