Door County Lighthouse Documentary

There are 11 historic lighthouses in Door County, Wisconsin. Some are open to the public for tours, many are restricted to United States Coast Guard personnel or privately owned. Most are in good condition, but a couple are not. I am in the process of producing a documentary profiling each one of Door County's 11 historic lighthouses. Viewers will go back in time and learn about the history behind each light from historical photographs and historian interviews. Current video will be shown to highlight what the light looks like today, how to visit, and, most importantly, what's being done to preserve the light.

Originally, I was hoping to have the film out by June 2019, but this being my first film, I rather underestimated the work that needs to be done! Now we're shooting to have the film released sometime around Fall 2020.  As I'm financing this film exclusively on my own, without the help of a fancy Hollywood studio, this page is to raise money to cover some of the cost of production associated with this project. Through generous donations of time and resources, production costs have been very low. 

As 2020 starts, I'm plugging through post production editing and assembly and wrapping up a few production things that need to be done. Post-production costs are mounting far quicker than production costs did, so I'm in need of help now more than ever!

Please watch the trailer at the top of the page to see a sample of what you can expect to see!

If you love history and want to help preserve it forever, please consider donating. Any contribution is appreciated!
Thank you.
- Jake Heffernan - Quarterdeck Media

Donations

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  • Steve and Jean Fox 
    • $50 
    • 12 mos
  • Georgiana Schwandt 
    • $50 
    • 12 mos
  • Mark Witmer 
    • $50 
    • 12 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 28 mos
  • Jill Ore 
    • $50 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer

Jake Heffernan 
Organizer
Kewaunee, WI
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