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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

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 ‘Hair Love’ Film About Black Father Doing Daughter’s Hair

March 23rd - via: madamenoire.com
After raising money for two years, retired NFL player Matthew Cherry’s short-film Hair Love has been picked up by Sony Pictures, Deadline reports. The animated short film shows a black father who is learning how to do his daughter’s head of thick curls for the first time. Cherry’s Kickstarter fundraising goal for the film was set at $75,000 and he went well over his goal, raising $284,058. (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
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History Made, 30 Hours Left In Our Campaign & A Reclaiming My Time Pin Offer

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
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‘Hair Love’ explores unique relationship of Black father and daughter

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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