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The Weeknd 'Gasoline' by Matilda Finn

Rob Ulitski - 24th Jan 2022

The Weeknd heralds his new album Dawn FM with a spectacular and nightmarish promo from Matilda Finn. 

The video for Gasoline is dripping in Finn's harrowing, hyperreal aesthetic, and follows an elderly version of the artist, who crashes his car into a stop sign and descends into a Hellish realm. 

He regains consciousness in a crowded room, where sinful beings are grappling for whatever physical pleasures they can acquire - sex, drugs, violence... it's all on the cards in this place. 

The crowd begin to show their true colours, as their faces distort into monstrous forms, and The Weeknd has a face-off with a younger version of himself, ending in another death. 

This is an enigmatic expression of existential despair in Matilda Finn's signature style, and it's outstanding work. The video touches upon life, death and addiction, and does so with sublime style - and lots of creepy crawlies. 

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Rob Ulitski - 24th Jan 2022

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  • VFX
  • Alternative
  • Death
  • Hell
  • Elderly
  • Dark
  • Performance
  • Narrative
  • Abstract
  • Horror

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Matilda Finn
Producer
Ryland Burns
Producer
Cole Santiago
Producer
Eli Raskin
Co-Producer
Production Company
Executive Producer
Ryland Burns
Production Manager
Mayte Avina
1st AD
Jesse Hays

Camera

Director of Photography
Jon Chema
1st AC
James Teninty
1st AC
Erick Aguilar
Camera operator
Benjamin Verhulst

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Kyle Bryson
Key Grip
Charles Tae

Art

Production designer
John Richoux
Production designer
Nomad Art + Design
Art Director
Nick Decell

Wardrobe

Stylist (Artist)
Matthew Henson
Stylist (Cast)
Ntombi Moyo
Hair
Sharif Poston
SFX Make-up
Mike Marino, Prosthetic Renaissance
SFX Make-up
Malina Stearns
SFX Make-up
Chelsea Delfino
Make-up (Artist)
Christine Nelli
Make-up (Cast)
Marcela Osegueda

Choreography

Movement Director
C Prinz

Casting

Casting director
Esprit Casting

Editorial

Editor
Matilda Finn
Editor
Armen Harootun

Grading

Colourist
Simone Grattarola
Colour grade company
Time Based Arts

VFX

VFX Company
Black Kite Studios
VFX Supervisor
Hugo Saunders

Misc

Head Of Production
Ari Schneiderman
Stunt Co-ordinator
TJ White
Sound design
Mark Hills
Sound
Factory

Other credits

Production Coordinator

Brent Assayag

2nd AD

Malloy Chevalier, Mollie Lemm

2nd 2nd AD

Mengyao Liv Li

2nd AC

Vinnie Bredemus, Dumaine Babcock

Techno Op

Clay Platner

Crane Tech

Joe Mullins, Will Pipkins

Matrix Tech

Shawn Fossen, Simon Shin

DIT

Gianennio Salucci, Daniel Woiwode

VTR

Robert Buckholz

VTR Asst

Andres Martinez

Photo Asst

Alexander Fredric

BBE

Mike Cruz

Electric

Armen Gurdzhyan, Anthony Ortiz, Claudio Rodriguez

Board Op

Tyler Sanderson

Key Rigging Grip

Marlow Nuñez

Best Grip

Adrian Estrella

Dolly Grip

Kyle Sorvig

Grip

Daniel Vasquez, Tigran Aghasaryan, Igor Kamoevi, Kyle Hudnall, Stephan Chang, Kevin Chiu, Mike Munoz, Carlton Hudson, Mike Lavere

Art Coordinator

Alyssa Lopez, Hayley Ramagos

Prop Maker

Andrei Hill, James Cowan, Ashton Warner, Flip Flipelli

Scenic

Dani Manning, Megan Genova

Set Dresser

Thomas Castillo, Elio ‘Gizmo’ Martinez, Logan Blue. Max Cunnane. Frances Munoz, Danny Araujo, Amanda Salazar

SPFX Cord

Simon White

SPFX

Art ‘Tommy’ Haynes, Albert Lanutti

Weeknd Stylist Asst

Breaunna Trask

Weeknd Barber

Daronn Carr

Weeknd Tailor

David Viato

Weeknd SPFX MU Asst

Crystal Jurado, Richard Redlefsen

Makeup Asst

Bridget O’Donnell

SPFX Makeup Asst

Meg Wilbur, Sasha Glasser

Hair Asst

A.D. Lewis

Stylist Asst

Landon Rivera, Yesenia Carbajal

Boom Op

Andres Barrientos

Animal Wrangler

Aaron Wells

Studio Teacher

Mandy Friedrich

Movement Asst

Gigi Todisco

PAs

Ryan Morgan, Cole Johnston, Annie Zaruba-Walker, Alejandro Fumero, Ellis Moye, Kevin Fogg, Arnold Juarez, Hayley Spivey, Gee Depratt, Conrad Olmos, Alex Norman, Ricky Cano, Arden Lasalle, Brady Drobny

Location Manager

Casey Sullivan

Gang Boss

Chris Machado

Covid Compliance Manager

Casey Kimble

Testing Coordinator

Laura Manning

Medic

Heidi Rodriguez-Shimel

Catering

Judd’s Catering

Craft Services

Paloma Aguirre

VFX On Set Supervisor

Robert Olsson

VFX Senior Producer

Tamara Mennell

VFX Producer

Bruce Langfield

VFX Assist

Bruno Fukomothi, Andrew Curtis, Vahur Kuusk

Additional VFX

Prosper Unger-Hamilton

Colour Producer

Sean Ewins

Post Sound Studio

Factory Studios

Audio Producer

Sadie Poole

Filmout

Metropolis Post

Special Thanks

Norm Li and Whitney Jackson

Cast

Olivia Sysack, Jessica Sysack, Erin Green, Desiree Green, Audra Stillwell, Alyssa Stilwell, Isabella Isaziga, Tatiana Tovar, Gyasi Johnson, Jenly Crespo, Janel Carrington

Stuntmen

Hank Kingi, Gee Alexander, Devante Thomas

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