“Hair Love,” an animated short film that started as a passion project celebrating black fathers, their daughters and their natural hair, has now been picked up by Sony Pictures Animation.
Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry announced his partnership with the studio earlier this week, as Deadline first reported. Cherry, who was an executive producer for “BlacKkKlansman,” had previously announced the project with a successful Kickstarter campaign two years ago.
Cherry said he was inspired to move forward with his film idea after seeing a number of viral videos that captured the ways black fathers connect with their daughters over hair.
According to various publications, “Hair Love” is slated to reach wide audiences later this year.