Johnny Depp directs an arty video for Babybird: Watch here

Johnny Depp: Is there anything the man can’t do? The Mad Hatter’s latest project is directing a music video for British rockers Babybird‘s “Unloveable,” which you can watch after the jump.

As you’ll see, it’s a stark, dramatic clip. We open in black and white, with singer Stephen Jones about to be executed by hanging for crimes unknown. Our hero escapes the gallows, dodges pursuers, and flashes back to past experiences, until — well, I won’t ruin the surprise ending for you, but you might remember it from middle-school English. As Vulture notes, the video’s plot is taken from Ambrose Bierce’s 1890 short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” a trippy classic set during the Civil War that was later adapted into a Twilight Zone episode. How literary!

Check out the video after the jump and let us know what you think of Depp’s handiwork.

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  • Chris Brandes

    Amazing song … Great video … Brilliant album!!!!

  • tvfan

    Wow! really cool – made me like the song.

  • chessie

    that was really excellent work! Really wonderful song & video Job Well Done, Johnny!

  • Cindy M

    Wow. Love it.

  • Chris Brandes

    Johnny also plays guitar on the track.

  • harry

    give Johnny a movie to direct he is a Master!!!

  • Melissa

    Another talent for the multi-talented….Kudos to Johnny

  • Sophia

    It always makes me laugh that Johnny was such a fan of BabyBird, i think it’s mainly because my only association with the band was dancing at a school disco to ‘your gorgeous’ so it surprised me that anyone ever took them so seriously. :)

  • springs

    Awesome. I’ll be looking into that album.

  • madscntst

    The song is great, and the album, Ex-Maniac, is great as well. Check it out.

  • ldb

    Just proves everything Johhny Depp does is brilliant!!!! Oncore!oncore!

    • Dixie

      ldb -it’s “encore”

  • Yaryta

    Johnny Depp already directed a movie it is called The Brave (1997) and I love it!!! He is multi talented, and he play the guitar in the song Unlovable too. :)

  • Dez

    Brilliant! Both video and song! Well done to Johnny AND Babybird!! Just wonderful!

  • Nancy Riley

    GREAT JOB JOHNNY AS USUAL

  • AMP

    Absolutely phenominal! Never could have imagined the ending! Johnny D showed us a great display of direction and I would have expected nothing less! Great Video without a doubt!

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