Turn Off My Heart - Music Video

The Artists emotions and loneliness is overwhelming. But does he run away from the emotions, or does he dive into them? The forces of nature, the ocean, the waves, the wind - the video shows you all this. Beautiful, dangerous, mighty! As metaphores of his feelings and his struggles, but maybe also his savior, his redemption? This music video takes you into the world and thoughts of the Artist, you experience the forces of nature first hand - but also the calm of it all. We all need to dive into our emotions sometimes, face what comes our way - and then hopefully, be able to move on. Emotions are part of life for all of us.

This Music Video was made from a love of music and nature, for the song Turn Off My Heart. This was Bjørn Olav Edvardsens debut as a solo artist in the norwegian selection for Eurovision 2023.

  • Bjørn Olav Edvardsen
    Director
    "Mountains" Official Music Video (Youtube)
  • Jostein Vedvik
    Director
    Vedvik x Solfure, Oda - Happy (Music Video) , Christine Balk - No Good For Me (Music Video) , OH! - Ella & The Pepperjuice X Yina Rose (Music Video) ,
  • Bjørn Olav Edvardsen
    Writer
  • Bjørn Olav Edvardsen
    Producer
  • Bjørn Olav Edvardsen
    Key Cast
    "Bjørn Olav Edvardsen"
    The Voice, Idol Norway, Melodi Grand Prix
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Drama, Nature, Love, Selfcare, Emotions, Music, Popmusic, Heartfelt
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Norway
  • Country of Filming:
    Norway
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Europe Music Video Awards

    July 23, 2023
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY WINNER
  • Europe Music Video Awards

    July 23, 2023
    BEST LYRICS WINNER
  • Europe Music Video Awards

    March 17, 2023
    Honorable Mention
  • Cyprus Music Video Festival

    Cyprus
    April 14, 2023
    Official Selection - Best Male Vocalist Nominee
  • Cyprus Music Video Festival

    Cyprus
    April 14, 2023
    Official Selection - Best Cinematography Nominee
  • Cyprus Music Video Festival

    Cyprus
    April 14, 2023
    Official Selection - Best Song Nominee
  • Cyprus Music Video Festival

    Cyprus
    April 14, 2023
    Official Selection - Best Lyrics Nominee
  • United Kingdom Music Video Festival

    United Kingdom
    May 18, 2023
    Special Mention
  • LNDN Music Video Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 7, 2023
    BEST MUSIC VIDEO WINNER
  • LNDN Music Video Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 7, 2023
    BEST SONG WINNER
  • LNDN Music Video Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 7, 2023
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY WINNER
  • Munich Music Video Awards
    Munich
    Germany
    August 24, 2023
    BEST MUSIC VIDEO WINNER
  • Munich Music Video Awards
    Munich
    Germany
    August 24, 2023
    BEST LYRICS WINNER
  • Munich Music Video Awards
    Munich
    Germany
    August 24, 2023
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY WINNER
  • Munich Music Video Awards
    Munich
    Germany
    August 24, 2023
    BEST DIRECTOR WINNER
  • Munich Music Video Awards
    Munich
    Germany
    August 24, 2023
    BEST CLASSIC SONG (Honorable Mention)
  • Heart Of Europe International Film Festival

    August 23, 2023
    BEST MUSIC VIDEO WINNER
  • Heart Of Europe International Film Festival

    August 23, 2023
    BEST DRONE SHOTS WINNER
  • Tatras International Film Festival
    Tatras
    Slovakia
    August 31, 2023
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY WINNER
  • Tatras International Film Festival
    Tatras
    Slovakia
    August 31, 2023
    BEST SOUNDTRACK WINNER
  • Tatras International Film Festival
    Tatras
    Slovakia
    August 31, 2023
    BEST MUSIC VIDEO WINNER
  • Tatras International Film Festival
    Tatras
    Slovakia
    August 31, 2023
    Honorable Mention BEST DIRECTOR
  • Prague Music Video Awards
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    September 3, 2023
    BEST MALE VOCALIST WINNER
  • 8 & Halfilm Awards

