Courtney Barnett documentary ‘Anonymous Club’ announced

The documentary will explore "the inner life of the notoriously shy artist"

Anonymous Club, a documentary about singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, has received funding from Screen Australia as part of the organisation’s $2.5million documentary production funding round.

Taking its title from Barnett’s 2013 ‘How to Carve a Carrot into a Rose’ track of the same name, a brief synopsis of Anonymous Club says the film “[explores] the inner life of the notoriously shy artist amidst her significant rise to fame”.

The documentary is written and directed by filmmaker Danny Cohen, who has previously collaborated with Barnett on music videos such as ‘Need A Little Time’ and ‘Everybody Here Hates You’.


The film will be produced by Philippa Campey (Brazen Hussies) and Samantha Dining (No Time for Quiet) and will be distributed via Film Art Media.

Other projects funded through Screen Australia’s program include Incarceration Nation, a documentary about the injustices First Nations people face at the hands of the Australian justice system, including exceptionally higher rates of incarceration and Black deaths in custody.

Author Tim Winton will explore the Western Australian reef with television series Ningaloo, while Rebuilding Mallacoota will explore the recovery effort in the bushfire-ravaged Victorian coastal town of Mallacoota.

Earlier this month, Barnett shared a video in which she performed her track ‘Sunday Roast’ live at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building. The clip was taken from the songwriter’s upcoming ‘From Where I’m Standing’ livestream concert, which is set to premiere next week.