Animated Short Film 'Hair Love' Depicting Black Father-Daughter Relationship Becomes Highest Funded Kickstarter Short Film

Animated Short Film 'Hair Love' Depicting Black Father-Daughter Relationship Becomes Highest Funded Kickstarter Short Film

"To see this project go from a Kickstarter campaign to the big screen is truly a dream come true," says the director.

Animated short film 'Hair Love' which is slated to release this weekend, is all about togetherness through the simple pleasures of life.



 

The short film aims to portray the affectionate bond between a black father and his little daughter Zuri, through an unconventional way of styling her natural hair.

Written and Directed by Matthew A. Cherry, Bruce W. Smith, and Everett Downing Jr., this film was taken up by Sony Pictures Animated in 2017 as a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of raising $75000 as funds. 



 

Over a period of time, it garnered immense support and funding of $300,000, making it the most highly-funded short film campaign in Kickstarter history, the press release mentions.

Director Cherry says, "To see this project go from a Kickstarter campaign to the big screen is truly a dream come true."



 

"I couldn’t be more excited for 'Hair Love to be playing with 'The Angry Birds Movie 2' in front of a wide audience and for the world to see our touching story about a black father trying to figure out how to do his daughter's hair for the very first time," he adds.

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