Oscar and Emmy-Nominated PES is the creator of some of the most widely viewed stop-motion films of all-time including Fresh Guacamole, Western Spaghetti, Submarine Sandwich, Game Over, Human Skateboard, KaBoom! and Roof Sex. On his YouTube Channel alone, PES's films have been viewed over 1 BILLION times.
PES's uncanny knack for transforming familiar objects and people through stop-motion animation has earned him global recognition and dozens of honors, including an Academy Award® nomination for Fresh Guacamole in 2013. At 1 minute 40 seconds, Fresh Guacamole is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar. Now, with over a billion+ consolidated views online, Fresh Guacamole is the most-viewed Oscar short in history.
PES is the originator of "the stop-motion cooking film" genre with Western Spaghetti in 2008. Western Spaghetti earned Time Magazine's #2 Viral Video of the Year in 2008 as well as the Audience Award at Annecy in 2009. PES's three stop-motion cooking shorts -- Western Spaghetti (2008), Fresh Guacamole (2012) and Submarine Sandwich (2014) -- have spawned thousands of copycat works online and established "the-stop-motion-cooking-film-with-substituted objects" as a popular style.
In addition to his original content, PES has also directed over 75 commercials for major international brands including Corona, Honda, Android, Orange Telecom, Kinder Surprise, PlayStation, Sprint, Samsung and Bacardi. Some of these commercials, including Coinstar (2004), Human Skateboard (2007) and Milo & Maria (2006), have became viral hits on YouTube reaching into the tens of millions of views. His work has been awarded with a Gold Lion, plus awards from the One Show, the CLIOs, D&Ads, ANDY, and ADDYs.
In 2016, PES received an Emmy® Award nomination for his commercial Honda "Paper", a 2-minute stop-motion tour de force showcasing the 50-year history of the Honda Motor Company. The spot earned numerous ad industry awards including the One Show's "Automobile Advertising of the Year Award." It was also recently added to the permanent collection at both the Louvre's Museum of Advertising and The Museum of Modern Art.