In our second film, we meet writer turned knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn. He talks about the human element of craft, and the potential for a skill to mature into an art. And in sharing his story, he alights on the real meaning of handmade—a movement whose riches are measured in people, not cash.
via Made by Hand
“It takes buckets of blood, sweat, and work…to get competent, then maybe you have it in you to get good, to go beyond and become an artist.”
director-producer – KEEF
director of photography – JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI
editor – MATT SHAPIRO
music – MICHAEL TRAINOR & NATHAN ROSENBERG
music produced at THE DOG HOUSE NYC
sound recordist – ROBERT ALBRECHT
re-recording mixer – NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY
assistant re-recording mixer – JOHN GUMAER
gaffer – ADAM ORELLANA
title design – MANDY BROWN
special thanks – JOEL BUKIEWICZ & CUT BROOKLYN
Watch film #1 – The Distiller
A project from bureauofcommongoods.com, 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.
In our inaugural film, we visit the Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distiller in Brooklyn since prohibition. Founder Brad Estabrooke talks about starting from nothing and the imperfect process of perfecting a craft.
“It was challenging to get people to take me seriously. ‘Hey, I just got laid-off from my job and I have a little bit of money. I want to start a distillery.”
DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY – Keith “keef” Ehrlich
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Joshua Kraszewski
EDITOR – Matt Shapiro
TITLE DESIGN – Mandy Brown
MUSIC – Roman Zeitlin
SOUND RECORDIST – Robert Albrecht
RE-RECORDING MIXER – Nicholas Montgomery
SPECIAL THANK – Brad Estabrooke, Breuckelen Distilling Co.
Made by Hand – films to promote that which is made locally, sustainably, and with a love for craft.