EXCLUSIVE: While the movie world eagerly awaits the discharge of Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde, scored by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, we will reveal particulars in regards to the newest collaboration between the filmmaker and musicians: documentary This Much I Know To Be True.
Oz filmmaker Dominik beforehand teamed up with Cave and Ellis to highly effective impact on the beautiful western The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. They adopted that up with 2016 music documentary One More Time With Feeling, which premiered on the Venice Film Festival.
This Much I Know To Be True is a companion piece to the latter movie, exploring the inventive relationship and songs from Cave and Ellis’s final two studio albums, Ghosteen (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) and Carnage (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis). Above is a primary look picture from the movie.
Shot on location in London and Brighton final yr, the film will doc the duo’s first performances of the albums and can characteristic a particular look by shut good friend and long-term collaborator, Marianne Faithfull. Cinematography comes from Oscar-nominated DoP Robbie Ryan (The Favourite).
Interstitial items between the songs will “illuminate the cosmology and themes of the music”. Viewers will hear in regards to the strategy of Cave writing The Red Hand Files—the letters he chooses to reply and the replies themselves — and his methodology. The movie can even go to the workshop the place Cave is making a sequence of sculptures depicting the lifetime of the Devil. The sequence is described as “a portrait of the lives of all of us as we move from innocence to experience, attune to the world and its attendant loss, and eventually confront our own mortality”.
The launch is being lined up for later in 2022, when Cave and Ellis can even tour the U.S. for the primary time.
The film is a Bad Seed Ltd Film produced by Uncommon Creative Studios. Producers are Amy James and Isaac Hoff. Executive producers are Charlie Gatsky Sinclair, Brian Message and Beth Clayton. Editor is Matthew C. Hart and lighting design comes from Chris Scott.
The relationship between long-time collaborators Cave and Ellis was additionally captured in 2014 doc 20,000 Days On Earth.
Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Cave is well-known for his baritone voice and for fronting rock band Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, of which violinist and multi-instrumentalist Ellis is a key member. Cave can be identified for scripting films together with The Proposition and Lawless, and for collaborating with Ellis on the rating for films together with Oscar-nominated Hell Or High Water, and the aforementioned Lawless.