    Canada
    September 3, 2023
    BEST MUSIC VIDEO WINNER
  • 8 & Halfilm Awards

    Canada
    September 3, 2023
    BEST ORIGINAL SONG WINNER
  • 8 & Halfilm Awards

    Canada
    September 3, 2023
    BEST DIRECTOR WINNER
  • 8 & Halfilm Awards

    Canada
    September 3, 2023
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY WINNER
  • Eastern Europe Film Festival

    Romania
    September 3, 2023
    BEST MUSIC VIDEO WINNER
  • Eastern Europe Film Festival

    Romania
    September 3, 2023
    Honorable Mention BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
  • Eastern Europe Film Festival

    Romania
    September 3, 2023
    Special Award BEST DRONE SHORT FILM
  • Rome Music Video Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    September 5, 2023
    BEST POP MUSIC VIDEO WINNER
  • Rome Music Video Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    September 5, 2023
    BEST ACTOR WINNER
  • Rome Music Video Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    September 5, 2023
    BEST DIRECTOR WINNER
  • Rome Music Video Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    September 5, 2023
    Honorable Mention: BEST LYRICS
  • Rome Music Video Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    September 5, 2023
    Honorable Mention: BEST ORIGINAL SONG
  • 4theatre selection

    September 4, 2023
    BEST MUSIC VIDEO WINNER
  • 4theatre selection

    September 4, 2023
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY WINNER
  • 4theatre selection

    September 4, 2023
    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE WINNER
  • 4theatre selection

    September 4, 2023
    BEST DIRECTOR WINNER
  • International Music Video Awards
    Budapest
    Hungary
    September 6, 2023
    BEST POP MUSIC VIDEO WINNER
  • International Music Video Awards
    Budapest
    Hungary
    September 6, 2023
    BEST LYRICS SONG WINNER
  • International Music Video Awards
    Budapest
    Hungary
    September 6, 2023
    Honorable Mention: BEST DIRECTOR
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    California
    United States
    September 15, 2023
    Award of Excellence: MUSIC VIDEO
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    California
    United States
    September 15, 2023
    Award of Excellence: CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    California
    United States
    September 15, 2023
    Award of Excellence: ORIGINAL SONG
  • Los Angeles International Music Video Awards
    Culver City
    United States
    September 14, 2023
    BEST VOICE NOMINEE
Distribution Information
  • The Orchard
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet
  • Nice Noise Music
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet
Director Biography - Bjørn Olav Edvardsen, Jostein Vedvik

Bjørn Olav Edvardsen is an Artist, Songwriter, Director, Producer and Actor living in Nord – Odal in Innlandet, Norway. He was raised on Tromøy outside Arendal, in the beautiful southern part of Norway.
He had his breakthrough as an artist when he became a finalist in Idol Norway 2005. Since then, he has made a name for himself on many stages and TV productions, including The Voice and Melodi Grand Prix (Norwegian Eurovision) He currently runs his own label, and has produced and directed two of his own music videos. As a former Idol Finalist and MGP-songwriter he has had collabs with songwriters and artists like Wouter Hardy (Arcade, Tout l`univers) Ben Adams & Christian Ingebrigtsen (A1) Sissel Kyrkjebø, Henrik Tala (Spirit In The Sky) and Kjetil Mørland (A Monster Like Me) to mention a few.
He has sold over 80.000 physical albums through Idol, and the Final show had over 1.5 million viewers, which is a Norwegian record to date. Over the last three years, he has explored and developed his songwriting through co-writing and participating on songwriting camps. It has led to great results, and there are now big projects planned for 2023.

One of them is Melodi Grand Prix, where he had two entries. He co-wrote and performed "Turn Off My Heart", while he also co-wrote Geronimo with Umami Tsunami, who was in the Final this year.

He met the wonderful and talented Co-Director and photographer, Jostein Vedvik - and they worked together on this project with great results. Finding the emotions of the song through nature and natures powers, combining it with Bjørn Olavs voice and acting, the music and the camera lense.

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Director Statement

"I really want to take my listernes and viewers on a journey. I want them to feel safe and loved, I wanna give them a break from everything going on around us..."