Drafthouse Films has picked up North American rights to 20,000 Days On Earth, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s docu-drama film centered around musician Nick Cave. The Bad Seed stars in the film which tracks a fictional day in Cave’s creative life, based on his own process writing the 2013 album “Push the Sky Away.” Pic’s title refers to how many days Cave had been living by the time he began recording the album. 20,000 Days On Earth features an original score by Cave and Warren Ellis and debuted at the Sundance Film Festival where it snagged Best Directing and Best Editing awards. It next screens at Berlin. The Pulse Films and JW Films production is produced by James Wilson and Dan Bowen with support from Film4, Corniche Pictures, and the BFI. Drafthouse Films is plotting a 2014 theatrical release. Drafthouse’s Tim League and James Emanuel Shapiro negotiated the deal with Hanway Films’ Thorsten Schumacher on behalf of the filmmakers.
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