Their new fantasy drama, The Place Of No Words challenged real life couple, Mark Webber and Teresa Palmer, as they made it with a shoestring budget and used their 3-year-old as part of the cast. Pulling off the challenging gig as a real-life married couple, Palmer and Webber succeeded in making an inventive and emotional tale of the great beyond.
Five Things You Need to Know:
- The story of a family dealing with the death of a parent and how to tell their young child, mixes fantasy with emotional themes. The couple describes the project as, "a poetic art piece on life and death," that "means something different to each individual."
- The couple married in 2013 and have three kids together. Previously, they worked together on The Ever After. This is Webber's fifth directing project. He tells us, "All the films I make, I feel a responsibility of putting something out into the world that is culturally impactful and I believe very deeply in the sophistication of humans, and I can see when you put out work that is a bit different and doesn’t necessarily hold your hands through things, it creates a new level of dialog and conversation."
- Palmer traveled back and forth, after shooting her supernatural drama TV series, A Discovery of Witches to finish filming this project over the weekends. She told us, "So I would shoot my show from Monday to Friday, do a 60-hour plus week and then get in a car and drive five hours with my 1-year-old."
- Palmer began dating actor/director Mark Webber in late 2012 after contacting him via Twitter. They became engaged in August 2013 and married on December 21, 2013 in Mexico.
- Palmer, 34, is from Australia. She says as she gets older, reflecting on death makes her philosophical. "The older I get, the more I question the big parts of human existence and certainly spending a few months marinating in the idea of what life really means and what does death mean, made me take a look at my current beliefs and unpack it and liberate myself from the need to have to know what happens and be OK with the unknown."