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.