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Shaka King


Shaka King is a director and writer, known for Judas and the Black Messiah (2021), Newlyweeds (2013) and Mulignans (2015). See full bio »

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Director Shaka King on 'Judas and the Black Messiah'

IMDbPro teamed up with the Sundance Film Festival to spotlight some of the talented artists at the 2021 festival. Learn more about Judas and the Black Messiah and the artist behind the camera, Shaka King, in our spotlight interview series.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Newlyweeds Director
(2013)
Mulignans Director
(2015)
LaZercism Director
(2017)

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 2019-2020 Shrill (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Wedding (2020)
- Camp (2020)
- Troll (2019)
- Pool (2019)
 2018 High Maintenance (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Derech (2018)
- Namaste (2018)
 2016-2017 People of Earth (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Game Night (2017)
- Truth or Dare (2017)
 2017 LaZercism (Short)
 2015 Mulignans (Short)
 2013 Newlyweeds
 2009 Cocoa Loco (Short)
 2008 Big Merc Is in the Building (Video short)
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Directed 2 actors to Oscar nominated performances: Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield. Kaluuya won for his performance in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021).

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