Last night, I attended LACMA Muse’s Young Directors Night, where six short films competed for Best in Show.
This was the standout:
Created almost entirely with real food, Sweet Dreams is a stop-motion animation film about a stalwart cupcake yearning to find something beyond his world of sugar-cube skyscrapers and frosting-covered friends. When his makeshift boat crashes on foreign shores, he makes a shocking discovery that changes him forever. Director Kirsten Lepore’s immense talent for stop-motion storytelling shines in this endearing tale of friendship and community.
Despite the rain, the event was pretty fun. There was an eclectic crowd and open bar afterwards. Appropriately, the post-screening reception also featured Sprinkles cupcakes.