Black clouds are hanging over the marriage of Ava (Teresa Palmer) and Thomas (Mark Webber). He’s a popular fashion photographer; she’s an actress who put her career on hold to raise their child. Although they still profess their love for one another, in private they are increasingly aware that something is missing from their relationship. Their marriage is put to the test when Thomas goes to New York for a photo shoot, where he gives free rein to his hedonistic tendencies, while Ava meets an older woman (Melissa Leo) who enables her to take a detached look at her marriage. In the wake of their new experiences, will they find the strength to resolve the crisis or will they decide to get a divorce? The Ever After is a bittersweet tale of how difficult it is to be together—and how it is even more difficult to be apart. The script is based on the experiences of the director Mark Webber and the actress Teresa Palmer—married in real life—who wrote the script together and played the main roles. One surprise in this fully independent production is the original music by Moby, who also makes a cameo appearance in the film.
Mark Webber is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor known for his roles in both commercial films such as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and independent projects, such as Dear Wendy and Broken Flowers. He grew up in a poor suburb of Philadelphia, where he and his mother were homeless for a long time. The experience of extreme poverty has had an impact on his career as a filmmaker, as he consistently situates himself on the margins of the mainstream. He has directed five full-length films, which are often based on his personal experiences, as well as those of his family and wife, the actress Teresa Palmer. Webber’s films have been presented at many independent film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance.
2008 Wszystkie nasze choroby / Explicit Ills
2012 Koniec miłości / The End of Love
2014 Długo i szczęśliwie / The Ever After
2017 Z krwi i kości / Flesh and Blood
2019 The Place of No Words