It’s her first real job as a historic preservation officer! Anna Wilcox (Luise Bähr) is bursting with energy when she arrives in New York’s Hudson Valley, where she spent her childhood vacations with Aunt Mona (Michaela May), the local judge.
But as soon as she arrives in the idyllically situated town of Redrock, she finds herself quite alone. Her supervisor has something against the new colleague from the start and moves her into an office the size of a storage room. Anna, enthusiastic as she is, is not deterred by this and soon opens a can of worms in her work: When she learns that a picturesque lighthouse is to be demolished for a new amusement park, she goes up against Max Gordon’s (Helmut Zierl) New York construction company. Immediately, construction manager Rob Hunter (Patrik Fichte) is on the property with excavators in tow to topple the historic building. But the shrewd Anna has a plan: she unceremoniously brings the old lighthouse keeper Joshua (Rolf Becker) back to his old home, thus blocking the demolition work.
What she couldn’t have known, this action puts her in the middle of a long-buried family conflict, because in the construction manager and lighthouse keeper, father and son are facing each other, who have lost each other since a tragic event decades ago. Although Anna faces in Rob her opponent in the fight for the lighthouse, she decides to accompany him in search of his roots. But not only she, also Mona has a personal interest in father and son getting closer againâ€¦ In the end, all involved experience what the old lighthouse in the Hudson Valley stands for: a signal that brings you home.
Katie Fforde: Lighthouse with a View” is produced by Network Movie Hamburg, Jutta Lieck-Klenke. Producer: Sabine Jaspers. Junior producer: Anne-Lena Dwyer. Editing on ZDF are Verena von Heereman and Anika Kern.