Manny Avalos is a Renaissance man. His expertise spans the subjects of mathematics, teaching, painting, music, and woodworking. After repairing a broken guitar for a friend, he was intrigued by the craftsmanship and detail that went into making a guitar. At 89 years old, Manny works out of his shed everyday, crafting custom guitars from scratch. It's not about the money for Manny, instead it's about the sheer joy of creating and discovering new things along the way.
Director: THE YOUTH
Writer: EDUARDO LUBIAZI and DURAN SODRÉ
Cinematography: YURI MARANHÃO
Editing and Colorgrading: JOÃO MACHADO
Assistant Cinematography: EDUARDO AZEVEDO
Camera: CESAR RAFAEL
Music: DIEGO POLONI
Sound Mixing: GIL COSTA
Handcraft and Voice: MAYCON ARAM
With the film ‘The Passion of Making’ Overgaard & Dyrman gives a glimpse of the crafting part of the creation of their Wire Dining Chair, showing the process, complexity and passion behind their debut furniture collection, the Wire Collection. A collection inspired by traditional saddle making techniques and metal work combined with the use of modern technology.
St. Louis furniture builder Jermain Todd crafts beautiful industrial pieces in his studio at a converted brewery space.
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We feel a kinship with those who let a passion for their work guide their lives. The Spotlight Series is a collection of personal vignettes that feature craftsmen, artists, and entrepreneurs.