Pampa’s Freedom Museum lends military vehicle
to Christian film, Guess Which One?
Pampa’s Freedom Museum lends military vehicle to Christian film.
The Pampa Freedom Museum is known for having all sorts of war memorabilia, including an army tank, which has been outside the museum for several years. The tank struck the fancy of Amarillo native and Hollywood producer Bradley Dorsey, who is currently filming the third installment of the faith-based movies “Revelation Road.”
“We were originally looking for a tank for the movie and I had seen the one outside the museum in Pampa, so I called to find out if it was able to operate; it wasn’t,” Dorsey said. He continued on his search and eventually got back in touch with the Freedom Museum when an employee suggested that he use the half-track they had available instead.
This particular half-track was used in both World War II and the Korean War. It was built in 1942 and can hold up to four passengers. According to Walter Miller, assistant curator at the Freedom Museum, this is the first time the museum has been contacted to use one of its artifacts in a movie.
“Revelation Road 3” is based in post-apocalyptic America. The main character is a drifter named Josh McManus, played by David A.R. White, who goes to a small town trying to save a girl’s life. White also starred in the previous two installments. He is deceived into tracking down a mysterious cult-leader called The Shepherd and discovers his part in fulfilling a biblical prophecy.
Dorsey said the half-track is an important part of the film and it will be used mainly for an action scene in the movie in which the film’s bad guy, played by James Denton, will be standing on the back of the vehicle while shooting a rocket launcher as he attempts to maintain control over a small town by guarding the main entries. Denton is known for his longtime role as Mike Delfino on “Desperate Housewives.”
Dorsey was born and raised in Amarillo and moved to Los Angeles two and a half years ago to pursue a career in producing films. Aside from the “Revelation Road” movies, Dorsey has produced many films, including, “A Greater Yes,” which is a true story about Pampa native Amy Newhouse and her battle with cancer. He also has a major role in that film.
He has decided to return to the Panhandle area to film “Revelation Road 3.”
“Originally we had planned to use the Pampa airport for filming, but we decided to go with Amarillo instead,” he said. Dorsey said other parts of the film will be shot in Happy and other areas in the Panhandle.
The post-apocalyptic Christian film promises lots of action and will be filmed in and around Amarillo for the next three weeks. It is being produced by Pure Flix Entertainment, which is the nation’s largest producer of Christian films.
If interested in being an extra for “Revelation Road 3,” email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dorsey said several extras are still needed, especially for filming next Tuesday and Wednesday.
“Revelation Road 3: The Black Rider” is expected to be released in fall of this year.