Chopped Dice, a Pinch of Sequin, and 1 Grenade: How to Make Guacamole

Everyone’s favorite appetizer comes to life in this Oscar-nominated, stop-motion short.

Yum?

The creator of Western Spaghetti has done it again. Fresh Guacamole is a delightful, quirky take on an instructional recipe video from stop-motion genius PES.

Considered one of the most original filmmakers in stop-motion animation today, director Adam Pesapane (PES) often relies on mundane objects to bring his films to life. This time weapons, baseballs, and even a handful of dice replace the real (and edible) ingredients needed for homemade guacamole. The film was nominated for an Academy Award this year, but lost to Disney’s much-adored Paperman.

For more from PES, visit his site

Alessandra Ram is a former writer and producer for The Atlantic Video Channel. Her work has also appeared in Foreign Policy.

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