Watch: The ‘Legends of the Lighthouse’ films

Watch: The ‘Legends of the Lighthouse’ films

Taking the theme ‘Legends of the Lighthouse’ as inspiration, we sought submissions from filmmakers the world over to create a short film about some of Northern Ireland’s captivating lighthouses/lighthouse attractions. The three lighthouses covered under the bursary were Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim; Blackhead, Co. Antrim; St John’s Point, Co. Down; as well as The Great Light optic in Belfast.

Finally, after so much hard work, skill and commitment over the last few months, here are the five fantastic films in full. Enjoy!


Rupert Shanks & Yvonne Gordon | ‘Beneath the Beam’



Emma Zukovic | ‘The Great Light’



Lawrence Eagling & Tasha Philips | ‘Light in the West’



Hugh Sweeney | ‘Dad’s Letter’



Nathalie Baker | ‘Rathlin


The bursary was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), in partnership with Tourism Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities Historic Environment Division to mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH).

Find out more about these talented filmmakers.

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