CATEGORIES Drama, Music & Musicals, Shorts, Johnny Depp, War, Western, Trailers and Clips, Trailers and Clips, CinematicalIf you haven't ever read Ambrose Bierce's short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," you've surely been exposed to it in one way or another. Maybe you saw a copy of it on Lost or experienced its influence on films like Donnie Darko and Jacob's Ladder. Perhaps you saw Robert Enrico's 1962 short film adaptation, which won an Oscar and a prize at Cannes before being aired on TV as an episode of The Twilight Zone (watch it free here). Other versions include a silent film by King Vidor, an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and now a music video directed by Johnny Depp for the band Babybird, which is basically a short film adaptation of the story if you remove the shots of singer Stephen Jones.
I'm not too keen on the song, but it's great to see more behind-the-camera work from the Pirates of the Caribbean star. No stranger to the music video format, he's appeared in many as either a musician or actor, and he's also directed a few for his partner, Vanessa Paradis. Depp also directed a 1992 short documentary about Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante called Stuff and the 1997 feature The Brave, in which he co-starred with Marlon Brando. Currently he's working on a feature documentary about his Pirates pop (and inspiration), Keith Richards. Now, wouldn't it be crazy if that film's ending is inspired by Bierce's story and we finally learn that the Rolling Stones guitarist has actually been dead (living dead, that is) for years?
Check out the Depp-directed music video for Babybird's "Unloveable" after the jump: