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Matthew A. Cherry

Forfatter af Hair Love

2 Works 1,619 Members 38 Reviews

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Værker af Matthew A. Cherry

Hair Love (2019) 1,610 eksemplarer
Hair Love ABCs (2023) 9 eksemplarer

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Northwest Side, Chicago, Illinois
Los Angeles, California, USA
University of Akron (Bachelors|Media)
football player (American, wide-receiver)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Academy Award. Best Animated Film (2020)
Black Reel Awards. Outstanding short (2020)
African American Film Critics Association. Breakout Director (2020)
CinEuphoria Award nominee. Best Animated Film - International Competition (2021)
Kort biografi
Academy Award winning filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry is a Chicago native and a former NFL wide receiver who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens.

In 2007, Cherry retired and moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment landing work initially as a production assistant for commercials and music videos before transitioning to being a Set PA for the final season of the hit CW TV series Girlfriends and the third season of Heroes for NBC.

After learning on set behind the scenes Matthew started directing music videos in 2008 and now has over 20 to his credit with his first directing credit being the video “I'm Free” for R&B singer Terry Dexter. Since then, Cherry has gone on to direct music videos for various artists, including Michelle Williams featuring Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland, Tweet, Jazmine Sullivan, Chloe X Halle, Lalah Hathaway, Kindred The Family Soul and many others.

In addition to directing music videos, Cherry directed the live action short films “This Time,” starring Reagan Gomez-Preston & Terri J. Vaughn about a soldier coming home from war and trying to win the love of his life back, and “Forward” starring Kenny Copper & Ciera Payton about finding love in an unexpected place. Matthew also created the award winning web series "Almost 30".

Cherry is also a feature filmmaker and his first indie feature, “The Last Fall,” starred Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway Keith David, Harry Lennix and Darrin Dewitt Henson. “The Last Fall” is loosely based on the difficulties Cherry's experienced after he retired from the NFL and attempted to transition back into the real world. [from his website]



I keep seeing this book in stores and always wanted to read it. It was really sweet and is great representation for young black children and adults
JadynFlo | 37 andre anmeldelser | Apr 16, 2024 |
This book is about a girl sharing how special her curly hair is and her father helping her make it special. She talks about how she loves her hair because it is a part of her mom and dad. This would be a fun book to have in the classroom library for 2nd and 3rd grade. I really like how this book focus' on personal identity and helps readers see the beauty in their unique selves.
haraki21 | 37 andre anmeldelser | Feb 26, 2024 |
Hair Love è la breve storia di una bambina che vuole farsi un’acconciatura speciale per celebrare un giorno importante: ne trova una che le piace su YouTube e suo padre cerca di darle una mano. I primi tentativi sono decisamente disastrosi, ma alla fine la piccola Zuri riesce ad avere l’acconciatura che desiderava.

La storia è nata per raccontare un rapporto positivo tra padre e figlia nella comunità afroamericana, visto che nei media mainstream di solito è la madre a occuparsi dellз figliз, soprattutto delle figlie, e i padri sono visti per lo più stravaccati sul divano davanti al televisore.

Inizialmente, si trattava di un corto lanciato tramite una raccolta fondi su Kickstarter, campagna che ha avuto un successo strepitoso, continuato poi con la vittoria di un Oscar. Il corto potete trovarlo liberamente su YouTube e l’ho trovato molto più riuscito del libro e anche più commovente: il libro dà proprio l’impressione di essere stato creato per dare un contesto in più all’importanza che Zuri dà all’avere un’acconciatura particolare.

Il mio consiglio è di vedere il corto (ci sono due scambi di parole in croce, potete guardarlo tranquillamente anche se l’inglese non è il vostro forte) e, se proprio vi è piaciuto tanto, buttarvi sul libro.
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lasiepedimore | 37 andre anmeldelser | Jan 17, 2024 |
a dad and daughter trying to perfect her hair for their mothers arrival, super cute and displays the effort and patience put in to taking care of her hair.
amberleighgozum | 37 andre anmeldelser | Sep 13, 2023 |



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