Tim Bergling, the Swedish electronic dance music (EDM) DJ and producer famously known as Avicii, popped over to Cannes to raise awareness for Stories, a 60-minute documentary tracking his life as one of the world’s much sought-after recording and live music superstars.
The film should make riveting viewing for EDM fans as well as enthusiasts of the international music scene as it follows Bergling’s evolution from an aspiring 18-year-old musician to today’s multi-award winning DJ phenomenon known as Avicii.
It is also newsworthy as plans for the documentary comes shortly after the Grammy Awards-nominated Bergling officially announced plans to retire permanently from live concert tours.
Talking to MIPTV News, he admitted his career has had its ups and downs. “For me, the whole experience has been one awesome journey, but it has also been a difficult one. I’m an introverted person and am happy as long as I’m making music, but the constant touring and being under the spotlight never came naturally to me.”
Currently in production, the documentary Stories is being directed by Levan Tsikurishvili and produced by Sweden-based OPA People Production with BBC Worldwide handling global distribution, apart from Sweden.
This is not the first documentary about his work that Bergling has participated in. In 2013, Tsikurishvili also directed Avicii on Tour, which followed the musician during an Australian tour.
“I’m retiring from touring because there are so many things I want to do, including making films,” Bergling added. “And this is my biggest film project to date. But I’ve also accepted touring is not going to be for me for 20 more years.”