20,000 Day on Earth Trailer – Behold

Nick Cave does seem like one of the music world’s true renaissance men. In my humble opinion he has never made a bad album (I include ‘Nocturama’ in that), he has written intense and gripping films (I’m very disappointed we won’t get to see his version of The Crow or Gladiator 2), a couple of books, acted, composed soundtracks. So when it was announced last year that he would be “starring” in a documentary about himself intrigue levels rose to fever pitch. Known for his intense privacy, the closest we usually get to learning about him comes from what you read into his lyrics.

The notion of a documentary focusing on him raised the question “just how much will he open up”. When hearing that, with directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, a fictional day-in-the-life approach had been taken to the films structure that just raised more questions about how the film would look and play out.

Well now we can see because a full trailer is finally here.

It looks wonderful. Visually gorgeous, a Push the Sky Away led soundtrack, some semblance of a story about Cave and his relationships mixed with great live footage and what appears to be Cave actually opening up about his inner-thoughts.

If I sound like I’m gushing it’s because I am. Excited? Yes!

By Michael Dickinson

Michael is the VultureHound Film Editor.