Filmmaker Rob Apse was born and raised in Reading, Massachusetts, but he spent summers on the coast of Maine and at Great East Lake in New Hampshire, boating, fishing, and exploring. After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Cinema Production, he’s worked almost 10 years in creative marketing. After realizing he had a passion for documentary storytelling, he opened his own marketing studio, Wandergroove, helping small businesses and nonprofits tell their story.
He’s spent five years working on his new documentary, The Last Lightkeepers. It focuses on a number of people in the world of lighthouse preservation – members of nonprofit organizations, historians, lighthouse owners, and others. The film is now available for viewing on Amazon.
A portion of the proceeds from the film are going to Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses for the preservation of Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery, Maine.
“The film is gorgeous and important, in that it gives visual voice to an extremely powerful and essential act of preservation — making sure that lighthouses are still there for future generations to not only see, but also learn about their history.” – Best selling author Eric Jay Dolin
Trailer for The Last Lightkeepers:
Also in this episode is a discussion with lighthouse aficionado Dwight Berry about the lighthouses of the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
Dwight offers tips for visiting the lighthouses and for other things to do in the area.
Listen to the podcast:
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org