Made by hand documentary film – Ezra Caldwell

Made by Hand / No 5 The Bike Maker from Made by Hand on Vimeo.

This is a fascinating and moving short film about NYC frame maker (and bike builder) Ezra Caldwell of Fast Boy Cycles. Ezra is a particularly impressive and brave man; he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in 2008 and copes with his illness through documenting it.

Made by hand/no 5 is part of a series of similarly themed short movies. In the words of the film makers:

Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.

….which just about ticks every box for me. Set about 12 minutes aside to watch the whole fim. If you’d like to see more in the series, have a look at the  bureauofcommongoods.com website (and if you’d like to see more of Ezra’s bikes, have a look at his gallery. I think I’ve fallen in love with this 29er beauty below).

Fast boy cycle

 

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