A DAD Production
“One of the standout success stories of the region”
screen south
“The film is important in many different ways: artistically, historically and personally. You have not only crafted an emotive story you have given the workers of the Mill a chance to speak.”
Thomas Leader, KETV studios
“A filmic paean to work and working class culture. Richly evocative, thought provoking and profoundly moving – this wonderful collaborative project should be watched by anyone who cares about work, community and place.”
Tim Strangleman,
Professor IN Sociology,
University of Kent
“A deeply important and moving film about real work, real people and the evaporation of Britain’s industries. A film that presents us with a critical question that relates to the larger issue of economic sustainability. As the focus on industrial production and agriculture dwindles, what does the future hold?”
james burn
CEO BrandActive
Global Change Management
“I would like to congratulate DAD and everyone connected with the production of the excellent film Watermark.  I found it to be an exceptionally interesting piece of social history, highlighting the importance of Buckland Paper Mill to the people of Dover. The mixture of archive pictures and real interviews really brought it to life.”
The DDC Vice Chairman
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“I thought the film was absolutely brilliant, a wonderful piece of social history and it’s a pity we haven’t got more of this type of work to keep for future generations”
The mayor of the town of dover
“A rare opportunity to feast on such rich history, while artist Chris Burke said it was “an excellent piece of work. Congratulations to all those people who participated in this imaginative re-creation of the life that animated the empty buildings of the Mill.”
REV. Magaretta Bundy
(Widow of the late Dr Alan Bundy and mother of musician-son Richard Bundy, featured in the film)
“From the Museum’s point of view this was a perfect project. It made use of archives and film that we already had; it produced a wonderful film that will be kept for posterity and added these wonderful objects to the museum collection for the future” 
Jon Iveson, Curator of Dover Museum
“The film was so very good. I knew it would be but it was the touching moments portrayed so very well. Lumps in my heart, tears in my eyes. Impermanence, ‘progress’ (?), the ‘family’ at work, the simple expectations of families at home. Number one and number two and the importance of a language soon to be forgotten by all but the mill dwellers. The lesson: once it’s gone it’s gone, even when it’s a ‘bad’ decision.
Loved too the way it was filmed – the two brothers in striped jumpers, the sisters, the chairs and the three ladies, the wrinkles, the coughing, the smoothing down the clothes…. All such sensitivity to the portrayal of the ‘cause’.
A masterpiece in other words!
How could one expect to be enthralled for over an hour by the subject of a paper mill? That takes some creativity!”
caroline latham
Please download the latest PDF of full reviews (which are not the same as the endorsements on this page) here
Listen to a report on BBC Radio Kent by Jo Burn, broadcast on 9th May 2012, featuring interviews with Ron Wright and Joanna Jones and sound from the score composed by Robert Jarvis below
Whitbienn Whitstable Biennale
“Enjoyed @DoverArts special preview of new documentary feature film Watermark today”
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“@DoverArts Congratulations on Watermark. It's a great film and an important snapshot of history.”
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“@DoverArts Great listening to people talking about Watermark last night. Congratulations!”
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extendedcinema cathy rogers
“@DADplus sounds like today was a roaring success judging by comments here only sorry I couldnt make it-#watermark is a great filmic treasure”
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