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This beautiful, 3D-animated short film takes a shockingly dark turn

Daddy Cool short

Screengrab via Camille Jalabert/Vimeo

It always starts as a great plan.

A third-year college student in Arles, France, filmmaker Camille Jalabert has turned heads with hilarious and dark comedic super-shorts.

A Vimeo staff pick for February, and co-directed by Zoe Guillet and Maryka Laudet, DADDYCOOL features a father just looking to please his baby. It’s gorgeous animation—that takes a dark turn.

Jalabert’s short film Fuel was likewise a Vimeo staff pick in May.


Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.