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.
The German King will screen at the BronzeLens Film Festival on August 24th.