New Heath Ledger-Directed Music Video is Kinda Creepy

August 4, 2009

Back in March, it was announced that one of Heath Ledger’s last artistic endeavors would finally see the light of day and now it’s finally here. In the video for Modest Mouse’s “King Rat,” Ledger takes us on an odd journey with a group of animated whales hunting for humans on the high seas.

According to a press release, Ledger approached Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock with the idea for the video when Brock was in Australia back in January 2007:

The video was fully conceived down to the last detail but unfinished when Heath passed away in January of 2008. In the interest of fully realizing Heath’s final work as a visual artist, THE MASSES (a film and music company which Heath was a partner in finished the video in his honor, with the support and advocacy of Isaac Brock.

Proceeds from the video's iTunes purchases will benefit the non-profit marine life organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for the entire month of August. The video drops on iTunes August 7th.


King Rat

Source: Modest Mouse