BEHIND THE SCENES
v This film is the most potent piece of work we have ever created.
v Produced, directed, written, filmed, and managed by Chris and Will themselves.
v It took them forty-plus years to write, four years to produce a visual, and they hold over a dozen different versions.
v They chose the sound to allow you to feel them.
v Yes, what you feel in this film is real.
v If you open your hearts away from judgment and assumption, you too will get their message.
v A message never told in this way or at all, but many have wanted it to be said.
v Is it a family story or an LGBTQ story? Well, many think it is both.
v Many talented actors helped them reenact what they couldn’t record or didn’t, but it happened.
v They give you visuals with narration, as they are telling you a STORY.
v They used a team of creative individuals to help decide what was best for the public to see.
v The footage is real, taken by their team or by them. Shot with a drone, camera, or cell phone.
v The interviews they did themselves and were recorded at several points of their life.
v They brought in an audience to watch pieces of the film to determine if they were on the right track, a diverse audience of straight, gay, single, couples, and families with kids. It was the responses that they knew it was right.
v They brought in a team of legal professionals to produce the film's final outcome and prepare us for what could happen.
v They worked with many professionals to help get the message out and offered free screenings to the public so the message could be seen and to raise mental abuse awareness.
v The story is authentic and is not made up; this is and has been the life they lived for over 20 years together.
SOME CREDITS of the Cast & Crew
Christopher Antie Self
William Antie Self
Rob Actis Self
Tony Ross Self
Ginger Lutz-Ross Self
Janet Dickinson Minard Self
Melyna Herrera Self
Dahlia Herrera Self
Katrina Herrera Self
Keel Herrera Self
Pamela Blanchard Self
Loretta Williams Self
Jeremy Williams Self
Austin Williams Self
Krista Mankopf Self
Jessica Williams Self
Carolyn Antie Self
Fred Antie Self
Mathew Mankopf Self
Kristi Kreel Self
Michael Comfort Self
Danny Becerra Self
Georgianna Huffer Self
Christopher Huffer Self
Tabi Yamani Self
Sally Nieves Self
Amee Suarez Self
Christina Coalter Self
Didi Phyahlady Self
Melanie Wargo Self
Blythe Beck Self
Kaitlyn Dickerson Self
Skyler Dickerson Self
Janet Dickinson Minard
Janet Dickinson Minard
In every story there is a beginning, middle, and end; in most cases, it’s filled with adventure, drama, and in occasion romance. What happens when you mix adventure with a daily dose of drama and romance, with a sprinkle of fantasy all in one? Simple, you get the real-life story of Christopher L. Antie and William Antie.
In spring of 1999 Christopher L. Antie, a southern gay man born from a Christian home, and William Antie, a New York-born Hispanic man bowed into family values, meet their unexpected future destiny. It would become the fate of a gay couple grown from two boys to two men leading a rare relationship within the LGBTQ community, a relationship of holding on to a twenty-plus year commitment. Twenty years ago Chris and Will would discover their future by growing within the captivated fairy tales of the Walt Disney Company. Unnoticed by the life they eventfully managed, Chris and Will would eventually see themselves writing their story of a wish of a time about a time that would soon become their now. Lost in the guilt of being gay from a surrounding world and an unaccepting family, they would soon become cornered into an array of a true mass of acceptance falters. From their life with the Walt Disney Company to the lights of Hollywood, Chris and Will would have to find their fate they’ve been rejecting from the very start.
Stricken by poverty but surrounded by glamour their tale would garnish them into out-growing their life villains to the struggles of true success they neglected to admit. The Real Prince Charmings is a written book that started twenty years ago, telling the story of a gay couple whose vexation becomes the struggles in a community of normal but seen as a difference. A real-life journey about a fantasy came true from around the world adventures, star-studded friends they earned along the way, to their dealings with PTSD and their biggest wedding celebration ever produced. The real story of once upon a time and how a gay couple became the real Prince Charmings.
"Their story touches everyone, saves live."
"Emotional and Real"
"Filled with love and joy"
"They told the truth so others could feel safe."
"I cried and laughed."
"What a heartbreaking set of stories that come together in such a beautiful way. Thank you for sharing. There is such a wonderful message in your journey(s). Thank you for inspiring me before and especially since watching!"
" Very brave and emotional story."
"I learned how to help myself by the way they learned their way."
"What an amazing story these two have their story of compassion and love is very touching and what an amazing reminder how we’re all created in the same image and love does conquer all."
"The part about social anxiety really hit home for me. I could check most of the boxes on the definition screen."
"Great message and great film!"
"True philosophers, such a beautiful and inspiring film." - Nancy Silberkliet - Co-CEO Archie Comics.
"This film is filled with courage and bravery. A reflection of the struggles of the gay community. A must see...Oscar worthy." - The Sentinel
"Movie was great and has an incredible message that needs to be shared! The best film in spreading this really important message and your beautiful story." - Fathom Events.
"Huge congratulations to Chris and Will for having the courage to share their impactful stories! Anyone suffering from bullying or ostracization from their family will know they are not alone and that resources are available to not only survive the trauma but thrive in spite of it - just like they did." - Billy Looper - Kindred Pride Organization and One Magical Weekend