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photo by Joe Azze

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Hi, I am Ron Heerkens Jr

“CAPTURING LIGHT IN AMAZING EVENTS AND VENUES”

Specializing in Theatre, Adventure & Event Photography, Ron Heerkens Jr “captures the light” in some pretty amazing events and venues. He has had his work featured in print and online regionally and nationally through PLAYBILL, Trail Runner magazine, ULTRARunner Magazine, Democrat & Chronicle, CITY Newspaper, Fuel Your Photography, Broadway World and many others. His films with GFMedia Entertainment span both theatre work and trail adventure, bringing a unique perspective to both.

In 2015 I set out to start filming the adventures of some friends in our local trail community, after amassing some footage, I decided to make a 6 part (later 5 part) series focused on them and their journeys thru the East Coast Trail running scene. On the East Coast, we like to refer to this as “BeastCoast”. With the help of sponsors Fleet Feet Rochester, YellowJacket Racing, #TrailsRoc, Running. Inside Out and dozens of Patreon Supporters I was able to make Season 1 happen and end with a screening in Rochester of all five films in 2017.

As I’ve let the property sit for a while to focus on my photography I’ve reignited the flame after a couple of false sparks over the last year, and am currently working on Season 2 with a bit of different feel and variety. With no main sponsors (yet) and only Patreon to support, I hope you will join me on this adventure wherever it may lead.

Beastcoastfilm.com is part of Goat Factory Media Entertainment

  • photo by Joe Azze

    photo by Joe Azze

  • photo by Joe Azze

    photo by Joe Azze

  • photo by Michael Lesher

    photo by Michael Lesher

BEASTCOAST TRAIL FILM SERIES

 a GOAT FACTORY MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT production by RON HEERKENS JR