Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 95 – Filmmaker Rob Apse and “The Last Lightkeepers”; Dwight Berry on the lighthouses of NC’s Outer Banks

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. 

Rob Apse, right, with crew member John Dickson on the left and Ford Reiche, owner of Halfway Rock Lighthouse in Maine, in the center. Courtesy of Wandergroove.

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.

Dave Waller, owner of Graves Light in Boston Harbor. Courtesy of Wandergroove.

“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:

The Last Lightkeepers // Feature Launch Introduction from wandergroove on Vimeo.

Dwight Berry

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.

Bodie Island Lighthouse, NC. U.S. Lighthouse Society photo.

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