My friends Giuseppe and Davide were riding to Palermo from Capo D'Orlnado for a Sicily coast to coast trip... They come to visite me so i jumped on my bike to enjoy the second stop to Scopello.
Sicily May 2012
intro acoustic: Ram Menachem
filmed with a Nikon d7000 + nikkor ai 20mm f/3,5
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.
Our fifth film turns to bike maker Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles), who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. When the cancer threatens to shatter his love of bikes, Ezra survives by documenting his illness as thoroughly as his craft.
editor MATT SHAPIRO
director of photography ADAM MCDAID
assistant camera JOSH LAWSON
additional camera ELIAS RESSEGATTI
music NATHAN ROSENBERG
music produced at THE DOG HOUSE NYC
sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT
re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY
colorist JAIME O'BRADOVICH at COMPANY 3
title design MANDY BROWN
line producer JOHN SEABRIGHT
EZRA & HILLARY CALDWELL (AND PUTNEY)
FAST BOY CYCLES
TEACHING CANCER TO CRY
KATHERINE ANDREWS at COMPANY 3
Zak’s racing career began as a courier, competing in local courier races, twice winning the North American Cycle Courier “Track King” title. He segued into racing on the velodrome and worked his way through the ranks quickly.
2011 saw Zak winning the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge points race, the biggest race of the year at his home track, defeating arch rival Jame Carney. At the Fixed Gear Classic in Blaine, MN, Zak and long time madison partner Dan Harm won the madison, competing against long time Six Day pro Franco Marvulli.
Zak still works occasionally as a courier, but his main focus is on moving up to the next level in his racing career. His dream until not long ago was to race pro six days in Europe...