At just 100 seconds (1 minute, 40 seconds), Los Angeles-based creator PES’ film ‘Fresh Guacamole’ is the shortest film ever to be nominated for the Academy Awards.
Released originally in 2012, this film is a love letter to guacamole and shows how it’s made from scratch. PES uses regular objects like a baseball (as an onion), a golf ball (as lime), and chess pieces (as salt and pepper) to create a stop motion clay film. With on-point sound effects of slicing, dicing (there’s actual dice too!), and oddly satisfying visuals, it is no surprise that Fresh Guacamole was a 2013 Oscar nominee.
In case you’re wondering, another brilliant work of art, Disney’s Paperman won the Academy Award in 2013 (and not Fresh Guacamole). However, we have to admit that we have a soft spot for PES’ film instead because seriously, just look at how uncannily genius this stop-motion is! It has gathered over 1.8M views on YouTube and PES has since been nominated for Emmy Awards, has received prestigious features (even on NYT!), and he continues to work with leading brands across the world. Follow his epic creative journey on Instagram, maybe?