1 Year of Once Upon A Town

Last year on Black Friday I convinced Patti Bandy and Erik Clapp to set out on the open road to try and explore and hopefully capture some of the magic that is rural Texas. We didn't have much of a plan, we had no interviews set up, and we didn't know exactly what we were looking for.

I had a hunch that Thalia, Texas was going to be a special place with history, great people, and interesting buildings and structures. When we arrived in Thalia the locals were proud to tell the story of their town and themselves and is still probably my favorite piece that we have produced. Without the success of this film I doubt we would have continued.

Since then it amazes me how much our little project has grown. On any 1 film we have 6-7 people who contribute in some special way. I am proud that all the content is created by us for this project by local Texans who care.

So from the entire crew at Once Upon A Town we want to thank the people who have followed and supported us and promoted our work. An extra special thanks to the people in the towns we visit, without you there would be nothing to show.

Coleman Anderson

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!


We hit Mosheim at the very end of the day after visiting the Regency Suspension Bridge, Richland Springs (coming soon ! ) and Pontotoc. More importantly we ended up at the school which I don't think anyone has found the name of.

A great resource and fellow Texas photographer/blogger, Bronson Dorsey runs a site called Lost, Texas. He has a excellent write up about the school in Mosheim and the area in general. Please check it our here.

Photo Credit: Patti Nelson Bandy