The Team

Below, you can meet the production team directly involved with research and creation. Aside from those listed here, we would like to thank the many individuals who have assisted and continue to assist us throughout the production process. Our desire is for this film to be a community effort and all support is greatly appreciated.

 
Christian B. Roper
 

Producer & Director of Photography

Christian B. Roper

Christian is a photographer and filmmaker from Texas. The son of freedivers and the grandson of an Antarctic expeditioner, he developed a love for adventure at a young age. While at The University of Texas, Christian built a worldwide following through his own traveling work as a documentary photographer.

christianbroper.com

 
Brackston McKnight
 

Co-Producer & Head of Research

Brackston McKnight

Brackston is an avid Texas history enthusiast with a passion for the collection and preservation of both his family’s history and the history of East Texas. An award-winning documentarian during his time at Sam Houston State University, he grew to enjoy sharing the lesser known stories and traditions across the state.

 
Ryan Travis
 

Lead Production Assistant & Podcast Coordinator

Ryan Travis

Ryan is a tech expert from East Texas with a passion for the outdoors. As a student of East Texas Baptist University, he was a four-year starter on the Tigers football team and studied business at the undergraduate and graduate level. While in school, Ryan ventured into the world of entertainment through creation of his own podcast series and streaming channel.

 
 

Author & Independent Researcher

Gary L. Pinkerton

Gary is the author of “Trammel’s Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North.” When researching that book about a 200-year old road he learned about the legend of Hendricks Lake and some of the people who believed in the legend enough to search for it. He is the author of a new book coming in April 2019, “True Believers: Treasure Hunters at Hendricks Lake.”

 

www.hendrickslake.com

www.trammelstrace.com

 
 

 
 

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