I’m delighted and excited to have been asked to make a contribution to the filming of Do you love me like I love you? – a series of films produced by acclaimed British artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard to coincide with the remastering of the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ back catalogue.
The two British artists have been commissioned to produce a series of short films that will accompany each of the studio albums when they are remastered and re-issued by Mute.
Each film will be a simple, powerful collage of people talking directly to camera about the songs on that album. The artists want to capture passionate, open people talking candidly about the songs they love from the band’s history; discussing the first time they heard a song, what it means to them, how it makes them feel, the stories the songs tell and the ways in which the band has soundtracked their lives.
The films will feature famous, infamous and unknown fans.
Iain and Jane developed the idea and will be conducting the interviews, directing and editing each film. They’ve spent the last six months working with the Bad Seeds on various video projects including the four promo videos for the new album “Dig, Lazarus Dig!!!’, live studio footage and a set of seven, one-minute ‘seance’ clips on YouTube. They’re artists who have worked have worked together for 14 years making videos and performances that cross-reference art and music.
Follow-up post made here.