Watch: Brooklyn Salon Horror Short 'Hair Wolf' from Mariama Diallo
by Alex Billington
February 16, 2022
"Janice - why you out here looking like My Little Pony, girl?" There is nothing like a scary white girl. This short first premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival (and hit BAMcinemaFest) and it's finally showing on the web this year after the director's first feature just played at the 2022 festival. Hair Wolf is a horror comedy short written & directed by filmmaker Mariama Diallo, and it's a must see stylish horror creation. Diallo's debut feature is called Master and just premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival last month - I really enjoyed it and can't wait for everyone to get a look at it. This short shows how talented she is and I'm glad she's working on more film projects. And don't miss Master. Hair Wolf stars Kara Young, Taliah Webster, Trae Harris, Madeline Weinstein, and Jermaine Crawford. Highly recommend watching.
Thanks to Vimeo Staff Picks for the tip on this one. Intro from Vimeo: "In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture…" Hair Wolf is both written and directed by up-and-coming Brooklyn-based filmmaker Mariama Diallo - you can see more of her work on her Vimeo and follow her on Instagram @diallogiallo. She just made her feature debut called Master, which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It's produced by Valerie Steinberg. Featuring cinematography by Charlotte Hornsby, and music by Ariel Marx. This short also premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and it also played at a few other fests that year. For more info, read this interview with Diallo on Vimeo. To discover more shorts, click here.
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