Writer turned knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn 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. "The Knife Maker" is the second installment in "Made by Hand", a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft. Based in Brooklyn, the project takes its influence from the handmade movement here and elsewhere. It was created out of the belief that the things we collect, consume, use, and share are part of who we are as individuals.
The Knife Maker
Director: Keith "keef" Ehrlich
Executive Producer: Keith "keef" Ehrlich
Cinematographer: Joshua Kraszewski
Editor: Matt Shapiro
Music: Michael Trainor & Nathan Rosenberg
Additional Credits: Sound Recordist: Robert Albrecht, Re-Recording Mixer: Nicholas Montgomery, Assistant Re-Recordding Mixer: John Gumaer, Gaffer: Adam Orellana, Title Design: Mandy Brown
Keith "keef" Ehrlich is the Creator/Director of "Made by Hand", a short film series that focuses on great design, craftsmanship, and the maker spirit. It has been applauded by many publications, including Creative Review, Filmmaker Magazine, and the LA Times. He has been interviewed about the project in The Atlantic and Fast Company.
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