The Mania film by Barnaby Roper, an award-winning photographer and director, is a fierce and wild-patterned fashion fantasy filled with Illuminati-inspired symbols. It reworks the very concept of fashion films with its psychedelic presentation and epic sequences.
The Mania film, created for the Rêve by Mania Mania Spring/Summer 2011 campaign, features Abbey Lee Kershaw in haute couture and brings a fast-paced display of shapes, from swiftly widening circles to expanding triangles. The varying, moving shapes and composition that Barnaby Roper uses hypnotizes viewers. This trippy form of filmmaking is a simple yet effective way to capture attention.
The dark, mysterious music and sound effects for the Mania film were by Tristan Bechet. Between Abbey Lee Kershaw's sexy performance and Barnaby Roper's much-lauded use of composition, lighting and fashion, this film is a massive hit.