Starring Adetokumboh M’Cormack (Captain America: Winter Soldier), Raphael Corkhill (The Goldfinch), Constance Ejuma (Black Panther) and Scottie Thompson (NCIS).
Adetokumboh M’Cormack’s insightful short The German King tells the true story of the German raised African King Rudolf Douala Manga Bell. This film earned Adetokumboh the Best Actor award at the Oscar Qualifying Rhode Island International Film festival and has been screening at prestigious Oscar-qualifying film festivals such as LA Shorts and Hollyshorts. It is now scheduled to screen at BronzeLens Film Festival.
Set in 1914, The German King is the true story of Rudolf Douala Manga Bell; a German raised African prince who rebels against Kaiser Wilhelm II’s oppressive colonial rule at the start of World War 1
Triple threat Adetokumboh M’Cormack wrote and directed the award-winning short Irish Goodbye, which was a 2019 finalist at the American Pavillion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes Film Festival. M’Cormack is also an award-winning actor whose film and television credits include Blood Diamond alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Lost, Heroes, and NCIS. He is currently voicing 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.
Co-producer Raphael Corkhill is an award-winning stage, screen, and voice-over actor, born and raised in the UK. After graduating from Princeton University, Corkhill gained his MFA in acting from the University of Southern California. He starred in The Goldfinch, which starred Nicole Kidman, The Blacklist and Burning At Both Ends alongside Cary Elwes.
The powerful short is executive produced by Pauley Perrette, edited by Hanna Sturwold, the stunning cinematography was created by Justin Janowitz, the beautiful music by Theodore Ramirez and the production design by Stephonika W. Kay. It also won Best International Short at Ecrans Noirs Film Festival.
The German King will be screening at BronzeLens Film Festival on August 24th at 11:15 am.