PES, formally known as Adam Pesapane is an American animation director who has created many short films and commercials. His work is instantly recognized for his use of everyday objects in his stop-motion style animations which are usually full of witty humour and creative ideas. Renowned for his short films, Roof Sex, KaBoom!, Western Spaghetti and Fresh Guacamole which has recently been nominated for Best Animated Short at the Oscars.
Fresh Guacamole is a fantastic stop-motion animation transforming familiar objects into fresh guacamole, such as dice representing a chopped-up onion and poker chips to represent tortilla chips. A clever and innovative take on your basic guacamole recipe which funnily enough makes the tummy rumble in hunger.
This is the first Oscar nomination for PES and they are up against some fierce competitors in the category such as, Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare from The Simpsons and Adam and Dog from the Disney animation artist Minkyu Lee.
PES had created commercially successful ad campaigns for clients such as Bacardi, Nike and Scrabble and is now in development on his first feature film which is a movie based on the Garbage Pail Kids franchise.