New film to trace a day in the life of Nick Cave

New film to trace a day in the life of Nick Cave

A fictional film is set to be released following Nick Cave on the 20,000th day of his life, reports The Guardian.

Directed by multi-media artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who first worked with Cave on the music video for his 2008 single "Dig, Lazarus Dig!", the film features abstract, unrehearsed scenes and was completely unscripted. Narrated by Cave, it also features cameos from Ray Winstone and Kylie Minogue.

Work began secretly on the film - called 20,000 Days On Earth - when Cave and his band The Bad Seeds started writing sessions for their latest album 'Push The Sky Away'. The title for the movie was inspired by the Australian frontman having worked out he had been alive for exactly 20,000 days at the start of the sessions.

Speaking about the project, Cave revealed: "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."

He continued: "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."

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