Screenings of 9 short films on the BBC Big Screen in Dover


This Saturday, 16th October 2010, 9 short films produced by DAD, will be shown on the BBC Big Screen in Dover’s Market Square.

1pm – 1.30pm“Watermark teasers” by Marley Showler and Robert Bernard
1.30pm – 2pm: “Make a Film” showreel, with films by Justin Ford, Joseph Russel, Cathy Lehegarat, Jade Champion, Kirsty Manley and Ivan Hunter Johnson

The programme includes 2 short films about Buckland Mill by Marley Showler and Robert Bernard, recent graduates from the University for the Creative Arts.  Marley and Robert were both part of the film crew at the Watermark Story Shop in March this year. The Story Shop, set up in a former post office  acted as a hub for former employees to share memories and meet other former work mates as well as being interviewed. Marley’s film makes use of photographs she took at the Story Shop, scanned photographs of the Mill and footage filmed inside the Mill by Colin Pritchard in the 1970’s. Robert’s film integrates footage from Roy Buddle’s “A job for Life” highlighting the last paper run at Buckland Mill together with part of an interview at the story shop with John Bush, former caretaker at the Mill.

The other 7 short films are the result of an intense weekend film workshop for young film makers with disabilities living in the Southeast. The workshop was led by Thomas Leader and Cathy Rogers, with help from Lisa Courtley and Challoner Ainsworth. Six participants attended the workshop at KETV in Dover,  for some it was the first time they had used a film camera or done any editing, while others had some previous experience of filmmaking.The aim of the workshop was for participants to produce a 3-minute exhibition-ready film and to familiarise them with uScreen – a new local, regional and global gateway for young deaf and disabled filmmakers (alongside non-disabled young people) from the South East to share their stories and ideas through Screen Media.

The films range from documentary style reporting to more personal stories. They were all uploaded to uScreen to be viewed online.

Pencester Gardens 

The Grand Shaft 

My Life 

My name is Kirsty 

Ivan’s interview 

Here is a life story 

The A team