Directed by award-winning director Nabil (Kanye West, Frank Ocean, FKA Twigs), Prima Donna follows the release of Vince Staples’ latest EP of the same name.
According to a press release, the nearly 10-minute film is “a surreal fantasia that follows Vince on a dream-like journey through his own music. Weaving music from the Prima Donna EP in and out of the narrative, the short kicks off as Vince exits a music video shoot only to get picked up by a sketchy, sinister cabbie. Vince is soon dropped off at a shabby, nightmarish hotel, filled with surreal bellhops, Shining references, and glimpses of glimpses of stars like Tupac and Amy Winehouse.”
The Prima Donna short film explores similar themes expressed on the EP and is an ideal companion piece to Staples’ new music.