The oscar winning filmaker Matthew A. Cherry is interviewed in a WorldScreen article, where he talks about his path from being a professional football player to move in to producing content. He tells the story of how Hair Love, an animated short telling the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the firstime came to be. After winning the 2020 Academy Award for Best Animated Short, he is now working on Young Love, a series based on the family from the short, for HBO Max.

If you haven’t seen Hair Love, you can watch below:

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