After being teased for her big, fluffy hair, a young girl is shocked to discover her hair is alive, and has plans to get revenge on her bullies by scaring them. But things don't exactly go as planned.

  • Angela Athanasopoulos
  • Tim Horlor
    Sound Mixer
  • Sarah Yanicki
    Voice Acting
  • Shira Avni
  • Hasti Valian
    Music Composer
  • Pinchas Antal
  • Alessandro Iampieto
  • Leonard Menon
    Lead Music Engineer
  • Julian Geisterfer
    Assistant Music Engineers
  • Ben Hadley
    Assistant Music Engineers
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Children
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 25, 2023
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Concordia University
  • Student World Impact Film Festival

    United States
    June 19, 2023
    World Premiere
    Finalist: Best Super Short Film
Director Biography - Angela Athanasopoulos

Angela Athanasopoulos is a 2D animation filmmaker with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Animation from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University. She makes whimsical films in which she draws on her own personal experiences, feelings and anxieties, but adds touch of fantasy and surrealism.

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Director Statement

A whimsical, fantastical take on a childhood memory, Hair-Raising is a children’s short film about self-acceptance and loving the traits that make you unique, with a specific focus on loving one’s natural hair texture. Hair-Raising is a love letter to my younger self and every other kid (and grown-up) learning to love their natural hair.