“Once you have had the opportunity to work in this hyper-creative
state,” Andrea says about Brad, “you cannot imagine telling stories in
any other way. He steps into a room and immediately notices the light,
the shadows, the emotion, the story.”
Lighthouse Films is now headquartered in Wilmington’s Brooklyn
Arts District inside the historic Richter Building on North Fourth
The building, constructed in 1903, is a story in itself, one the Walk-ers
thought was worth unfolding. It is the tale of a diamond in the
rough, a project that took nearly two years to complete and culmi-nated
with a 2020 Preservation Award from the Historic Wilmington
Foundation in the Rehabilitation category.
“I went to their building right before they opened and was completely
blown away by what they had done. Such a comfortable, cool vibe,”
says filmmaker Andrew Martin, who has worked with Brad on several
commercial shoots for IBM.
Above: Brad and Andrea Walker,
owners of Lighthouse Films, ren-ovated
the Richter Building, circa
1903, located on North Fourth and
Harnett streets in Wilmington’s
Brooklyn Arts District, for their
offices. The renovation won the
2020 Preservation Award from the
Historic Wilmington Foundation.
Opposite,top to bottom: Ben Fancy
of Re_Projekt created this light
fixture for Lighthouse Films using
1960s Russian film reels. In the early
1900s, the Richter Building, owned
by Charles Richter, housed a grocery
store and soda fountain.