PES Opens Online Store to Fund “Fresh Guacamole” Follow-Up

How does one follow up an Oscar nomination for best animated short? Stop motion director PES, who was nominated this year for Fresh Guacamole, wants to make another short, but instead of traditional network or studio financing, he’s raising funds through an online store PES-Novelties.com.

“My immediate goal with the store is to raise financing for the third cooking film in my food trilogy,” says PES. The first two films in the series were Western Spaghetti and Fresh Guacamole.

Items in PES’s store include a screenprint (made in collaboration with Gina Kelly) for his film The Deep (shown above), a selection of “Curiosities” (objects that were collected by PES or which appeared in his films), and of course, the prerequisite film downloads and T-shirts.