Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Announce New Documentary 'This Much I Know to Be True'
The Andrew Dominik-directed film will explore the duo's creative partnership and process
Published Jan 14, 2022Nick Cave and Warren Ellis continue their fruitful creative relationship with filmmaker Andrew Dominik — whose upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde was scored by the duo and whom they worked with on 2007's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and 2016's documentary One More Time with Feeling — with the newly announced documentary This Much I Know to Be True.
This Much I Know to Be True is described as a companion piece to One More Time with Feeling, exploring Ellis and Cave's artistic relationship and following the creation of songs from their last two studio albums, Ghosteen (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) and Carnage (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis).
The film was shot on location in London and Brighton last year, documenting the first performances of the albums and featuring an appearance by the duo's close friend and long-term collaborator Marianne Faithfull.
Viewers will also get a look into Cave's process of writing The Red Hand Files — Cave's fan Q&A project — and his method for choosing how and why to answer certain questions.
The film will also visit Cave's workshop, where he's in the process of creating a sculpture series that depicts the life of the Devil. The series 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." Very on-brand.
This Much I Know to Be True is expected to be released later in 2022.
See an Instagram post announcing the film below.