The story of a cupcake who dreams of the open sea…and finds love and wisdom as a result.

Hot off the 2009 SXSW film fesival, “Sweet Deams” by Kirsten Lepore was just named for a Special Jury Award.

The film follows the sugar coated journey of a cupcake who longs to head out on the open sea. When he finally scrapes together the courage to set out, it isn’t long before he is marooned on a lone island.

From there… I won’t spoil the ending for you.

But the film highlights a number of timely themes of travel: the excitement of the journey, the loves we meet abroad, and the knowledge and experience we bring with us when we return home.

What themes did you see in the film? Share your thoughts in the comments!