To strike the balance in animation and to make your work both funny and sad is really an incredibly difficult trick to pull off. This short, by Steve Baker does just that, focusing in on the dating video of one Desmondo Ray. Some would categorise Desmondo as a potentially dangerous misfit but Baker very cleverly gives us a glimpse in to the inner Desmondo and what makes him tick. It’s a very funny, sometimes slightly alarming but ultimately poignant animation about the nature of difference and loneliness.
Steve is a director at Taxi, an Australian commercial film production company which specializes in progressing and challenging work.