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Hair Love | Animated Short Film

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Matthew A. Cherry
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Hair Love is an animated short film about an African American father trying to do his daughters hair for the first time.
Backers: 4978
Average Pledge Per Backer: $57

Funded: $283,993 of $75,000
Dates: Jul 10th -> Aug 9th (31 days)
Project By: Matthew A. Cherry
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Latest News

"Hair Love" creators talk about Oscar nominations and the CROWN Act

January 22nd - via: themediahq.com
When Matthew A. Cherry started his Kickstarter campaign for the first time to create the animated short film Hair Love like most other crowdfunding participants, he had high hopes. And when filmmakers Everett Downing Jr. and Bruce Smith supported the project, many realized that the previous NFL wide receiver was sitting on something special. (Read More)

'Hair Love,' Sponsored by Dove, Earns an Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Short

January 13th - via: musebycl.io
"Hair Love," created by Matthew A. Cherry, was one of five films nominated in the category of best animated short film. The seven-minute film tells the sweet story of an African American father who helps his daughter get her unruly hair styled for an event—while his wife is away. (Read More)

Former NFL WR Matthew Cherry Got Nominated for an Oscar

January 13th - via: 12up.com
12 years after walking away from the NFL, ex wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry has reached the biggest stage in the film industry (Read More)

Animated short "hair love" embraces the bond between father and daughter

January 7th - via: themediatimes.com
It took a village to get this indie short film into the animated short Oscar race. (Read More)

Watch: Sony Pictures' New Animated Short Film "Hair Love" Is A Must-see!

December 7th - via: guardian.ng
Sony Pictures Animation has officially released the short film Hair Love which was shared across social media – Instagram, YouTube, Twitter. Written by former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry, the six-minute animated film tells the story about a father learning to do his daughter’s Afro-textured hair for the first time in the absence of her mother. (Read More)

Matthew Cherry's heartfelt animated short, 'Hair Love' makes online debut

December 6th - via: animationxpress.com
The heartfelt animated short film from director Matthew A. Cherry that focuses on the relationship between an African-American father, his daughter Zuri, titled Hair Love is now available online. (Read More)

Back to Canada’s capital for Hair Love director Matthew Cherry

September 18th - via: ottawacitizen.com
It took 14 years to bring Matthew A. Cherry back to Ottawa.Make that 14 years, 4,981 backers for a $284,058 US Kickstarter campaign and much sweating over details for the animated short, Hair Love, that will be screened and featured in an Ottawa International Animation Festival “professional development” session at the National Arts Centre on Sept. (Read More)

Back to Canada’s capital for Hair Love director Matthew Cherry

September 18th - via: ottawacitizen.com
It took 14 years to bring Matthew A. Cherry back to Ottawa.Make that 14 years, 4,981 backers for a $284,058 US Kickstarter campaign and much sweating over details for the animated short, Hair Love, that will be screened and featured in an Ottawa International Animation Festival “professional development” session at the National Arts Centre on Sept. (Read More)

Movie: 'Hair Love'

August 24th - via: npr.org
The new animated short, follows the story of an African-American father trying to do his daughter's hair. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with creator Matthew A. Cherry about the story. (Read More)

Hair Love: Watch a Clip from the Animated Short from Matthew A. Cherry

August 15th - via: collider.com
Now playing in theaters in front of Sony's 'The Angry Birds Movie 2', Matthew A. Cherry's successful Kickstarter campaign 'Hair Love' is a must-watch. (Read More)

Lion Forge Animation's First Short HAIR LOVE To Debut Alongside THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2

August 10th - via: toonado.com
Matthew A. Cherry's animated short Hair Love, about a black dad attempting to do his daughter's hair, will premiere in theaters next alongside Sony Pictures Animation's The Angry Birds Movie 2. (Read More)

Lion Forge Animation to Make Producing Debut With 'Hair Love'

August 9th - via: butwhythopodcast.com
'Hair Love,' a heartfelt animated short film about an African American father learning to do his daughter (Read More)

This Short Film Centers Around A Black Father Doing His Daughter

August 8th - via: wearemitu.com
When it comes to grooming a daughter (Read More)

Animated Short

August 5th - via: awn.com
Matthew A. Cherry (Read More)

This Director's Animated Short About Natural Hair Will Debut in Theaters Before Angry Birds 2

August 5th - via: yahoo.com
Director and former NFL player Matthew A. Cherry's "Hair Love" animation has been wildly popular on social media since its inception, and is now being turned into a short film. (Read More)

Matthew A. Cherry's HAIR LOVE Acquired By Sony Pictures Animation

March 24th - via: toonado.com
Matthew A. Cherry is a former NFL player, turned TV production assistant, turned TV episode director, turned Oscar-winning executive producer and he's not even 40. Following the success of BlackKlansman, Cherry's Hair Love short film, which started out as a 2017 KickStarter campaign that raised nearly $300K, has been optioned by Sony Pictures Animation. (Read More)

Sony Pictures Picks Up

March 23rd - via: madamenoire.com
After raising money for two years, retired NFL player Matthew Cherry (Read More)

Following Kickstarter success, Sony Animation picks up Hair Love, a short film from BlacKkKlansman EP

March 22nd - via: firstpost.com
Director and former NFL player Matthew A. Cherry's Hair Love has been wildly popular on social media since its inception, and is now a short film. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Animation has teamed up with Cherry on the short film adaptation, which tells the story of a young black father learning how to do his daughter's hair for the first time. The partnership comes two years after Cherry launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the project. Cherry who recently worked as an executive producer on Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman took to Twitter to make the official announcement. (Read More)

Film-making 101: Money matters in animation, Matthew Cherry says

September 24th - via: ottawacitizen.com
Cherry, now 35, has more than 80,000 followers on Twitter, and it's a fairly safe assumption that among that contingent were several of the 4,979 backers who offered up $284,033 U.S. to a Kickstarter campaign aimed at funding his five-minute animation. (Read More)

4 Hours Left & More Spots Available In The Animation & iPhone Filmmaking Workshops

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

History Made, 30 Hours Left In Our Campaign & A Reclaiming My Time Pin Offer

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
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August 7th - via: thegrio.com
Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry focuses connection between Black fathers and their daughters, and what it means to show love to our hair. (Read More)

$200k!!!

August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
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175K, New iPhone Filmmaking Workshop Perk, 13 Days Left

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
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We are now live with Black-ish actress Marsai Martin & Her Parents Joshua & Carol Martin Talking Hair Love

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
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Kickstarter Live Interview With Black-Ish Actress Marsai Martin And Her Parents Tomorrow at 11a PST

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
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Animation Workshop Perk w/ Pixar Animator Frank Abney, More Personalized Drawings Perks & AJ+ Profile

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
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$125K, The Root Feature & New Stretch Goal

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
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100K!!!

July 17th - via: kickstarter.com
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We Hit Our Initial Goal, New Stretch Goal, PBS News Hour Hair Love Feature

July 16th - via: kickstarter.com
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60K And More Press

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
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Zuri Doll, New Perks & Hair Love Featured In The Press

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
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What A Start!

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
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Animated Short About Natural Hair Kickstarter 2017

July 12th - via: popsugar.com
There's something so specifically cute about father/child beauty moments. (Read More)

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