Made by Hand

Made by Hand is a brand new film project and site from dynamic duo Keef and Mandy Brown. The short films focus on people who lovingly make things by hand. The first film looks at Brad Estabrooke, founder of Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distiller in Brooklyn since prohibition. I’ve already gotten a sneak peek at the second film in the series and can say this is shaping up to be something wonderful. And don’t miss the beautiful site design by Mandy and Candi Ligutan.

Made by Hand was created out of the belief that the things we collect, consume, use, and share are part of who we are as individuals. For example, the food that we eat says something about each of us, as do the tools we use and the chairs we rest on. Objects that surround the space we dwell in tell stories, and not just about us. Where did they come from? Who made them? How were they made?