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Netflix To Debut David Oyelowo Short From British Photographer Misan Harriman and Neon Films

EXCLUSIVE: The After, the debut short from photographer Misan Harriman, best known for his portraits of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, will debut on Netflix on October 25 after screening at the London Film Festival.

The Oscar-qualified short stars David Oyelowo and comes from a story by Harriman, with a screenplay by writer John Julius Schwabach. The story follows Dayo (Oyelowo), a Londoner who has to reconnect with himself and society after witnessing a devastating random attack in the capital.

Si Bell BSC (A Very British Scandal, Peaky Blinders) served as DoP while Nicky Bentham (The Duke, Locked In) of Neon Films, and Oyelowo via his Yoruba Saxon Productions (A United Kingdom, The Water Man) produced.

The After is Harriman’s first narrative film project. A self-taught photographer, he is the first black person to shoot the September cover of British Vogue. His photography work has also been featured in Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Telegraph. He is best known for his portraits of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. His other subjects include Angelina Jolie, Jay-Z, Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Rhianna, Cate Blanchett, and Olivia Colman. In 2021, he was appointed chair of trustees at the Southbank Centre.

The short also stars Jessica Plummer (The Girl Before, How To Talk To Girls at Parties), supported by a cast including Sule Rimi (Andor, Ear for Eye), Ruth Sheen (Another Year, Cyrano), Alan Williams (Chernobyl, The Crown), Izuka Hoyle (Persuasion, The Wheel of Time), Dominique Tipper (The Expanse, One Ranger), Nikesh Patel (The Devil’s Hour, Four Weddings and a Funeral), and Ellen Francis (Chemistry of Death).

The film world premiered at the Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, where it won Best Live Action Short.