About three and a half years after the producer and DJ's death, the Avicii estate has announced a new documentary on the life and music of Swedish artist Tim Bergling.
To be released in 2023, the film will feature newly produced material and include interviews with Bergling's family, friends, and colleagues. There will also be never-before-seen archive footage and interviews with Avicii himself.
While the title is yet to be revealed, Billboard reports the film is being billed as a look into the "music and the artist who defined an era and changed the world of music forever, and is an up-close, intimate, and epic story about his unparalleled successes and his struggles to cope with the pressure."
The documentary is produced by Swedish director and cinematographer Björn Tjärnberg and Candamo Film in cooperation with Swedish National Television. Henrik Burman directs. He is known for his direction on the 2020 doc Yung Lean: In My Head.
“My goal is to provide an honest and new perspective on both the artist Avicii and Tim’s life," Burman said. "I want this to be a film that surprises the audience and challenges the public's image of Sweden’s biggest international artist of today and, in doing so, also shine a light on what his music has meant to so many people.”
Before this film, there was another documentary which showcased the late life of Bergling. However, it was not approved by the Avicii estate. That documentary was 2017's True Stories, which captured Bergling in the era when he was winding down his touring schedule in the wake of his much-publicized burnout period. The documentary caused controversy for its depiction of Bergling in the latter part of his life, and was pulled from Netflix.
Earlier this month, Avicii was honored with a Google Doodle ahead of what would have been his 32nd birthday and to mark National Suicide Prevention Week. An official Avicii biography is also set to be released by Little, Brown Book Group on November 16th and is now available to pre-order.
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