AFTER SCHOOL

The Movie

 

AFTER SCHOOL will set the standard for future urban family films for decades to come. It is a film for everyone, from every generation. The entire family can learn, cry together and laugh out loud. This feature film was co-directed by CLIFFORD REED, written and directed by WALTER POWELL.

AFTER SCHOOL is our model film. An urban ‘dramedy’, a story of a young man, Michael (Walter Powell), who runs the neighborhood after school community program that his father once operated. With government and corporate budget cuts, the program is in danger of closing and possibly leaving many inner city kids without a positive after school environment. In the meantime, the annual camping trip is drawing near. One of the after school students, Row Row (Carlon Jeffery), a community delinquent and the son of Michael’s live-in girlfriend, Shonda (Tangi Miller), has found himself in huge trouble. The community joins forces to save the program, Row Row and in essence saves themselves.

REVIEWS

Shauna Price

Atlanta, GA

As a parent, I really appreciate this movie.   There is so little quality family entertainment for me to show my kids, sometimes I won’t let my kids watch TV at all.  After School is exactly what I was looking for.  And the nice thing is they watch it over […]

Linda Johnson

Oklahoma City, OK

My niece (6) and nephew (10) recently came to stay the weekend with me so I figured this was the perfect opportunity for their auntie to entertain them for a few hours.  Saturday evening after pizza and and salads, I popped in the movie.  Well, little did I expect what […]

Phyliss Horne

Philanthropist

AFTER SCHOOL stays in rotation at my house-our sons each have their own copy-it’s just that good!”

William Spears

Union Sanitation Worker

“A classic Black film-that shows the positive side of urban life. Everyone should see this movie.”

Rose Holloway

Rose Holloway- graMother, Retired Sociologist

“WHAT CHA GON DO…my granddaughter sings the AFTER SCHOOL song all day-we love the movie and the music. We’re ready for PART 2!”

Jason Keehn

Non-profit Marketing Expert

“This is an excellent film that the entire family can watch together without the kid having to close his eyes.“

AROUND THE WORLD

In 2005, Walter Powell set out on the journey of making AFTER SCHOOL by completing the screenplay and shopping it around. Finally, after few years, an investor offers to give a portion of the budget needed to produce After School. In 2008, pre-production began with finding great actors to portray the well defined roles in the screenplay and attaching some star power-which both proved to be more of a challenge than anticipated. Forging ahead After School started on a 28-day shoot. From Watts to California’s high desert, Apple Valley there was much ground to cover in only a short time. The energy from everyone involved was so magnetic that only the best efforts were brought to the many roles we all had to fulfill. With determination, the film was completed in what seemed like a whirlwind of an experience. From the parents and children to the cast and crew-everyone did their part and pulled together to make After School the classic film it is today. Present day, the film is on tour screening in a city near you and auditioning for AFTER SCHOOL PART TWO . Be a part of the movie sensation sweeping the nation summer 2015.

INSIDE THE FILM

Our Mission is to create sustainable financing and infrastructure for under-privileged youth in After School Programs across the country. By sharing profits with communities and/or partnering organizations, it is our objective to provide a constant flow of positive, entertaining and educational films that the entire family can enjoy. These films will be distributed via internet and community organizations/members that would like to raise funds for the youth. Contact us here to be a supporter for AFTER SCHOOL and positive filmmaking.

Meet the Cast