Not News: Our mould & deckle sets in a major movie

This isn’t really news because it occurred in 2009, but I’m finally stripping old “news” from our home page and I thought I should keep this in the record somewhere.

The (then-)recently-released film The Time Traveler’s Wife, based on a book of the same title written by Audrey Niffenegger (who is in real life a hand papermaker as well as an author) was partially shot in Toronto. Some props and expertise were provided by folks from the Ontario College of Art & Design (now OCAD University). This included one of our 8½×11 inch HDPE mould and deckle sets, which appears on screen during a scene of intense discussion between the main characters, Clare (played by Rachel McAdams), who is also a papermaker, and Henry (played by Eric Bana).

We aren’t credited for this, but at least we know where it came from and who made it!

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