Made By Hand has just released its latest documentary film, The Bike Maker. It follows another ‘maker’, Ezra Caldwell of Fast Boy Cycles, but gradually becomes a moving portrait of someone coming to terms with cancer…
The fifth in the Bureau of Common Goods‘ series which looks at the lives of various craftspeople, The Bike Maker is perhaps the film that deviates most from its central theme – but understandably so.
Caldwell was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and, since then, has tried to keep his bespoke bicycle business going but also document his condition through photography. The film is an account of his compelling story.
Made By Hand’s other films include The Distiller, The Knife Maker, The Beekeeper and The Cigar Shop. More details at thisismadebyhand.com. Caldwell’s website is fastboycycles.com and is well worth a look – his bikes are quite something.
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER Keith “keef” Ehrlich. COMPOSER Nathan Rosenberg / Doghouse NYC. DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Adam McDaid. EDITOR Matt Shapiro. ASSISTANT CAMERA Josh Lawsom. ADDITIONAL CAMERA Elias Ressegatti. COLORIST Jaime O’Bradovoich. TITLE DESIGN Mandy Brown. LINE PRODUCER John Seabright. RE-RECORDING MIXER Nicholas Montgomery. SOUND RECORDIST Robert Albrecht
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