Cupcake Bob

| April 5, 2018

Emerson / 2017 / English / Color

Cupcake Bob is a short film about a girl who wants go out on a boat, and about everything that stands in her way; from death to dads to cupcakes. It was inspired by true events. According to director Olivia Accardo, it was the go-to story that was often shared over dinner conversation, barbecues or other familial events. “After we had told it approximately literally actually one million times, I thought the one million and first time Cupcake Bob got told should be in a short film form.” – Olivia Accardo

Appeared in Season 5 | Episode 4 | “Pet Problems”

Cupcake Bob is directed by Olivia Accardo

Olivia Accardo is from a little town called Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. She decided to become a filmmaker after a psychic told her mom that one of her daughters would eventually become a successful filmmaker. She was in the 10th grade at the time. She enjoys filmmaking because it’s a cool combination of all of her favorite things: writing, touching cameras, making people do things, sketching stuff.






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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer