This category-defying film weaves a staged day in musician and cultural icon Nick Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his creative cycle. 20,000 Days on Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity that features those who have affected his life, including wry tales from the road from close friends and collaborators including Warren Ellis, Ray Winstone and Kylie Minogue. Voices from the past revisit Cave in daydream-like scenes as he sits behind the wheel, driving through his adopted hometown of Brighton, England. Cave also opens up to a psychoanalyst as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work, and journeys through his memories via mementos from his personal archive. The film pushes the form into new territory, exploring universal themes about artistry and celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit.