Ezra Caldwell has always had a strong interest and passion for making things by hand. Today, Caldwell owns and designs a variety of personalised bicycles at his company, Fast Boy Cycles. He established the company in 2007 after retiring from a ten-year career teaching dance.
This #Filmfestfridays short film takes you inside Fast Boy Cycles and showcases how this one-man bicycle fabrication shop in Harlem, New York City operates.
Actually making stuff has always been my drive, says Caldwell.
Made by Hand: The Bike Maker further demonstrates how Caldwell overcame cancer. The film portrays how cancer threatened to shatter Caldwell’s love of bicycles and how he survived by documenting his illness as thoroughly as his craft.
A project from bureauofcommongoods.com, The Bike Maker forms part of a new Made by Hand short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand – sustainably, locally and with a love for their craft.