The music video Heath Ledger directed for Modest Mouse has been released!
The animated clip is for the song “King Rat” and shows humans being hunted and killed at sea by whales, which calls attention to Heath’s opposition to the commercial whale hunting that occurs off the coast of his native Australia.
Heath approached Modest Mouse singer Isaac Brock with the idea for the video in January 2007.
The band said in a statement, “The video was fully conceived down to the last detail but unfinished when Heath passed away in January 2008. In the interest of fully realizing Heath’s final work as a visual artist, a music company called The Masses finished the video in his honor, with the support and advocacy of Isaac Brock.”
Check out the video below: