Representing some of his last directorial work before his death, Heath Ledger’s Music Videos Come To Light:
The Oscar-winning actor directed “King Rat” for Modest Mouse after meeting singer Isaac Brock in Australia. “Heath and I have a mutual friend and when we were in Australia, my fiancé and some of us in the band went out on a boat with him and his family and friends and talked about the idea,” Brock told VH1 in [a] 2007 interview. “The idea sort of dropped, but then he just sent me an email saying that he wanted to do it.”
Billboard reports the video was “animated by director and illustrator Daniel Auber, a member of Ledger’s art collective The Massive,” but Spin claims it was “animated by Terry Gilliam (Twelve Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas).” So who knows?
Could be interesting…
Update: MTV talked to Modest’s Mouse’s rep: “The video was animated by Norris Houk III, with Jade Taglioli as the second animator, and illustrated by Daniel Auber, who is a concept designer and frequent collaborator of Terry Gilliam — Modest Mouse’s rep stressed that Gilliam did not animate the video.”