The Bike Maker, Short Film About Harlem Bike Builder Ezra Caldwell

“The Bike Maker” is a short documentary about Ezra Caldwell, a bicycle builder who runs a one-man bike fabrication shop in Harlem, Fast Boy Cycles. Caldwell left a career as a dance teacher to pursue bike building in 2007. One year later he was diagnosed with cancer. Since being diagnosed he has been struggling with the disease, and building bikes during periods of remission. About six months ago he was told he has six to eight months to live. He is chronicling his experiences on his blog. Caldwell is no longer building bikes.

The film was directed by Keith Ehrlich and is the fifth in the Made by Hand mini documentary series. The series is produced by Brooklyn creative agency Bureau of Common Goods.

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