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.
Kathleen Kennedy is an American film producer. In 1981 she co-founded Amblin Entertainment with her husband, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg. She is known for producing the Jurassic Park films, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Kennedy is the second-most successful film producer of all time (after Steven Spielberg) in terms of domestic box office receipts with totals at just over $5 billion.
She is ahead of George Lucas, Brian Grazer, and Michael Bay to name a few.
After her, there are 32 men until the next women appears, which is Laura Ziskin. She is known for Pretty Woman, the Spider-Man movies, and as the first female producer of the Academy Awards.
A personal quote of Kathleen Kennedy:
Believe and set your sights on the fact that you can do it. It’s certainly a goal any woman can have, just like any man.
But what I always find interesting is when you take the areas of writing, producing and directing. I don’t think there’s a great deal of discrimination — although I’m completely perplexed and confused as to why there aren’t more women. For instance, if we’re looking for new, young directors, which is something we do all the time, we certainly never go look at films because they’re directed by a man or a woman. We look at films because they are winning awards, they’re good, and it has nothing to do with gender. And women certainly have equal opportunity to get into a university like UCLA or USC, to get into the film department, to take the same courses to allow them to make films, to deal with a whole gamut of subject matter, and yet I don’t know what happens. There’s something that happens in the process of getting there that seems to turn many women away.