Heath Ledger samarbeidet like før sin død med Modest Mouse-frontfigur Isaac Brock om konseptet til en ny musikkvideo for det amerikanske indierockbandet. Ledger rakk ikke å fullføre prosjektet før tragedien inntraff i januar i fjor, men nå er videoen for låta King Rat ferdigstilt av Ledgers venner i musikkselskapet The Masses.
Et utdrag for dagens pressemelding på The Masses’ nettsider:
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.
Den animerte og samfunnskritiske musikkvideoen, i Heath Ledgers visuelle ånd, ser du her.