DESMONDO RAY WINS BEST ANIMATED SERIES IN LOS ANGELES!
Created and directed by Australian filmmaker, Steve Baker, the series is also nominated for Best Writing (Drama), Best Directing (Drama), Best International Series, Best Animated Series, Best Videographics, Best Soundtrack at the Rio Webfest next month.
The series has already won Best Web Series at the CHAIN NYC Film Festival and has been selected for screenings at the UK Webfest, NZ Webfest, Dublin Webfest, as well as being nominated for Best Online Series Production of the Year at the Screen Producers Australia Awards.
Filmmaker Steve Baker is no stranger to awards having won Tropfest in 2007, an AFI in 2008, and has worked with numerous international talents, including directing short films for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Emmy award winning TV series, HITRECORD on TV, which included collaborating with Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson.
Financed by Screen Australia, through the online production program, Screen Queensland, and Sense & Centsability, with the assistance of Chop Shop Post, Sonar Sound, and Taxi Films, THIS IS DESMONDO RAY! follows the adventures of a peculiar man searching for love in a dark and troubling world.
Desmondo was first introduced to the world back in 2013 in the short film, The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & 3/4. Desmondo’s dating tape gained a devoted cult-like following online after it received a Vimeo Staff Pick and premiered at SXSW. Fans worldwide begged to see more of the unlikely hero that led to the series being made.
Said producer Leanne Tonkes:
We’re thrilled at the international recognition the series has received so early in its life. Steve has created a challenging character with an emotional resonance that intertwines humour, heart, and a little darkness. It’s wonderful to see audiences around the world connecting with the bittersweet tale of Desmondo Ray!
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/225376767
And visit the website here: www.thisisdesmondoray.com