Hair Wolf

Hair Wolf

In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the staff are preparing to leave for the day when Cami, a regular, bursts in. She recounts a horrifying experience: while shopping at the nearby beauty supply store, an unknown white woman approached her and yanked out a tuft of her hair.

To Cami’s horror, this woman, Rebecca, enters the salon at that very moment, interrupting her story. Rebecca is intent on getting braids put in her hair, and against Cami’s protestations, the shop owner lets Rebecca in. One by one, the salon residents undergo a terrifying metamorphosis as Rebecca grows stronger, draining them of their conviction in black power and leaving Cami in a fight for black lives.

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Director:  Mariama Diallo
Producer:  Valerie Steinberg
Screenwriter: Mariama Diallo
Cinematographer: Charlotte Hornsby
Editor: Kristan Sprague
Production Designer: Eli Kleinsmith
Sound Designer: Ryan Billia
Music: Ariel Marx
Principal Cast: Kara Young, Taliah Webster, Madeline Weinstein, Trae Harris, Jermaine Crawford
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Chester Algernal Gordon, Hair Artist: Joanne Petit-Frère, Make-up Artist: Raisa Flowers, Assistant Director: Annalise Lockhart, Gaffer: Jesse Ruuttila, Assistant Camera: Marcus Odom, Art Director: Daniel Ornitz, Production Manager: Chuka Agbaraji, DIT / Production Assistant: Nabil Elbehri, Key Grip: Phil Cheney


Publicity Contact
Valerie Steinberg
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Genre:  Comedy, Horror
Screening in: Midnight Shorts
Screening Section: Midnight Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 12:10 mins