- Los Angeles, CA
- PES Film
PES is frequently cited as one of the most unique video artists of his generation. His signature style of animation with objects blends a pop art sensibility with touches of surrealism. His first short Roof Sex won the “Best First Film” award at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival in 2002 and went on to receive 25 million+ hits online. His short, Western Spaghetti, was named #2 Viral Video of the Year by TIME Magazine and won at Sundance in 2009. Fresh Guacamole, the second film in his food trilogy, premiered in front of Academy Award-winner The Artist and was nominated for the 2013 Oscar. PES’s most recent short, Submarine Sandwich, was funded with support from Nikon and from 1100 Kickstarter backers and received 9MM views online.
PES has been featured in an unusually wide variety of publications and venues, from The New York Times to the front pages of YouTube in 22 countries, from the Barcelona subway to major art institutions including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. His YouTube channel has 900,000 subscribers and his films have over 180,000,000 views. He has also directed dozens of commercials for major brands including Honda, Android, Playstation, Samsung, Scrabble, and Bacardi.
PES is currently developing a feature film based on the Garbage Pail Kids franchise with Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company.