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.


Visions du Réel Festival international de Cinéma 2014

Nyon (Switzerland)

Saturday, 26th, April, 10:00pm Theatre de Marens

San Francisco International Film Festival 2014

USA (San Francisco)

Sunday, 27th, April, 3:30pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema

Monday, 28th, April, 9:45pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema

Thursday, 1st, May, 6:15pm New People Cinema

Chicago International Music & Movies Festival 2014

USA (Chicago)

Saturday, 3rd, May, 9:30pm Logan Theater 1

Budoku Budapest Film Festival 2014

Budapest (Hungary)

Sunday, 11th, May Toldi Cinema

Sydney Film Festival 2014

Sydney (Australia)

Wednesday, 4th, June, 7.00 pm State Theatre

T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival

Wroclaw (Poland)

Friday, 25th, July, 9.45pm

Saturday, 26th, July, 9:45pm

Friday, 1st, August, 9:45pm

Saturday, 2nd, August, 9:45pm


Sundance Film Festival 2014

Berlinale Film Festival 2014

True False Festival 2014

New Directors New Films 2014

Bucharest International Film Festival 2014

Bafici Film Festival 2014

Full Frame Documentary Festival 2014

Wisconsin Film Festival 2014

Reykjavik Short & Docs Festival 2014

IKSV Istanbul Film Festival 2014



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


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