Most people on the autistic spectrum often find it difficult to socialise or express their emotions. However, when we do, it can be quite fascinating. The Legend of Rawry showcases Baillon's artistic skill in this teaser about a dragon that goes on an epic quest to find treasure, whilst briefly explaining Michael's artistic skill and how he came up with Rawry in a dream.
The best part about the whole film was the simplicity - there are no hidden messages or subliminal themes unlike other First Acts films I've seen; it is an exciting and enjoyable short for all ages to watch. It therefore proves that not every single piece of modern craft needs to be politically or socially motivated. Animation is always appreciated, and Baillon's art skills are certainly lovely.
It's not just the animation, the editing was what really impressed me - it was like watching a proper trailer. You had the brave and bold Rawry on a enigmatic quest to find treasure, unsure of his fate expressed with tense music, and a shocking ending that begs eager and exciting questions. I found The Legend of Rawry a wonderful art piece that opens people up to autism, thus helping to eradicate the stigma & stereotypes associated with it.