Do Not Push - Jason Gottlieb

Do Not Push

stop motion


Do Not Push (2013)

a stop motion short film



Juan Pablo is full of excitement as he is about to propose to his girlfriend Talia. The problem is Juan Pablo doesn’t exactly read the signs around him. After a failed proposal attempt he finds himself in front of a life changing sign. The question is will he finally read the sign in front of him or will he PUSH his luck?
About the film 
Do Not Push was first created by Jason Gottlieb and Oscar Negroni in 2009 to give them a fun creative outlet during the Hollywood writer’s strike. Jason, a stop motion animator, wanted something to animate and Oscar a screenwriter, was more than happy to join Jason in the crafting of this fun story. Together the two brought this world to life from written word to the colorful animation you see and hear in the short. Do Not Push would take 4 years to complete because their respective lives would change in ways they could never have imagined. Respectfully, they have aged, found love, and had their first sons come into the world. Do Not Push represents more than just a long creative journey, but one that reflects growth, change, commitment, love, and wisdom.


Do Not Push stars the very talented and funny Josh Covitt and Deanna Russo.