The Makers

  1. Polestar Hearth makes good bread. A micro-bakery in the heart of Guelph, Ontario, they hand craft artisan sourdough the way it's meant to be made: with simple, wholesome ingredients, in small batches, in a brick oven. Check them out at

    This video documents the story of a loaf of bread, from mixing the dough with pre-fermented levain to pulling richly burnished loaves from the searing heat of their brick oven.

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  2. Project V Distillery began speakeasy style with a small still in Mo Heck's garage. The code name for the project was "Project V"— for vodka. "It kinda got outta hand," says Mo. "We would show up at parties and our booze would get there before us." Two years ago they went legit and are now making some of the finest handcrafted vodka in the Seattle region.

    This is the first in a series of short films we're making about local, handcrafted goods produced in the Seattle area.

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  3. My good friend Adam Magers left his full time job to pursue his passion for woodworking.

    Earlier this year he started Timber Furniture KC. He is a skilled craftsman with a heart to seek how vocation, community, and play are intertwined.

    This is a promo video I did for him.

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  4. A short film about designer ceramicist Jo Davda who's work features in top chef's cook books and is stocked in exclusive stores worldwide.

    Filmed & edited by Mark Bader

    Footage licensing available through

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  5. This a commercial for Thomas Huber @ STAHLWERK BERLIN, who manufactures handmade knives in his workshop in Berlin-Neukölln. Very oldschool and very cool!

    All sounds you hear were collected during shooting and represent the authentic sound environment at the stahlwerk.

    This film is part of a trilogy, watch the two other ones here: (pianobuilder) and (kitchen pirates). We are doing innovative corporate films - see our website

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The Makers

Will Leisen

These are the growers and the bakers. The builders. The cutters. The sanders and the polishers.

They create our world.

These are the makers.

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