Director and screenwriter Ryan Coogler took the top two prizes for dramatic films at Sundance last year for his critically acclaimed film ‘Fruitvale’. I love the way this guy can tell a story. While at USC, Coogler made several short films, including “Locks,” the story about a young man in Oakland who wakes up with a heavy heart and decides to take a walk to the local barbershop. Watch it below:
38th Notes writes, “what originally looks to be a West Oakland slice-of-life short, turns out to be unexpectedly touching” Locks is a short film by Oakland and Richmond native Ryan Coogler, the former Sacramento State football player and graduate of USC film school. The film was selected as a finalist for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
You can watch it below.
Did it make you cry too?