PSJ approves documentary filmmaker for lighthouse project

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 02:38 PM.

The city of Port St. Joe has its documentary filmmaker; now commissioners need a path forward on saving the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.

Commissioners on Tuesday approved a recommendation from the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency to award a contract to create a documentary film on the relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse to Lisa Curry, a Port St. Joe native living in Los Angeles.

There were five bids to fill the bill on a $125,000 grant the city was awarded by BP to create a documentary on the saving of the lighthouse. Curry, PSJRA executive director Gail Alsobrook said, was selected based on several factors.

One, was the “wealth of experience” Curry and partner Clayton Long brought to the project, Alsobrook said.

“I have seen her credentials and they are quite impressive,” said Mayor Mel Magidson.

In addition, Curry was born and raised in Port St. Joe, the oldest child of Drs. Tom and Betty Curry of Shoreline Medical.

She was a stellar student at Port St. Joe High School and while a senior wrote an award-winning essay about her community and the symbolism of the railroad tracks that at the time still divided the north and south sides of the city.

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