Textual Description – Ever After

“Ever After” by Miah Saunders

Visual Description by Miah Saunders

START

Still Photo. Black and White. Slow Zoom. A woman in a white dress drifts in a lake.

FADE OUT.

00:09
Title Sequence.

Still Photo. Muted Colors. A girl in a white dress is curled in water, knees close to her chest. Scrolling text: “Ever After” by Miah Saunders.

FADE OUT.

Heart beat sound effect starts.

00:17
Black and white still photo. A woman is submerged in shallow water. Bubbles are coming up from her lips and her eyes are half closed. Scrolling Text: “death: n.”

00:26
Black and white still photo of a graveyard covered in small white memorial markers and interspersed with several dark trees with no leaves.

00:37
Black and white still photo of a grieving woman embraced by another mourner. Slow pan up.

00:45
Black and white still photo of two hands – one light skinned, one dark – clasped together.

00:48
Black and white still photo of a young man holding a young woman in his lap as he kisses her.

00:51
Black and white still photo of an older woman kissing a crying boy on the cheek. Close up, slow zoom.

00:55
Black and white sill photo of a young girl with her forehead happily pressed to her grandfather’s. Their noses are touching.

00:58
Black and white still photo of a naked woman in an open robe. Shot pans down to reveal her bare, very pregnant belly.

01:02
Black and white still photo of an empty road stretching out in the distance. No motion.

01:07
Black and white still photo of an empty field. The picture is slightly blurred and distorted. Slow zoom.

01:11
Black and white still photo of an open window framed by shear white drapes blowing out in the breeze. Slow zoom.

01:14
Black and white still photo of two empty swings. Slow zoom.

WHITE FADE

01:19
Still photo of a gaping black hole surrounded by white space. Slow zoom out.

01:26
Black and white still photo of an empty hospital bed. Pan down with a slow zoom.

01:38
Black and white, underwater still photo. A young girl, wearing a white dress is floating backwards underwater. Her arms are crossed over her chest, hands at opposite shoulders.

Heart beat sound effect stops.

FADE OUT TO BLACK.

FADE IN TO WHITE.

Music starts.

01:45
Color. Underwater still photo of a girl in a pink dress dropping backwards into water. Her arms and legs are trailing above her and her face is covered by her hair. Slow pan down.

01:58
Color. Underwater still photo of a young girl in a pink dress drifting sideways. Her eyes are closed like she’s sleeping.

02:06
Color. Underwater still photo of a girl floating on her back among shallow waters. Green and brown underwater vegetation and reefs surround her. Her hair obscures her face.

02:12
Color. Underwater photo of a girl covered in bubbles and sea foam. Clip begins with a close up of her face and slowly zooms out.

02:20
Color. Underwater photo of the empty blue ocean. Bubbles are rising up from the ocean floor. Rays of light are coming down from the surface. Pan up.

02:25
Color. Close up. Underwater photo of a school of fish clustered together.

02:30
Color. Slow zoom out. Underwater photo of a baby falling back into water, surrounded by bubbles.

02:37
Color. Underwater photo of a boy sitting on the ocean floor, reaching up to press his index finger to the nose of a sea otter. Pan to the left and up.

02:42
Color. Underwater photo of the same young boy peeking through seaweed at the otter. Pan to the right to slowly reveal the otter.

02:48
Color. Underwater photo of a girl swimming with a tortoise close to the ocean floor. Zoom out.

02:50
Color. Photo of a young girl, “Alice,” doing a barrel roll above a body of clear white and blue water. “Alice” wears a blue dress with black and white stripped stockings.

02:55
Color. Still photo of “Alice” dropping feet first into a mirror of water. Pan down.

03:00
Color. Underwater still photo of “Alice” swimming forward with a lit lantern in her hand. She is surrounded by shadows and fish.

03:04
Color. Close up. Underwater still photo of a girl’s face covered in bubbles. Slow zoom up.

03:07
Color. Close up. Underwater still photo of a woman’s face covered in bubbles. Slow zoom up.

03:10
Color. Underwater still photo of a woman floating on her back, blowing a large stream of bubbles upwards. Pan down.

03:16
Color. Underwater still photo of a swimming woman looking off to the side, content.

03:20
Color. Underwater still photo of a naked man holding a naked woman in his lap. He leans his cheek against the back of her shoulder.

03:25
Color. Underwater still photo of a woman being raised by a bare-chested man. They stare into each other’s eyes.

03:28
Color. Underwater still photo of a man’s arm around a woman’s waist. Slow pan down.

03:32
Color. Underwater still photo of a woman diving to press a kiss to a man’s lips.

03:35
Color. Underwater still photo of a woman holding a long stemmed white flower. Close up of the woman from the torso down. She’s wearing a fluffy white dress, hemmed with flowers.

03:39
Color. Underwater still photo of a man and woman dressed for their wedding sharing a kiss.

03:40
Color. Underwater still photo of the couple’s hands as they swim away.

03:45
Color. Underwater still photo of a mother holding an infant close to her chest. She presses a kiss to the infant’s forehead.

03:50
Color. Underwater still photo of a naked woman floating on her side. Her legs are pressed close to her chest and her arms cover her face from the nose up.

03:53
Color. Underwater still photo of a naked woman on her back in a fetal position close to the surface.

03:56
Color. Underwater still photo of a naked woman on her back, moving out of the fetal position.

03:59
Color. Underwater still photo of a naked woman in the process of rising; her feet are pressed to the surface.

Music ends.

FADE TO BLACK

FADE IN

Heart beat sound effect starts.

04:03
Black and white. Image from the START.

Heart beat sound effect ends.

04:15
Color. Underwater still photo of a girl floating on her back close to the surface, illuminated by sunlight.

Music starts.

04:21
FADE TO WHITE

Credits.

Music ends.