New Light to an
B y A ma n d a L i s k
A lighthouse stands tall in the darkness, bringing
light to those who need it. Perhaps that is what
Lighthouse Films has done for the Richter Building.
As the helicopter rounded the Statue of Liberty, filmmaker Brad Walker
braced himself for the perfect shot. His door had been removed so he could
strap his camera to the hinge with a bungee cord. From behind the lens,
Brad felt something hitting his leg.
“We had this beautiful sunset as the backdrop,” Brad says. “I yelled to the
pilot, ‘Bank!’ As my side of the helicopter leaned over the water, I finally
looked down and saw it was my seatbelt that was hitting my leg!”
Brad and Andrea Walker, married owners of Lighthouse Films, tell the
story from the second floor of their newly renovated offices. It was just
one of many epic adventures over the years that have earned the produc-tion
company international acclaim and quite the following. Clients
include JPMorgan Chase, HGTV, Ford, Michelin and Chrysler, to name
a few, plus a lengthy list of films and TV shows. More recently, they
worked with Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline, co-stars of the Netflix
show, Outer Banks, for a music video released in September.
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WBM october 2020