Oscar Winner Hair Love Started as a Kickstarter

February 19, 2020 by  
Filed under Crowd Funding, Front Page

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Karen Rupert Toliver, lead producer of Hair Love, the animated short capturing hearts everywhere, just became the first Black woman to win an Oscar for an animation, The Atlanta Voice reports. 

The film’s meteoric rise has been captured worldwide. Inspired by videos of Black fathers doing their daughters’ hair, filmmaker Matthew Cherry launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 to fund the short film. The response was overwhelming and broke records for crowdfunding on the site, with Cherry and his team raising nearly $300,000, 3 times more than their initial funding goal. 


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