The Best Way Is By Hand
On a busy Saturday morning in Waltham, Massachusetts, seventh generation cobbler John Elhilow takes time to talk about the past, present and future of shoe repair. This short documentary takes you behind the counter and into the workshop as Elhilow plies his ancient craft in the modern world, saving the soles (and heels) of his customers.
Director: Cathleen O'Connell
Writer: Cathleen O'Connell
Year of Release: 2018
Running Time: 6:41 min
New England Connection: Filmmaker & subject both from New England
Director(s) Bio:: Cathleen O’Connell is an independent documentary producer based in Boston and the founder of Desert Penguin Pictures. Her films shine a light on lesser known but important aspects of American culture – stories found when you pull off the interstate and explore the blue highways and back roads.
Number of shooting days: 1
Camera Used: Canon XF100
Editing software: Adobe Premiere
Financed by: Self-financed
For more information: http://www.desertpenguinpictures.com