Everyday Something

Talent Showcase 2000
  • Scheme: LAFVA
  • People: Carol Morley
  • Duration: 15'

Everyday Something Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2000
  • Year of release: 2000
  • Shooting format: 35mm


  • Artist: Carol Morley
Drawing on Carol's extensive collection of newspaper cuttings, this film explores ideas of boredom and mundanity and is a poetic rendering of everyday life in crisis. Carol Morley's The Alcohol Years was one of the most talked about documentaries of 2000 and winner of a special Grierson award. Here Carol returns to her short film roots with initially hilarious results, but what darkness lurks behind the surreal suburban anecdotes?

Based on her collection of newspaper cuttings, Carol Morley's Everyday Something is a collage of extraordinary incidents in the lives of very ordinary people. Narrator John Peel introduces us to a woman who can't stop jogging, a man obsessed with Claudia Schiffer and a washing machine repairman taken hostage, amongst others.

Michael Grinter
Chris Stanton
Andrew Spence
Ruth Raymond
Louise James
Kevin Gower
Jean Marlow
Thirl Drew
Paul Rogan
Carol Holt
Nick Ewans
Jennifer Thorne
Richard Pescud
Miranda French
Jim Conway
Sally Bayley

Narrator: John Peel

Writer/Director: Carol Morley
Editor: Diarmid Scrimshaw
Director of Photography: Mary Farbrother
Producer: Cairo Cannon
Art Director: Michelle Bhatia
Assistant Art Director: Alice Ibsen
Focus Puller: George Steel
Additional Camera: Peter Bathurst
Clapper Loader: Kate Filby, Neil Flaherty
Gaffer: Pip Keeling
Electrician: Mark Keeling
Grip: Andy Hickman
Production Manager: Helen Jackson
Runner: Luca D'Avanzo
2nd AD: Clare Pryke
Sound: Viv Acious, Luke Neuman
Dubbing Mixer: Nigel Glynn-Davies
Titles: Frameline

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