In 2009 Author Richard Brewer published, “Button” a manuscript about 2 young protagonists, one a Texan grown up along the western frontier & a freethinking college student in search of adventure & extra credit. Their trek of over two thousand miles is the coming-of-age story one hundred and sixty years in the making.
Fast forward to 2020. Recognizing the talent of his fellow Alamo City Guard camp members, Christian Lee and Cody Crislip, the trio began developing the narrative into a short film. The trio has crowdfunded over three-thousand of a five-thousand dollar goal through their GoFundMe page.
Crowdfunding is defined as, “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet,” according to Oxford Lerner’s Dictionary
“This film is the opportunity of a lifetime for Christian and myself,” commented Mr. Crislip. He added, “It’s humbling to be recognized for our talents.”
Lee and Crislip are responsible for the Texian Dispatch documentaries produced and published on YouTube, Facebook and AlamoCityGuards.com.
Cody is an award-winning website developer and tech guru while Christian owns and operates theater and audio/visual enterprises.
Their creative and thoughtful historical interpretations help for a more thorough understanding of individuals such as Carrie McGavock, Asa Mitchell, William Edgar, Albert Parsons, August Siemering and others. Even elaborating on the origins of the banjo and the raised fist of solidarity are topics they have researched and published episodes upon.
If their current body of work tells us anything, Rebel Journey the Movie should be a hit with history enthusiasts.
You can make the movie a reality by donating through the link; https://www.gofundme.com/f/short-fi lm-based-on-a-texas-civil-war-novel