Courtney Barnett Enlists An All-Star Cast For Her ‘Elevator Operator’ Video

Celeb-packed videos are usually reserved for the Taylor Swifts of the world but Courtney Barnett has pulled together a mighty impressive cast for her new video Elevator Operator.

Sleater-Kinney, Magda Szubanski, Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers and more all feature in the clip which stars Barnett dresses as a, you guessed it, elevator operator.

She looks very dapper in her uniform and is joined in the elevator by a colourful array of characters. She even manages to join Rogers at the beach and Kelly at the bowling alley before she’s disrupted by a very impatient Szubanski.

It’s the closest thing to a big budget epic that a humble Aussie musician has come and it’s entertaining in so many ways.

Elevator Operator is taken from her 2015 debut record Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometime I Just Sit which has seen her play some of the world’s biggest stages like Coachella and Glastonbury.

You can check out the entire, stacked cast list for the video below.

Watch: Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator

Starring (in order of appearance)


Glory! Bangs

Courtney Barnett

Bones Sloane & Dave Mudie

Magda Szubanski

Tim Rogers

The Finks


The Drones

Garret and Will Huxley, Gabi Barton

Sunny Leunig

Vincent Juggernaut

Tain Stangret

Izzi Goldman and John

Nicholas & Thea Jones


Loose Tooth

Camp Cope

Jo Syme (Big Scary)

East Brunswick All Girls Choir

Paul Kelly

Michael Leunig

Meaghan Weiley, Jess Tyler, Thommy Taranto (Milk! Records)

Jen Cloher

Fraser A. Gorman

Ouch My Face

Marni Kornhauser & Radar Rad

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