The world needs a hero like Desmondo Ray, a desperately weird man-child that just needs a little love in this big, bad, dangerous world.
Mixing the subtle weirdness of Salad Fingers with a tender, bittersweet heart, this animated character first entered our hearts in Taxi Film’s Steve Baker’s multi-award-winning short film The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & 3⁄4, which combined live-action, animation and visual effects as it introduced Desmondo’s search for a deeper connection, someone who enjoyed similar hobbies, such as…you know…peeing in the rain.
Baker and Desmondo have just returned with a long-awaited web series, THIS IS DESMONDO RAY!
There’s plenty of love already for Desmondo, receiving a coveted Vimeo Staff Pick, and being featured on the prestigious Short of the Week website (a rare honour for an episodic series), and winning Best Web Series at it’s very first screening at the Chain NYC Film Festival.
This latest instalment by Baker is another striking combination of live-action and animation, mixing humour, heart, and a little darkness, into a surreal rollercoaster ride of emotions.
Enjoy Episode 1 below and check the website for all of the latest episodes – https://www.thisisdesmondoray.com/episodes