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New film to trace ‘day in the life’ of Nick Cave

By | Published on Monday 1 July 2013

Nick Cave

Nick Cave stars in a new quasi-fictional film tracing a day – his 20,000th – in the life of… Nick Cave. A montage of abstract, unrehearsed scenes (Nick Cave eating, Nick Cave in therapy, Nick Cave driving in a car with Ray Winstone and Kylie Minogue) are narrated by… Nick Cave, filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s ‘20,000 Days On Earth’ was filmed as Cave and The Bad Seeds’ recorded and promoted their most recent album ‘Push The Sky Away’.

Says Nick Cave: “They filmed everything. They had a camera set up in my office when I’m just writing the first lines of things, picking out the first melodies on the piano. That’s kind of why I let this go in the first place because you just don’t have cameras on bands doing the actual thing. In the past, I’ve let cameras into the studio, but we’ve basically already finished the record. So you get shots of people sitting around in the control booth, listening to music”.

A trailer for the film isn’t yet available, but we know more about it because of this Guardian piece on the project by Alexis Petridis. Plus you can watch the video for Cave And The Seeds’ single circa-2008 ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!’, which was also directed by Forsyth and Pollard.