20,000 Days on Earth will be released worldwide later this year. The film premiered at Sundance 2014 where it was awarded the directing and editing awards, and will continue to screen at film festivals worldwide in the coming months.


Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.



alongside North American tour of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Sunday, 22nd, June St Anthony Theater Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, 25th, June Alamo Drafthouse Main Street Kansas City, MO

Friday, 27th, June The Globe Calgary, AB

Friday, 27th, June Sie Theater Denver, CO

Tuesday, 1st, July VANCity Vancouver, BC

Wednesday, 9th, July Grand Illusion Theate Seattle, WA

Thursday, 10th, July Egyptian Theatre Los Angeles, CA
inc. conversation and rare solo performance from Nick Cave

Thursday, 10th, July Grand Illusion Theater Seattle, WA

Thursday, 10th, July Roxy Theater San Francisco, CA

Sunday, 20th, July Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Austin, TX

Monday, 21st, July Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Austin, TX

Thursday, 24th, July Zeitgeist Theater New Orleans, LA

Sunday, 27th, July Trocadero Theater Philadelphia, PA

Friday, 1st, August Phi Centre Montreal, QC
inc. conversation and rare solo performance from Nick Cave

Monday, 4th, August Florence Gould Hall Theater New York, NY
inc. conversation and rare solo performance from Nick Cave


In cinemas nationwide August 21

Dendy Newtown New South Wales

Palace Verona New South Wales

Palace Norton St New South Wales

Cinema Nova Victoria

Palace Kino Victoria

Palace Como Victoria

Classic Elsternwick Victoria

Palace Centro Queensland

Palace Nova Eastend South Australia

Luna Leederville Western Australia

State Hobart Tasmania

Palace Electric Australian Capital Territory


NZIFF Sessions

Sunday, July 27th Embassy (Wellington)

Friday, August 1st Embassy (Wellington)

Sunday, August 3rd Regent Dunedin

Sunday, August 3rd Suter Cinema (Nelson)

Wednesday, August 6th Rialto Cinemas Dunedin

Friday, August 8th Roxy (Wellington)

Friday, August 8th Suter Cinema (Nelson)

Sunday, August 10th Hoyts Riccarton (Christchurch)

Wednesday August 20th Hoyts Riccarton (Christchurch)

Saturday August 23rd SBS St James Theatre (Gore)

Saturday August 23rd Movie Max (Timaru)

In cinemas nationwide from 21st August

Rialto Newmarket (Auckland)

Academy Cinema (Auckland)

Lighhouse Cuba St (Wellington)

Penthouse Cinema (Wellington)

Basement Cinema (Rotorua)

Anzac Theatre (Dargaville)

From 28th August

Alice Cinematheque (Christchurch)

Rialto Dunedin (Dunedin)

From 4th September

Gecko (Motueka)



Visual artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard met while studying Goldsmiths College in London in the mid-nineties. They have worked together ever since. 20,000 Days on Earth is their first feature film.

They pioneered the use of re-enactment in contemporary art and became known for their recreations of highly-charged cultural moments, such as their critically acclaimed A Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide, a painstakingly faithful live re-creation of David Bowie’s final performance as Ziggy Stardust exactly 25 years later.

Music plays a significant role in their work, which includes many notable collaborations, such as a sound installation with Scott Walker at Sydney Opera House, experiments with subliminal sound with Jason Pierce (Spiritualized) and a video art work featuring the first ever on-screen appearance of rapper Plan B aka Ben Drew (Harry Brown, Ill Manors, The Sweeney).


“Incredible. Puts most music films to shame. So inventive and inspiring.” Dave Calhoun, Time Out
“Staged, stylized and weird as fuck, it's the rare rock film that raises more questions than lighters” Logan Hill,
“It's gratifying to see a film as ambitious and out there as “20,000 Days on Earth” pin down a subject as elusive as Cave. Don't miss it.” Simon Abrams,
“Deftly balancing the ordinary and the uncanny” Jon Dieringer, Time Magazine
“The most sophisticated rock star biog ever…beautifully one visually explosive sequence, he waxes lyrical about the time he met his wife Susie Bick…a powerful moment in a remarkable film.” Nick James, Sight and Sound
“Simply astounding, razor sharp, dynamic” Rob Nelson, Variety
“Inspiring for those interested in the creative process or anyone searching for their muse” Cory Everett, Indiewire
“Gorgeous & unclassifiable and frequently spectacular documentary” Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
“Probably best music doc I've ever seen… so much more than music. Beautifully made” Wendy Mitchell, Screen International
“20,000 DAYS ON EARTH, was funny, candid and philosophical” Stephen Schaefer, Boston Herald
“A dazzling visual and aural assault that assembles images of Cave’s life from birth to the present” Michael Dunaway, Paste Magazine
“Decisively breaking the music documentary mould” “a film for anyone interested in the creative process…enthralling, provocative and..surprisingly moving” Nick Roddick, Evening Standard
“It embraces a mystery and protects it, and it’s thrilling to behold” Dave Calhoun, Time Out



New York
Sheri Goldberg | ID-PR
Los Angeles
Nancy Willen | Acme PR
Ted Geogenhegan | Freelance
Sumyi Khong Antonson | Drafthouse Films


Charles McDonald


Jill Rosen


Michael Matrenza