This Much I Know To Be True

Andrew Dominik’s career has been crossing paths with Nick Cave’s since 2000’s Chopper, which was scored by original Bad Seeds member Mick Harvey. Seven years later, Cave wrote the music for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, assisted by another bandmate, Warren Ellis. The next step in this decade-long friendship and partnership was the 2016 film One More Time with Feeling, in which Cave chose to present his album “Skeleton Tree”, having withdrawn from all promotional tours and interviews after his son’s death. In 2021, Cave once again found himself unable to perform live on stage, only this time he shared his predicament with musicians everywhere who were also obliged to give up audience contact on account of the pandemic. And so, for the second time, cinema becomes the preferred means of breaking the vocal and instrumental silence. Besides snippets of conversations and musings between the musicians and the director, Dominik’s enveloping cameras capture an intense studio session with Cave and Ellis (with a Marianne Faithfull cameo) featuring piano and string-dominated tracks from the latest albums, 2019’s “Ghosteen” and 2021’s “Carnage”.
by Andrew Dominik
with Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Marianne Faithfull, Wendi Rose, Janet Ramus, T Jae Cole, Eloisa-Fleur Thom, Alessandro Ruisi, Luba Tunnicliffe, Max Ruisi
United Kingdom 2021 English 105’ Colour World premiere | Documentary form


  • Nick Cave
  • Warren Ellis
  • Marianne Faithfull
  • Wendi Rose
  • Janet Ramus
  • T Jae Cole
  • Eloisa-Fleur Thom
  • Alessandro Ruisi
  • Luba Tunnicliffe
  • Max Ruisi


Director Andrew Dominik
Cinematography Robbie Ryan
Editing Matthew C Hart
Music Nick Cave
Producers Isaac Hoff, Bethany Clayton, Amy James
Executive Producer Charlie Sinclair

Produced by

Bad Seed Ltd & Uncommon Creative Studios

Andrew Dominik

Born in New Zealand in 1967 and raised in Australia, the film director and screenwriter studied film at Swinburne University in Melbourne. His debut, the crime drama Chopper, won several awards. His Western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was an international hit and secured an Oscar nomination for its star, Casey Affleck. The neo-noir crime thriller Killing Them Softly screened in 2012 at Cannes. In 2016, he made the documentary One More Time With Feeling with Nick Cave and his band The Bad Seeds.


2000 Chopper 2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Die Ermordung des Jesse James durch den Feigling Robert Ford) 2012 Killing Them Softly 2016 One More Time With Feeling; documentary 2021 This Much I Know To Be True; documentary

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022