Hair Love is a story about learning something new.
In 2007, after retiring from the NFL, Matthew A. Cherry moved to Los Angeles, and switched gears to begin work as a production assistant. After working on over forty commercials, he developed his skills as a director, transitioning from music videos to his first feature film (2012’s THE LAST FALL).
In 2017, he launched a Kickstarter campaign for an animated short about a black father’s struggle to learn how to style his young daughter’s hair. It became the most highly funded short film campaign in the platform’s history and was later released in theaters nationwide.
Join director/writer/producer Matthew A. Cherry, director Everett Downing Jr., and producer Karen Rupert Toliver for a screening of the short and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of HAIR LOVE.