Hair Love

Hair Love

Directed by: Matthew A. Cherry, Everett Downing Jr., Bruce W. Smith
Age Group: Grades 3+
Available from February 28th to March 11th, 2022

United States
Comedy, Drama, Short/Animation

PLOT : The colorful and touching story of Zuri, a young African-American girl who is used to getting her mom styled by her mom. When she attempts to do her hair all by herself, things don’t go as expected, so her father, Stephen, jumps in to help her out. However, Zuri’s beautiful locks are quite a challenge to him as well....

Matthew A. Cherry, Everett Downing Jr., Bruce W. Smith. Matthew A. Cherry is an American film director, writer, producer, and former American football player. He wrote and directed two independent films, The Last Fall(2012), and 9 Rides(2016). He is best known for the 2019 Academy Award-winning animated short film, Hair Love. Everett Downing is an Oscar winning director, story artist and animator. He took a position as an animator at Pixar, animating on several Academy award winning feature films. Since then he's worked on films at Dreamworks, Paramount, & Sony Pictures Animation. He's recently joined Netflix Animation where he is co-producing and co-showrunning an original animated series My Dad the Bounty Hunter. Bruce W. Smith studied animation in the Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Artsand joined the Walt Disney Studios as an animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Smith also served as co-director on the Warner Bros. live action/animated film Space Jam before returning to Disney as supervising animatoron such films as Tarzan and The Emperor's New Groove. Smith joined projects such as Wreck-It Ralph, and Frozen.

Length 0h 7min
Year 2021

Cast Issa Rae,
Distribution Sony Pictures Releasing, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Production Matthew A. Cherry Entertainment, Chasing Miles, Lion Forge, Sony Pictures, Blue Key Entertainment, Monkeypaw Productions

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