One of many (all-too-few) shiny spots about this week’s Oscar nominations was the well-deserved nod to adorably heartwarming “Hair Love”, the animated quick from author Matthew A. Cherry.
The story follows a bit woman and her dad’s journey in direction of getting the proper coiffure, and has an ending that’s as positive to tug at your tear ducts as Up‘s opening act (in reality Up animator Everett Downing Jr. was one of many administrators). Watch it free of charge now.
The quick boasts quite a lot of expertise, like Issa Rae who gives the voice for the mom and Jordan Peele who served as co-executive producer.
The film was financed by a viral Kickstarter that sought to drag in $75,000 and ended up pulling in about $300,000.