Hair Love, an Oscar®-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.
Directors: Matthew A. Cherry (Executive Producer, “BlacKkKlansman”) Everett Downing Jr. (Animator, "Up") Bruce W. Smith (Creator, “The Proud Family,” Animator, “The Princess and the Frog”)
Producers: Karen Rupert Toliver Stacey Newton Monica A. Young Matthew A. Cherry David Steward II Carl Reed
Executive Producers: Peter Ramsey (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”) Frank Abney (Animator, “Toy Story 4”)
Features: Issa Rae (“Insecure”) as Zuri's mother
Co-Executive Producers: Jordan Peele Andrew Hawkins Harrison Barnes Yara and Keri Shahidi
Associate Producers: N’Dambi Gillespie Gabrielle Union-Wade Dwayne Wade Jr. Gabourey Sidibe Stephanie Fredric Claude Kelly
Music Composers: Paul Mounsey Daniel D. Crawford
Additional Composer: Taylor Graves
Production Partners: Lion Forge Animation Chasing Miles Matthew A. Cherry Entertainment
The project is a collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation that was launched as a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 with a fundraising goal of $75,000. Strong support led to the campaign amassing nearly $300,000, making it the most highly-funded short film campaign in Kickstarter history.
Director Statement. Epoch is a visual representation of our connection to earth and it's vulnerable glory. Our time here is esoteric, limited and intangible. The fragility which exists in all aspects of life is one thing that is certain. We are brittle, and so is Mother Earth.
This 16mm short film undertakes a journey from slavery to ‘Morabeza’, a multi-faceted word that describes Cape Verde’s gentle spirit. Allow yourself be guided to discover the diversity and beauty of this African country.
Tyler: Félix Grenier Benjamin: Alexandre Perreault The Woman: Louise Bombardier
Writer/ Director : Jeremy Comte Production : Evren Boisjoli (Achromatic Media), Maria Gracia Turgeon (Midi la Nuit) Cinematographer : Olivier Gossot Production Manager: Julie Groleau Production coordinator: Kelyna N. Lauzier 1st Assistant Director: Catherine Kirouac Casting Director: Victor Tremblay-Blouin Costume Design: Renée Sawtelle Make-up & Hair Artist: Stéphanie Barette Sound recordist: Laurent Ouellette Key Grip: Roland Cody Laroque Best Boy Grip: Nicola Poitras Gamache Grips: Patrice Arsenault, Thibault Kersani 1st Camera Assistant: Jeanne Dupuis 2nd Camera assistant & Gimbal operator: Benjamin Granet Stunt Coordinator: Tyler Hall Visual Effect Supervisor: Jean-Francois Clément Assistant Visual Effect Supervisor: Alex Legault Unit Production Manager: Jean-Maxime Giguère Set Production Assistant: Gabrielle de Cevins Production Assistants: Stéphane Pierre-Dufour, Sophie Cullen Aubut, Sabrina Lavergne, Molly Manseau Production Driver: Antonio Gracia Molero Production Intern: Gabrielle de Cevins Medic: Dominique Laplante Catering: Reception GL Animal Wrangler: Alain Chiocchi
Image Post Production: Outpost Post Production Supervisor: Simon Allard Editor : Jeremy Comte Online Editor: Simon Allard VFX Artist: Val Michailov
Sound Post Production: Cult Nation Mixing & Sound Design : Hugues Bertrand, Théo Porcet, Jean-David Perron Foley Artist: Michael Anctil Sound Post Production Coordinator: Sophie Bérubé
Colour: The Mill - Chicago Colourist : Luke Morrison Colour Assist: Lindsay Mazur Coulour Producer: Dan Butler Colour executive Producer: Laurie Adrianopoli
Music: La Hacienda Composer: Brian D'Oliveira
Distribution and international sales: H264 Distribution
Poster & Title design: Sebastien Camden - Pusher
Filming Equipment: Cineground, Achromatic Media, Cinepool, Multiservice Luna Vehicles: Location Via Route Production Accountants: Marie-Ève Desbiens Tremblay, Johane Bergeron Auditing: Benoit Gauthier Production Insurance: BFL Lawyer: Gabriella Rozankovic - Lussier & Khouzam
Produced with the financial participation of SODEC, CALQ, Provincial tax credit & Federal tax credit
Fauve played over 100 festivals internationally and won over 60 awards.
