Before his tragic death, Heath Ledger had started to direct a video for Modest Mouse's song "King Rat" and the result has been unveiled this week. He worked with Daniel Auber, who he met on the set of The Brothers Grimm, to put together a video that raised the awareness of commercial whaling. Modest Mouse's website has been updated with this info:
In January of 2007, while visiting his homeland of Australia, Heath Ledger presented Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse with an idea to direct a video for their yet-to-be-released song “King Rat”. Heath’s vision, brave and unapologetic in its nature, would marry his love of bold and original music with his impassioned stance against the illegal commercial whale hunts taking place off the coast of Australia each year. Always one to operate from his heart and take a stand for what he cared deeply about, Heath’s intention was to raise awareness on modern whaling practices through a potent visual piece without having to say a word. It was his way to let the story, in its candid reversal, speak for itself.
So check out the video and let me know what you think — do you love it, or is it not your thing?