Initially envisioned as the simple record of a musical performance, this 3D performance-based film took new format, full of meanings, as it followed the tragic context of the creation and recording of the album “Skeleton Tree”, by musician Nick Cave and his band “Bad Seeds”. Intercalating live with the first run of new songs and interviews, the material has as its quide intermittent, reflective and improvised narration by Cave himself. Filmed in black-and-white (with surprising moments of color) the result is fragile, raw and a true testament to an artist trying to find his way through the darkness.
Director: Andrew Dominik
Cinematographers: Alwin H. Kuchler, Beonit Debie
Editor: Shane Reid
Composers: Nicka Cave, Warren Ellis
Producers: Dulcie Kellett, James Wilson
Festivals and Awards:
Venice International Film Festival 2016; Seattle International Film Festival 2016; Dubai International Film Festival 2016