Nick Cave has released the first trailer for his docudrama 20,000 Days on Earth.

Fellow Aussie Kylie Minogue cameos in the teaser, which blends the reality of the musician's life with elements of fiction.

Ray Winstone and musician Warren Ellis are among Cave's other friends and collaborators who appear in the film.

"Nick would have never gone for a straightforward rock-doc," co-director Iain Forsyth told the New York Times in a recent interview.

"We decided to go in a direction that combined reality with fantasy as seamlessly as possible - which, if you think about it, isn't too far from the transaction between a rock star and his fans.

"People want desperately to enter the world Nick creates in his songs."

20,000 Days on Earth will begin screening at select locations over the coming months.

Here's the trailer: