Oscar and Emmy-Nominated PES is the creator of some of the most widely viewed stop-motion films of all-time including Western Spaghetti, Fresh Guacamole, Submarine Sandwich, Game Over, Human Skateboard, KaBoom! and Roof Sex. On his YouTube Channel alone, PES's films have been viewed over 800,000,000 times.
PES's uncanny knack for transforming familiar objects and people through stop-motion animation has since earned him global recognition and dozens of honors, including an Academy Award® nomination for Fresh Guacamole in 2013. (Fresh Guacamole is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar, as confirmed by The New York Times and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences). Now, with over a billion+ consolidated views online, Fresh Guacamole is the most-viewed Oscar short of all time, more than any Disney or Pixar short.
PES is the inventor of the stop-motion cooking genre with Western Spaghetti in 2008, the world's first stop-motion cooking film. Western Spaghetti earned Time Magazine's #2 Viral Video of the Year in 2008 as well as the Audience Award at Annecy in 2009. Together, PES's three stop-motion cooking shorts -- Western Spaghetti (2008), Fresh Guacamole (2012) and Submarine Sandwich (the only PES film to feature a cameo by the artist, 2014) -- have spawned thousands of copycat works online and established the "stop-motion cooking film with substituted objects" as a popular meme.
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) and Human Skateboard (2007), have became viral hits on YouTube.
In 2016, PES received an Emmy® Award nomination for his commercial Honda "Paper", a 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.
PES's most recent film The Fish launched on Earth Day and speaks to the problem of marine plastic pollution in PES's signature style of substituted objects.