Watch: Johnny Depp directs Babybird music video

Johnny Depp played Hunter S. Thompson and Edward Scissorhands, so no matter how many pirate or commercial Burton movies he makes, he will always have a pass with me. Even though it is my human duty to dislike pretty boys like him, his passion for the arts and his wealth of talent are unarguable, even when I am at my most cynical. But when a man has already conquered the worlds of T.V. and film, what next is there for him to do? Direct a music video for a mildly obscure British band for the block!

Yes, the man so many of us remember getting pulled through the bed in the first Nightmare on Elm Street, has turned his attention behind the camera to direct Babybird‘s video for “Unloveable”, where his looks matter less and he must rely oin his talent. As you can view below (Music Mix), Depp seems to be good at everything he tries, even getting artsy points for borrowing the plot from a story written before the LAST century (Ambrose Bierce’s 1890 short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, later adapted into a Twilight Zone episode but I’m sure Depp is referring to the story.)

Check out the video below. How did he make it all… colorless?


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