Dance music group turn films stars, Swedish House Mafia

swedish-house-mafiaYou might know their song “Don’t You Worry Child” which is a hit single of electronic dance music trio Swedish House Mafia. But did you also know they are entering a film in the SXSW festival this year? The group got together in early 2000 and have been all over the world since then.

The seminal Austin-Texas based South By South West (SXSW) Festival is happy to announce that the forthcoming motion picture release Leave The World Behind, a movie starring Swedish House Mafia, directed by Christian Larson and executively produced by Jonas Äkerlund, is to be one of the official selection films at this year’s  film festival.

A music documentary following the break-up of Swedish House Mafia, and their subsequent One Last Tour, the largest electronic tour in history, selling over 1 000 000 tickets globally in one week.  Director Christian Larson captures the band in a unique fly on the wall manner as they decide to call it quits and seek closure by finally going on the tour they had always dreamed of.

With breath-taking live moments, huge laughs and dark lows, the band start to unravel why they came to the decision to end the biggest achievement of their lives to date to save their friendship. As the tour finale edges closer and closer, the debate of why it’s all happening becomes more intense.

The film maps out three of the biggest stars in the EDM scene, a scene which has gripped youth the world over, the insight into this world, the psychology of the band, plus the sheer scale of the tour itself and the band’s achievements. This is one film not to be missed.

The movie will get its world premiere in March during the infamous SXSW Festival.