Winner: Special Jury Award - Sundance Film Festival 2018 Winner: Best of the Festival - Palm Springs ShortFest Winner: Grand National Jury Prize & Best Youth Short Film - Regard Int. Short Film Festival Winner: Best Drama - Aspen ShortsFest Winner: Programmers Choice Award - Cleveland Film Festival 2018 Winner: Best Narrative Award - Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival 2018 Winner: Jury Award for Live Action- Vienna Shorts 2018 Winner: Best International Short - Rincon International Film Festival, Puerto Rico, 2018 Winner: Jury Award, Public Award, Prix Ciné Tapis-Rouge - Festival Courts d’un soir, 2018 Winner: Best Directing, Public Student, Young Voters & Public Award - Longue vue sur le court, 2018 Winner: Premio SIGNIS MÉXICO - Guanajuato International Film Festival, 2018 Winner: Grand Jury Prize (Short Film) - 12th FIRST International Film Festival Xining, 2018 Winner: Grand Prix for Best Short Film - Melbourne International Film Festival, 2018 Winner: Best International Narrative - DC Shorts, 2018 Winner: Best Quebec Short Film - Les Percéides, 2018 Winner: Artist Award Winner - Odense International Film Festival, 2018 Winner: Honourable mention for Best Canadian Short Film - Toronto International Film Festival, 2018 Winner: LeCentral Jury Prize - Off-Courts Trouville, 2018 Winner: Best Overall Short Film - Calgary International Film Festival, 2018 Winner: Best Short Film, FIPRESCI Award : Best Short Film - IFF Pacific Meridian, Vladivostok, 2018 Winner: Brief Encounters Grand Prix - Encounters Film Festival, Bristol. 2018 Winner: La Fabrique Culturel Award - Long Week-End du Court, 2018 Winner: National Competition Grand Prize, Audience Award - Quebec City Film Festival, 2018 Winner: German Independence Award : Best Short Film - Oldenburg Film Festival, 2018 Winner: Best Actor - International Shorts Competition (Félix Grenier) - Les Fantastiques week-ends du cinéma québécois : Vidéotron Award for Best Short (Argent), UDA Award for Best Actor, EVS Award for Best Upcoming Producer (Maria Gracia Turgeon) - Fantasia International Film Festival, 2018
A broken simulated short film about kindness and coexistence. www.ugly-film.com ✨ facebook.com/Uglyshortfilm
Direction: Nikita Diakur & Redbear Easterman Music: Enrica Sciandrone, Cédric Dekowski, Felix Reifenberg Recording, Mix, Sound Design: Nicolas Martigne, David Kamp / studiokamp Mastering: Bernd Thurig Animation Assistance: Gerhard Funk, Phil Maron, Nicolas Trotignon End Titles: Bastian J. Schiffer Assets & FX: Ozan Korkut, Chris Lühning, Mitch Martinez from mitchmartinez.com, Julia Merkschien, Hannes Raff Associate Producer: Amid Amidi Production Funding Liaison: Karsten Matern Made with support of 206 backers at http://kickstart.ugly-film.com, FFA, Cartoon Brew, Maxon Computer, Insydium ltd, RebusFarm, Google Zync
Today I ask what is beauty? Look how fast its definition evolves. Examine the never-ending yet ever changing pressures on women to conform. A CNN commission. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2018 PEOPLE #IWD2018 #IWD #whatisbeauty
SCORE ENGINEERS Jezz Giddings, Damian Enemark, Jan Holzne
SCORE MIXED BY Jonathan Dreyfus
SCORE RECORDING HELP FROM Craig Harnath for Hothouse Audio James Fitzpatrick for Tadlow Music Laura Bishop for Jigsaw Music Song Zu
LEGAL Shaun Miller
SPECIAL THANKS Raphael Fantl, Tom Fantl, Dave Abbott, Haley Polacik, John Gavin, Patrick Moran, Samuel Lewis, Gerald Thompson, Justin Donoghue, Nerida Moore, Louise Gough, Nell Greenwood, John Tummino, Darryl Slabe, Matisse Fantl, Sophie McPike
Introductory intertitle reads: "Here's an odd fowl, that walks backward to go forward so she can look behind to see where she went!"
Shot of a little girl who the narrator tells us is called Mary O'Connor (note: this is American author Flannery O'Connor as a little girl) from Savannah, Georgia (at least that is what it sounds like). Mary holds a chicken which she lifts onto her shoulder. C/U of the chicken as it walks backwards. Narrator claims that this is the only chicken in the world that walks backwards.
It looks pretty realistic and then we see geese and ducks walking backwards too so it is presumably a camera trick using film reversal technique. Shots of cows and horses seeming to walk and trot backwards.