PES (born Adam Pesapane; May 26, 1973) is an American director and stop motion animator of numerous short films and commercials. In 2013, his short film Fresh Guacamole was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar.
In July 2008, PES released his short Western Spaghetti. The film shows PES cooking spaghetti (the hands in the film are PES’s) but all the ingredients in the dish are replaced with objects such as tomato pin cushions, rubber bands, Rubik’s Cubes, post-it notes, and bubblewrap, and all are brought to life through stop-motion animation. TIME Magazine named “Western Spaghetti” the #2 Internet film of 2008 in its “Top Ten of Everything 2008”. The film also won an Honorable Mention at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in June 2009.
Stop Motion Western Spaghetti