MadeGood.films is an award winning London based production company with a reputation for making beautiful, thought provoking doucumentary films.
The Art of Repair
The Art of Repair is the debut short from MadeGood.films. Winning the Prodigy Auteur Prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival, and playing at the Denver Film Festival in Colorado, the East End Film Festival in London and the Portobello Film Festival. Narrated by comedian Stewart Lee, The Art of Repair celebrates the everyday heroes of the sometimes forgotten East End trades person.
Workshop Stories: London Bike Kitchen
A Bike Kitchen is an american concept that teaches it’s customers to fix their own bikes. Japanese-American-Polish Jenni Gwiazdowski brought the concept with her from California when she moved to London several years ago. Now the London bike kitchen, located in the heart of Hoxton, provides a spiritual home to Hackney’s liberal cycling community.
Workshop Stories: The Bicycle Academy
Andrew Denham’s tiny frame building school in Frome, a quiet town in England’s West Country, is causing a stir in the traditional world of hand-built bicycles. Top frame manufacturers are scratching their heads, asking how enthusiasts attended a week long introduction to brazing can produce frames to a standard that usually requires months of practice?
Worskhop Stories: Bikefix
Stuart founded bikefix in Lambs Conduit Street, London’s West End, years before anyone thought cycling was cool. Above ground resides a shop selling bikes that offer an alternative to the triangular shaped bicycle, whereas the workshop below ground houses an unlikely mix of cycle mechanics, that just might be the best in the world…
Workshop Stories: Bridgewood and Nietzert
From the outside, Bridgewood and Nietzert looks like more than the average musical instrument shop, from the inside it’s a wonderland of musical craftsmanship. Gary Bridgewood understands the special relationship between musician and instrument, that it’s more than just technical excellence.
Workshop Stories: T J Electrics
There used to be money in repairing home electrical goods, or at least that’s what you imagine when you step inside T J Electrics. A lifetime’s collection of electrical components, and decades of intricate technical knowledge have kept John from the brink despite the best efforts of multinational goods manufacturers.
Workshop Stories: J C Motors
The team at JC Motors behave more as family, than typical co-workers, with Len playing the role of boss, father figure and friend. By their own admission, there’s a magical ‘gel’ that holds them together as a team. To them it’s a mystery, but spend any time with Len and you quickly realise it’s no coincidence.
Workshop Stories: Riley Upholsterers
Neil Riley has spent his life mastering the art of upholstery, and has taken on the job of running his father’s shop with pride. Now they are the most accomplished upholsterers in North London, the only place to entrust with breathing old life back into a family heirloom.