Carol Morley, director

CAROL MORLEY - Writer and Director

Carol Morley came to prominence with her documentary The Alcohol Years, a BAFTA nominated, Grierson Awarded, festival winning film that was later released on DVD to critical acclaim. The film masqueraded as an autobiography but became as much about the people in it as Morley herself - and was seen to define an era (the 80’s) and a place (Manchester).

An artist filmmaker she has received a number of Arts Council awards and made films that challenge, in different ways, how stories are told and which often cross the boundaries between fact and fiction. Her work has been shown at major international festivals, at galleries, cinemas, on Channel 4, Film4 and has received many international broadcasts, including The Sundance Channel. She has been the recipient of the Arts Foundation Fellowship for documentary film.

Morley’s first narrative feature film Edge - made on a micro budget - was premiered at The London Film Festival in 2010 and is due for a 2012 release. Dreams of a Life is her first documentary feature film.

View Carol's video diary here

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