Joseph Brannigan Lynch
October 29, 2009 AT 07:51 PM EDT

A hip-hop music video directed by the late Heath Ledger for Australian rapper—and childhood friend—N’fa is now available online, and you can watch it below.

The video for “Cause an Effect” features black and white painted heads rapping to N’fa’s Outkast-esque track. The stark color contrast and visual framing (as well as other clips he helmed for Modest Mouse, Nick Drake and Ben Harper) suggests Ledger had a fair understanding of film aesthetics and might have gone on to a vaunted career in directing had his life not been cut short.

“Every day I count my blessings that he directed this piece of art,” says N’fa, who knew late Oscar-winner from an early age. “When he had the idea about doing this video I had no question about it.”

It might be just me, but it’s hard not to look at the faces in the video and see a resemblance to Heath as the Joker… but with a touch of Dr. Frank-N-Furter thrown in for good measure.

Let us know how the video resonates with you.

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