Directed by visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, and featuring an original score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, the film is produced out of Pulse Films by James Wilson (JW Films) and Dan Bowen, and backed by Film4, the BFI, Corniche Pictures, Pulse, PHI, and Goldin Films.

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 portrait of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.

First-time feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard were inspired by a line in Cave’s songwriting notebook, in which he calculated being alive for 20,000 days. Cave's story is both extraordinary and strikingly universal. It takes us deep into the heart of how myth, memory, love and loss, shape each and every one of our lives, every single day.

The film had its World Premiere at the Sundance and Berlin Festivals earlier in the year to great critical and public acclaim, with Iain and Jane winning the Sundance Best Direction prize and Jonathan Amos the Best Editing Award in the World Cinema Documentary section.

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH, will be released on September 19 in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH will have its UK Premiere as part of the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House on August 13.

On September 17 there will be a satellite broadcast to UK cinemas that will include a preview of 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH followed by an exclusive event featuring Nick Cave plus special guests.