Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan

Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series


The Art of the Short Film

September 13, 2012


PES is the creator of some of the most popular, memorable and iconic short films of the last decade. He has been featured in publications and venues ranging from The New York Times and the front pages of YouTube in 22 countries, to the Guggenheim Museum. His short, Western Spaghetti, was named #2 Viral Video of the Year by Time Magazine and his film, Fresh Guacamole, received 5 million views on YouTube in the first month. Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Green Hornet) says: “Clicking on a PES film is to open a safe and suddenly see a million ideas glittering and exploding.” PES is currently developing a feature film of the Garbage Pail Kids for Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company. 

With support from U-M Screen Arts & Cultures, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Chelsea River Gallery.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

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