By continuing to browse this site, you agree to the use of cookies. When placed on your device, cookies enable site visit statistics to be collected and services to be better adapted to your needs, such as language preferences. For more information and to configure cookies, click here.

The Weeknd, MANIA

The Weeknd drops epic short film to accompany his new album, with grade and VFX by MPC LA

The Weeknd has released the 12-minute short film MANIA to accompany his new chart-topping album, Starboy. Featuring Michael Jackson-esque melodies and collaborations with Daft Punk, Future, Kendrick Lamar and Lana del Rey, The Weeknd encapsulates his newest creative venture in this mesmerizing visual story. Starboy is already heralded by the press as a triumph equal to his last album, Beauty Behind The Madness. With 12 million views and climbing online, the new music film is receiving equal praise.

MANIA was directed by Grant Singer of Anonymous Content, whose critically acclaimed work ranges from music videos for The Weeknd’s last album to videos for Ariana Grande, Skrillex and Phantogram. MPC’s Gizmo Rivera led the VFX and Mark Gethin provided the grade.

Enjoy the suspense and glamour of “MANIA” in the trailer below and watch the full film here.




The Weeknd


Grant Singer


The Weeknd, Grant Singer


Republic Records

Production Company

Anonymous Content

Executive Producer

Nina Soriano


Saul Germaine

Director of Photography

Natasha Braier

Production Designer

Jeffrey Higinbotham


Final Cut Los Angeles


Ari Tomasettig


Paul Zucker



VFX Lead

Gizmo Rivera


Mark Gethin

Executive Producer

Meghan Lang

VFX Producer

Sarah S Laborde

Color Producer

Rebecca Boorsma

VFX Coordinator

Alexander Ramos

2D Artists

Andre Arevalo, Sandra Ross, Mark Holden, Brian Williams, Padma Priya, Sudheesh T