With the publication of her semi-autobiographical novel 7 Miles Out (2015) Carol Morley once again reveals why she is one of the most daring, honest and exciting talents to have emerged in the past decade in the UK.
These qualities were evident to those who were startled and absorbed by her visual journey of self-discovery in the Alcohol Years (2000) and has been reinforced by her subsequent films: leading film critic Mark Kermode in his Observer review of her most recent film The Falling (2015) to state "she has joined the ranks of Britain’s best filmmakers."
Her restless creative enquiry and experimentation are infectious and inspiring. In this special event Carol talked about and screened clips of films which have inspired her, alongside clips from her own film work. Carol's got bags of charisma and offers a fascinating insight into the world of film and writing and this recording is well worth a watch if you are an aspiring filmmaker, a die hard documentary fan, or even if you just fancy a good giggle.
Presented by Watershed as part of Onwards and Outwards, a UK-wide programme examining female representation in the film industry made possible with support from the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.
This event was part of Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2015