Looking for great stories about the characters, the innovators, and the hearts that make Door County one of the most revered places in the country?

DoorCountyPulse.TV is your place.

We’re digging into the heart of the peninsula to find stories like the McMahon family, which started a brewery to bring the family back together in Baileys Harbor, and Steep Creek Farm, home to community supported agriculture supplying fresh, local produce to neighbors in Southern Door County.

We’re also finding the artisans doing incredible new things with food and drink, like the new Wicked Cocktails series featuring Mike Holmes of The Wickman House in Ellison Bay. In the coming weeks we’ll unveil Crew in the Shoe, a series on the local music scene shot in the tiny bar behind the Peninsula Pulse, one of our partners in this storytelling venture.

There’s much more to come in this project, and we’ll be releasing a new show every Tuesday, so check back often!

DoorCountyPulse.TV grew out of years of conversations over coffee and beers between Myles Dannhausen, David Eliot, and Brett Kosmider. Two years ago we got the ball rolling when we formed Peninsula Filmworks, a web video company aiming to tell Door County stories online. We wanted to produce short documentaries about the amazing stories of Door County, but eventually we found that what people wanted were short films telling the stories of their businesses.

So we realized that Peninsula Filmworks would shift to become the home of these web marketing videos (want one? Call us – we’re for hire! Just email info@peninsulafilmworks.com and we’ll get the ball rolling). But at our heart, we want to tell stories, whether it pays or not, so we spun off DoorCountyPulse.TV as the home of our passion projects.

Who We Are

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Brett Kosmider, Director

Brett Kosmider Steep Creek ProductionDirector Brett Kosmider has produced documentaries and marketing films for more than 15 years, and founded Boreal Sky to produce high-value, quality video productions for businesses and marketing firms. At his core, Brett is a storyteller. He’s woven over 200 hours of stories (aka unscripted television) for major networks like HGTV, Food Network, PBS, CNN, ABC, and Travel Channel. He has also earned awards and accolades for his work in advertising, television entertainment and marketing communications.

BorealSky has been commissioned to produce marketing films for Cy Winship of HGTV and Oprah Winfrey’s “Live Your Best Life Weekend” in New York City, among others. His skills have been enlisted to contribute to the creative efforts behind brands like Target, General Mills, Cargill, Porsche, and BMW.

Brett, a Wisconsin native who has spent most of his career in Minneapolis, developed a bond with Door County during childhood vacations. In 2015, he finally made Door County his home to pursue the vision that is Peninsula Filmworks.

Myles Dannhausen Jr., Storyteller

Myles Dannhausen interviews farmers at the Gilbert Farm in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. Photo by Len Villano.

A native of Egg Harbor, writer Myles Dannhausen opened his first restaurant as a high school junior before spending eight years as the news editor of the Peninsula Pulse. There he chronicled the people, events, struggles and celebrations that define life on the Door Peninsula.

His background as a peninsula native, business owner, and high school basketball coach gave him a unique, multifaceted perspective on what moves people in Door County. Since moving to Chicago in 2012, he has continued to write about Door County as a contributing writer for the Pulse and several Midwestern publications, adding another perspective – that of the outsider.

Dannhausen has written for Wisconsin People & Ideas, Running Times, Chicago Athlete, Silent Sports Magazine, and several other regional publications. He is also the course and publicity director of the Door County Half Marathon and the Peninsula Pacers and has served on the boards of the Family Centers of Door County, Door County Volleyball Association, Gibraltar Booster Club, and the Gibraltar School Finance Committee.

David Eliot, Publisher/Entrepreneur

David EliotFounder and publisher of the Peninsula Pulse, David Eliot has championed the stories of Door County since printing its first edition in 1996. Eliot has helped build the Pulse into one of the nation’s best independent newspapers and one of the only growing print publications in the country.

He is publisher of Door County Living magazine and co-founder of PaperBoy.

A serial entrepreneur dedicated to creating businesses and events the enrich the Door County community and encourage tourism, Eliot founded the Door County Half Marathon, Door County Beer Festival, Peninsula Century Rides, and the Door County Pond Hockey Tournament. He has served as board Chairman of the Door County Visitor Bureau, serves as the Past President of the Door Community Auditorium, serves on the board for the Door County Triathlon and is Chairman of the Board of the Door County Community Foundation.

Contact Us

Do you want to tell your story through video? Drop us a line and let’s get a conversation started about how you can get your Door County video story told with Peninsula Filmworks.

Send us an email at info@peninsulafilmworks.com or call us at 920.839.2121 and we can meet at our office in the digs of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living in Baileys Harbor, or better yet, let’s grab a cup of coffee or a beverage sometime.

Peninsula Filmworks
8142 Hwy 57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202