Modest Mouse-King Rat. Directed by Heath Ledger.

6 08 2009

Back in March word slipped out that the late Heath Ledger had been directing a video for Modest Mouse up until his death in January 2008. It has been finished and the results can be seen below. It is an animated twist on the world of whaling with some pretty gruesome results. Influenced by The Joker perhaps? 

If you’re squeamish or have recently eaten a gingerbread man I recommend you play the video anyway with the sound up and your eyes closed. The song is rather good.

Proceeds from the video’s iTunes sales will benefit the non-profit Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.