EXT. – SKY FILLED WITH CLOUDS – DAY
A WOMAN made out of paper, with a white paper-dress,
dances happily on a fluffy cloud in a blue, sun-lit sky.
She swirls around, free of worry, her dress making papery
She bounces from one fluffy cloud to the next one,
continuing to dance.
Suddenly the cloud on which she is dancing blows her off
and she falls into…
2 INT. – VERTICAL TUNNEL – NIGHT
… a grey, gloomy tunnel.
PAPER-WOMAN is confused as to where she is all of a
VENTILATORS in the walls of the tunnel blow out air and
cause paper-woman to get blown through the tunnel. The
ventilators’ blades are making sharp, uncomfortable
Paper-woman still dances in the air but has trouble
controlling her movements. Her dancing gets more and more
possessed by the wind.
She is blown to the right side of the tunnel, then to the
other. Her white paper-dress becomes a bit grey.
A strong gust of wind blows her from this tunnel into a
second one, branching off.
3 INT. – SECOND TUNNEL – NIGHT
This tunnel is a bit narrower. Paper-woman tries to get
hold of a hook sticking out of the wall, but fails to as
another ventilator blows her into a third tunnel,
branching off of this one.
4 INT. – THIRD TUNNEL – NIGHT
The third tunnel is so narrow that paper-woman’s dress
rubs along the walls and gets greyer. Her dancing seems
Again she tries to regain control by clasping onto the
walls but the winds coming from the ventilators blow her
further down the tunnel.
Paper-woman looks down and sees that the tunnel ends at a
crossroads where two tunnels are branching off, one dark
one to the right and a bright, illuminated one to the left
from which a pink shimmer is emanating. She smiles and
tries to direct her movements into the bright one.
As she is close to the opening of the bright tunnel, one
last ventilator blows her into the dark tunnel, branching
Paper-woman falls into the dark tunnel but she grabs onto
the edge with her paper-hand and doesn’t let go. She puts
her other hand to the edge and pulls herself up. The
strong winds coming from the ventilator are still working
against her but she manages to pull herself over the
She enters the pink-shimmering tunnel, slides down its
side and lands in a giant, pink, radiant hand.
The pink hand strokes paper-woman with its thumb, so her
dress gets white again.
The hand gently lets paper-woman onto the ground of a
bright, yellow road with flowers on each side.
The hand encouragingly urges paper-woman to walk on her
own again. Paper-woman stumbles a bit, but after the first
two steps, she starts to swirl around again and dances
happily down the road which ends at a free-standing door.
Paper-woman puts her hand to the doorhandle and opens the
door. As she does this she turns from paper into ’flesh’
and becomes herself again.
One in four women in the UK will
experience the control of
domestic abuse during her
Paper-woman enters the door to her bright future.
We swing around showing the pink hand has turned into the
Refuge supports women to climb
out of the darkness.