If any black girl dads wants to watch a short film that will make them smile, ‘Hair Love‘ should be your film of choice. Previously debuting before the Angry Birds movie while it was in theaters, executive producer of ‘BlacKkKlansman‘, Matthew A. Cherry, is now gaining much attention for the AMAZING work on the heartfelt short film. So much so that he is now nominated for an Oscar.
The Oscar-nominated 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. Taking on the challenge you see a struggling black father, who finds the patience to finally do an amazing job all before they go to see his wife and his daughter’s mommy (who is played by Issa Rae).
That ending is going to pull on your heartstrings and makes since why this movie had so much support to be created. Co-executive producers include Jordan Peele, Yara Shahidi, plus associate producers include Gabrielle Union-Wade, Dwayne Wade Jr. and Gabourey Sidibe.
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.
If you haven’t seen Hair Love, checkout the animation below:
Checkout Mr. Cherry’s interview with Fox Soul as he speaks on the important of the short film ‘Hair Love’