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The German King

A Film by Adetokumboh M'Cormack

Synopsis

Set in 1914 at the start of World War I, The German King is the unbelievable true story of King Rudolf Douala Manga Bell; a German raised African prince who becomes king after his father’s death. Upon returning home to Cameroon, he sees his people being subjugated and enslaved under Kaiser Wilhelmʼs II oppressive colonial rule. He realizes the only way to put an end to his peopleʼs suffering, is to lead a rebellion against the man he once considered his brother.

Director

  • Picture of Adetokumboh M'Cormack © Adetokumboh M'Cormack

    Adetokumboh M'Cormack

    Adetokumboh M’Cormack is an actor, writer and director originally from Sierra Leone. He wrote and directed the award-winning short Irish Goodbye, which was a 2019 finalist at the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes Film Festival. He is also an award-winning actor, winning Best Actor for The German King at the Oscar Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival. His film and television credits include Blood Diamond alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Lost, Heroes and NCIS. He currently voices the character Isaac on the Netflix animated TV series Castlevania as well as the character Kofi on the upcoming Gods and Heroes and developing a feature-length version of The German King. He also stars in the upcoming Mitch Temple Film, Los Angeles.

Awards + Festivals

  • 22nd ZANZIBAR INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Special Screening, Zanzibar, Tanzania)July 12, 2019
  • *BEST INT'L SHORTFILM AWARD*
    23rd ECRANS NOIR FESTIVAL (World Premiere, Yaoundé, Cameroon) July 19, 2019
  • 23rd LA SHORTFEST (Official Selection, USA Premiere, Los Angeles, USA)July 20, 2019
  • THE 17th ANNUAL RUN&SHOORT MARTHA'S VINEYARD AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Martha's Vineyard, USA)August 5, 2019
  • *WINNER:BEST ACTOR AWARD*
    37th FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, Rhode Island, USA) August 7, 2019
  • 15th HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)August 17, 2019
  • *FINALIST RICHARD & ELLEN SANDOR FAMILY BLACK HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL PRIZE*
    25th BLACK HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chicago, Illinois, USA) August 22, 2019
  • 10th BRONZELENS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Atlanta, USA)August 24, 2019
  • 3rd COLUMBUS BLACK INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Columbus, USA)August 24, 2019
  • *BEST OHIO SHORT FILM AWARD*
    2nd CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cincinnati, USA) August 29, 2019
  • 22nd REEL SISTERS OF THE DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)October 5, 2019
  • 4th iAFRICA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, The Hague, Netherlands)October 5, 2019
  • 15th RWANDA FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Kigali, Rwanda)October 19, 2019
  • 3rd INT'L SOUL WEST FEST (Official Selection, Arizona, USA)November 1, 2019
  • 5th VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canberra, Australia)November 6, 2019
  • 6th CULVER CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)December 6, 2019
  • 4th CLASSICS IN THE PARK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Accra Ghana)December 28, 2019
  • 28th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)February 11, 2020
  • *BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN*
    5th FISH EYE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, High Wycombe, UK)March 7, 2020
  • 26th SAN LUIS OPISBO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Luis Opisbo, USA)March 17, 2020
  • 8th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Weyregg, Austria)May 24, 2020
  • 2nd PALEOCHORA LOST WORLD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paleochora, Crete, Greece)May 30, 2020
  • 8th MIND THE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)June 16, 2020
  • 11th ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM INT'L FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Apchat, France)July 6, 2020
  • 12th CHARLOTTE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Charlotte, NC, USA)September 23, 2020
  • 6th F3: FRANKLY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cincinnati, OH, USA)October 8, 2020
  • 3rd LANETT CITY FILM FEST (Official Selection, Lanett, USA)August 10, 2020
  • 17th INDY FILM FEST (Official Selection, Indianapolis, IN, USA)August 13, 2020
  • 8th CROWN HEIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)October 10, 2020
  • 15th MARBELLA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)October 28, 2020
  • 10th ANNUAL ARLINGTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA)November 5, 2020
  • 9th VISIONI CORTE INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaeta, Lazio, Italy)November 21, 2020
  • 13th AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rimini, Italy)December 24, 2020
  • 2nd FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE AUSTRAL (Official Selection, Córdoba, Argentina)December 1, 2020

Trailer

Crew

Director
Adetokumboh M'Cormack
Screenplay
Adetokumboh M'Cormack
Producer
Pauley Perrette, Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Constance Ejuma, Chris Freeman, Vincent Shakir
Director of Photography
Justin Janowitz
Art Direction
Stephonika W. Kaye
Costume Design
Mahriama Suma, Makenzi Jordan
Sound
Christopher Marino
Editor
Hanna Sturwold
Sound Design
Christopher Marino
Music
Theodore Ramirez

Cast

King Rudolf Manga Bell
Adetokumboh M'Cormack
Empress Augusta Victoria
Scottie Thompson
Queen Emily
Constance Ejuma
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Raphael Corkhill
Otto Gleim
Markus Jorgensen

Details

Running Time
20 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Adetokumboh M'Cormack

+1 310 424 8072
adetokumboh@gmail.com
https://www.lomamansa.com/