The After Party is an American comedy film written and directed by Ian Edelman. The film stars Kyle Harvey, Harrison Holzer, Shelley Hennig, Teyana Taylor, Jordan Rock, Amin Joseph, Andy Buckley, and Blair Underwood.
Aspiring rapper Owen (Kyle) and his manager/childhood friend Jeff find Rahmel in a bathroom stall and rap to him, hoping for a record deal.
The person in the bathroom stall turns out to be not Rahmel but his intern, Bernard.
Jeff convinces Bernard to get Rahmel to come to their next show in exchange for producer credit on their next album.
When coming home from high school, Owen runs into Jeff’s sister, Alicia, and invites her to his next show.
Jeff invites his father to Owen’s next show, who tells him he needs to focus more when he gets to Harvard.
Owen is talking to his father backstage before the show to calm his nerves when Jeff tells Owen that he wishes his father would be more supportive of him. They meet Bernard, who brought Wiz Khalifa instead of Rahmel. They smoke weed with Wiz Khalifa before Owen performs onstage.
Owen performs well onstage, but throws up on Wiz Khalifa and has a seizure. The video of Owen’s seizure goes viral and is called “Seizure Boi”.
Believing his chance at success is over, he decides to
join the Marines.
Soon he quickly rethinks this decision,
and finds it in him to chase his dream one last time.
In September 2017, it was announced that Ian Edelman
would write and direct The After Party for Netflix.
Kyle Harvey, Harrison Holzer, Shelley Hennig, Teyana Taylor, Jordan Rock, Amin Joseph, Andy Buckley, and Blair Underwood joined the cast of the film.
Principal photography began in September 2017.
Filming was scheduled to last six weeks at locations in New York including The Meadows Music & Arts Festival and the Gramercy Theatre