PES's latest short film, "The Deep," has gone live as part of Showtime's new "Short Stories" Series.
PES was commissioned by Showtime to create a standalone piece of entertainment in the tradition of his most popular viral shorts, "Western Spaghetti", "Game Over", "Kaboom!", and "Roof Sex," all of which have tallied millions of hits online. "PES's ability to create highly re-watchable original content has helped him to become one of the most successful viral artists of the past decade," says Dave Morrison, EP/Head of Commercials at Anonymous Content.
Featured alongside PES in the series are Don Hertzfeldt and Cyriak, two artists who also command large online fan bases. The seven short films will air on Showtime, Showtime On Demand, and on mobile devices.
In "The Deep," metal objects of the past come to life in the depths of the sea. The film is a departure for PES, with a darker and more mysterious tone than in his previous films. In addition, PES mixes layers of visual effects with his stop-motion to achieve the murky atmosphere.
Written, Directed, and Animated by PES
Producer(s): Sarah Phelps, PES
VFX Compositing: Wolfgang Maschin, Demiurge
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Anonymous Content is an industry-leading production and management firm that leverages its unrivaled reach and access to talent to create and produce innovative content across all its divisions: Film, Integrated, Commercials, Music Video, Television, and Talent.
Anonymous was formed in 1999 by a collaboration of business and creative minds responsible for developing some of the industry's most respected entertainment and branded content. In launching the company, the founders combined their unique talents, distinct vision for the future of content creation, and unmatched industry access. Since then, Anonymous has been able to extend its reach across entertainment, exercising its capacity to package talent and mine literary material from deep and powerful resources.
Company principals have developed longstanding direct relationships with talent, talent agencies, advertising agencies, domestic and international distributors, and broadcasters, reinforcing their ability to assemble the right team for any project. They create compelling and entertaining content while facilitating the development, production, and distribution of programming. Anonymous is responsible for producing such features as 44 Inch Chest, 50 First Dates, Babel, Case 39, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Smiley Face and Rendition to name a few. Its commercial arm has been part of many of the industry's most successful campaigns, as well being at the forefront of the evolution of brand integration campaigns such as BMW Films. The Anonymous team now consists of more than 100 full-time employees at its Culver City, New York, and London offices.