A lighthouse keeper goes from hero to victim.
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Lighthouse keepers lived and worked with unexpected danger every day. The major causes were the ever changing large body of water and the rugged coastline they lived beside along with the weather. The motion picture KEEPERS graphically shows in the opening scenes a lesser known part of a lighthouse keeper job worldwide. They were first responders to ships and sailors wrecked in their area. Their acts of bravery were largely unknown and unrecognized because of their isolation. They were everyday heroes. Most of the lighthouse keepers are deceased now but our motion picture will recognize them for their acts of courage.
Keepers, the movie, tells a story about how computer automation takes away a lighthouse keeper's job, home, destroys his boss, and how he struggles for survival in a remote area. The replacement of jobs by technology continues today. Many can relate to this 1980s story of what these everyday heroes experienced when they became among the early victims of the power of the computer. Behind all of the good things that the computer has accomplished there are the often hidden victims which experience great pain and suffering. This was particularly true for the keepers as they not only lost their job but their home and way of life. For many of them it deprived them of their culture as generations of their family had been lighthouse keepers. They went quickly and painfully from heroes to victims.
Keepers, an adult coming of age drama, is an independent production. We have found our location which is Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse located in the Thumb area of Michigan. We are currently fund raising and beginning to look for our cast. This website will be constantly updated as we move along.