Do you love me like I love you is a series of 14 new short films by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard commissioned by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to accompany the comprehensive re-issue of the band’s influential catalogue. Expanding on the several projects the artists and the band have together worked on to date as well as Forsyth & Pollard’s own Precious Little series, each 40-minute film features a compelling collage of the famous, infamous and unknown talking directly to camera about what the songs mean to them. The result is a determinedly human portrait of the unique body of work produced by the band over the last 25 years, told through those who have lived and loved the music, including close collaborators.
The films feature current and former Bad Seeds including Kid Congo Powers, Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos, Rowland S. Howard, Blixa Bargeld, Mick Harvey, Hugo Race, Barry Adamson, Martyn Casey, James Johnston, Thomas Wydler. Other participants include the producer Flood, film director John Hillcoat, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, photographers Bleddyn Butcher and Polly Borland, Suicide’s Alan Vega, writer Simon Reynolds, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s guitarist Nick Zinner, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore from Depeche Mode, journalist Matt Snow, Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, artist Martin Creed, Mute’s Daniel Miller, Mick Turner from Dirty Three and actor Noah Taylor, alongside many others.
Many of these films have been launched at film festivals and special events worldwide, including the Glasgow Film Festival, Perth International Film Festival in Australia, the Latitude Festival and the Press Play Film Festival.
The worldwide premiere for Part 5 in the series took place at the BFI, with a special screening followed by a Q&A with the artists and Nick Cave. The recording of this event has been made available as a special BFI Podcast.
The two-disc CD/DVD packages are released by Mute.