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We think we’ll name this little guy James Cameron. Or maybe Jacques Cameron, because he’s from Montreal. Either way, he’s the latest up-and-coming Canadian filmmaker and his first short is a visually stunning work of cinematic art even the greats would be impressed by. Do we hear Oscar chatter yet?

‘The best cinematographer of his species.’
-Alfred Hitchcock, probably

Jacques grabbed a GoPro off the ground in a Montreal park and proceeded to capture an amazing POV journey up a tree and through its branches. At first he seems hesitant, but quickly figures out that it’s something he can carry with him. And somehow, he knows how to point and shoot like a pro. Don’t tell us it was just a coincidence that he grabbed the camera from the right direction. This animal is an artist.

‘A  true inspiration to anyone looking to break into the film industry. Such innovation!’
-Orson Welles, probably

This isn’t the first time a squirrel or other animal has grabbed a camera and shot some footage or snapped a quick selfie, but this is definitely one of the best ones we’ve seen. We’re pretty sure this squirrel knew what he was doing. He’s too good to not have had some sort of training. Look at his technique!

Plus, not only is it visually good, there’s that wonderful and captivating narrative: squirrel finds GoPro. Squirrel takes GoPro and runs up and around a tree in a death-defying chase. Squirrel drops GoPro from a dizzying height. Human man picks up GoPro and is significantly less interesting than the squirrel. What a wild ride!

We can’t wait for the sequel.

 
WATCH: Squirrels sure are quirky critters!