Hair Love | Oscar®-Winning Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures Animation
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 (“SpiderMan: Into the SpiderVerse”) Frank Abney (Animator, “Toy Story 4”)
Features: Issa Rae (“Insecure”) as Zuri's mother
CoExecutive Producers: Jordan Peele Andrew Hawkins Harrison Barnes Yara and Keri Shahidi
Associate Producers: N’Dambi Gillespie Gabrielle UnionWade 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 highlyfunded short film campaign in Kickstarter history.