Seamus Murphy’s new film A Dog Called Money will receive its World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival today at 5pm. PJ Harvey has worked with film-maker, photographer, and journalist Seamus Murphy for over a decade.

“What initially compelled me to track him down as a collaborator was his unique ability to capture life and death, uninhibited, and without judgement,” says Harvey. “Due to his life’s work of documenting the human condition from such a close and intimate perspective, Seamus’s lens is able to go to places most of us will never otherwise see. His work allows us as viewers to enter, contemplate, and extract meaning for ourselves, within the beauty, colour and context that he captures.”

“Once again this artist inspires and surprises me with his new film. I had no idea how he would bring together four distinct journeys through Afghanistan, Kosovo, Washington D.C., and the making of an album by a Dorset-born songwriter, and yet A Dog Called Money flows beautifully. This engaging film is poised, deeply moving, and carries with it an overriding sense of positivity.”

The photo used in the film’s poster was taken during the recording sessions for The Hope Six Demolition Project LP at Somerset House, in January 2015.

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PJ Harvey, “Recording in Progress” – Somerset House, London, January 2015

* All About Eve, starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James, and featuring an original score by PJ Harvey, to be broadcast live from the Noël Coward Theatre to 2,500 cinemas across the UK and internationally on 11th April 2019 with National Theatre Live.

*Directed by Ivo van Hove, All About Eve will be shown in over 2,500 cinemas, and begins previews in the West End on 2nd February 2019.

Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions have today announced a live cinema broadcast for All About Eve. The world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s highly anticipated stage adaptation of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr will be broadcast on 11th April 2019 by NT Live. NT Live screens to 2,500 venues across 65 countries including 700 cinemas in the UK.

Emmy Award-winning Gillian Anderson and Lily James lead the cast including Monica Dolan, Ian Drysdale, Tsion Habte, Jessie Mei Li, Julian Ovenden, Sheila Reid, Rhashan Stone, Stanley Townsend and Philip Voyzey.

Ivo van Hove’s direction will be accompanied by set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys, with music composed by double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

More information can be found here.

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A Dog Called Money – a new film written and directed by photographer/director Seamus Murphy – is a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of PJ Harvey’s album, The Hope Six Demolition Project.

The feature documentary provides a glimpse into Harvey’s creative process, filming her in a London recording studio and during her travels with Murphy to Afghanistan, Kosovo and Washington D.C..

Seamus Murphy commented: “Polly and I know and trust each other. Enough for her to travel with me to Afghanistan and other challenging places, and for me to believe she’d bring back magic. She then invited me into a big white box behind one-way windows to film every moment of the recording of the songs she brought back. Individually and together, this is our response to what we encountered.”

Produced by Pulse Films, alongside Blinder Films and JW Films, A Dog Called Money is an Official Panorama Selection at Berlinale 2019, where it will receive its world premiere.

PJ Harvey working in the National Museum, Kabul. Afghanistan. Photo by Seamus Murphy.
PJ Harvey working in the National Museum, Kabul. Afghanistan. Photo by Seamus Murphy.

PJ Harvey is confirmed to score Ivo Van Hove’s stage adaptation of All About Eve at London’s Noël Coward Theatre, starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James.

All About Eve is the stage production of the 1950 film of the same name, which was in turn based on Mary Orr’s original play The Wisdom of Eve. The original film was written and directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz and starred Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a Broadway star. Eve Harrington, played in the film by Anne Baxter, is a young fan who gets involved in Channing’s life. The film received 14 Academy Award nominations and won six, including Best Picture.

Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on 28 September. The show runs for 14 weeks from 2 February to 11 May 2019 with an opening night on 12 February.