The 18-minute short drama is an intense story of a grieving ride-share driver confronting the past.
By Helena Olori
The film, which marks his directorial debut as a filmmaker, stars renowned British-Nigerian actor, David Oyelowo, Jessica Plummer, Sule Rimi, Ruth Sheen, Alan Williams, Izuka Hoyle, Dominique Tipper, Nikesh Patel, and Ellen Francis.
The After, set in London, is an intense story of Dayo (portrayed by Oyelowo), a grieving ride-share driver who is devastated after witnessing a random attack in the capital. Dayo reconnects with himself and society when he picks up a passenger who helps him confront the past.
Co-written by Harriman and John Julius Schwabach, the film had its world premiere at the Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, winning the award for Best Live Action Short. It will make its UK premiere at the ongoing BFI London Film Festival.
The 18-minute short drama is produced by Nicky Bentham of Neon Films, and Oyelowo via his Yoruba Saxon Productions, with Peaky Blinkers cinematographer, Si Bell BSC, serving as director of photography.
Misan Harriman is renowned for his extraordinary range, strong reportage style, and as one of the widely-shared photographers of this generation.
The Nigerian-born photographer is the first Black person to shoot the cover of the September issue in British Vogue’s history and has photographed high-profile celebrities including Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the iconic Angelina Jolie, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Tom Cruise, Cate Blanchett, Olivia Colman, and many others.
The After is his first venture into filmmaking and will premiere globally on Netflix on 25 October.