Avicii "Heaven"

The video to the track “Heaven” from Avicii. Directed by filmmaker Levan Tsikurishvili, the video is a gorgeous combination of images of Tim Bergling from their last visit to Ille Saint Marie in Madagascar in 2016 during the filming of True Stories and a second visit that Tsikurishvili made after Tim’s death to honor his legacy.

(Tim and Chris Martin wrote and recorded “Heaven” in 2014, with Tim producing the final version in 2016.)

In a statement about the video, Tsikurishvili wrote: “I have been working with Tim since about 2013. During these years, we made 8 music videos, 3 concert movies and 2 documentaries together. In 2016, right after his last show, Tim, Tim’s childhood friend Awat, and I spent 19 beautiful days in Madagascar, llle Saint Marie. We spoke about everything, laughed, played monopoly, hung out with lemurs, and explored the entire island together. Now, two-and-a-half years later, I returned to the island to remember Tim, to honor his legacy, and to recreate the memories that will stay with us forever.”

This video is a collection of Tsikurisvili’s smartphone videos plus some parts of unused material from the documentary Avicii: True Stories and newly shot footage. He also created additioanl 3D animations in order to recreate images illustrating private moments for which there was not video. 
 


  • Levan Tsikurishvili
    Director
    Levan Tsikurishvili
  • Levan Tsikurishvili
    Writer
    Levan Tsikurishvili
  • Levan Tsikurishvili
    Producer
    Levan Tsikurishvili
  • Tim Bergling
    Key Cast
    "Avicii "
    Avicii
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Country of Filming:
    Madagascar
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Arri Alexa + iPhone
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • MTV
    NY
    United States
    June 24, 2019
    World Wide Premiere
  • Youtube.com

    June 24, 2019
Director Biography - Levan Tsikurishvili

Levan Tsikurishvili is a Swedish Georgian film director. He is best known for directing music videos and documentaries. His video for Avicii’s song ”Lonely Together,” featuring Rita Ora, won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Music Video 2018. His documentary film, Avicii: True Stories was nominated for a People’s Choice Award on ”Guldbaggen,” the Swedish equivalent of the Academy Awards. The film qualified for the Oscars 2019 and has been released in 65 countries by BBC World Wide and Netflix. Levan has also directed and produced various Swedish TV series and concert films. Levan Is also a member of the European Film Academy, since 2106

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Director Statement

My name is Levan Tsikurishvili and I have been working with Tim since about 2013. During these years, we made 8 music videos, 3 concert movies and 2 documentaries together. In 2016, right after his last show, Tim, Tim’s childhood friend Awat, and I spent 19 beautiful days in Madagascar, ll Saint Marie. We spoke about everything, laughed, played monopoly, hung out with lemurs, and explored the entire island together. Now, two-and-a-half years later, I returned to the island to remember Tim, to honor his legacy, and to recreate the memories that will stay with us forever.

Note: This video is a collection of my smartphone videos plus some parts of unused material from the documentary Avicii: True Stories and newly shot footage. I also did some 3D animations in order to recreate the moments that I did not have any video material from.