Yesterday, Salon brought our attention to this short film, entitled “Waldo Walker” from 1998, the first ever that The Office star, Rainn Wilson — who you know better as the equal parts loveable and incorrigible Dwight Schrute — worked on. The video would’ve made a great addition to our recent “Famous Faces in Their Film Debuts” series, don’t you think?
Here’s what Wilson had to say about the clip on Facebook: “I wanted to share with you a truly sad and fascinating series of videos. In 1998 in New York City, I worked with a young man named Wally White… His second feature, WALDO WALKER, was never finished or released (Wally, true story, later committed suicide). It’s now been posted on YouTube in its entirety in 10 parts. Its my very first film. Its a weird, misguided, underfunded homunculus of a film… I miss you, Wally.”