A Father Connecting With His Daughter
Hair Love won the Best Animated Short the weekend before last and here it is for people to enjoy from Sony…
Hair Love, an Oscar®-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.
Directors: Matthew A. Cherry (Executive Producer, “BlacKkKlansman”) Everett Downing Jr. (Animator, “Up”) Bruce W. Smith (Creator, “The Proud Family,” Animator, “The Princess and the Frog”)
Producers: Karen Rupert Toliver Stacey Newton Monica A. Young Matthew A. Cherry David Steward II Carl Reed Executive Producers: Peter Ramsey (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”) Frank Abney (Animator, “Toy Story 4”) Features: Issa Rae (“Insecure”) as Zuri’s mother
Co-Executive Producers: Jordan Peele Andrew Hawkins Harrison Barnes Yara and Keri Shahidi Associate Producers: N’Dambi Gillespie Gabrielle Union-Wade Dwayne Wade Jr. Gabourey Sidibe Stephanie Fredric Claude Kelly Music Composers: Paul Mounsey Daniel D. Crawford Additional Composer: Taylor Graves
Production Partners: Lion Forge Animation Chasing Miles Matthew A. Cherry Entertainment
The project is a collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation that was launched as a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 with a fundraising goal of $75,000. Strong support led to the campaign amassing nearly $300,000, making it the most highly-funded short film campaign in Kickstarter history.