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Black Is King (2020) Poster

(2020)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Emmanuel Adjei
Ibra Ake
Blitz Bazawule
Beyoncé ... (as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter)
Pierre Debusschere
Jake Nava
Jenn Nkiru
Dikayl Rimmasch
Joshua Kissi ... (director: Ghana)
Kwasi Fordjour ... (co-director)
Julian Klincewicz ... (co-director)
Dafe Oboro ... (co-director)

Writing Credits  

Beyoncé ... (written by) (as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter) &
Yrsa Daley-Ward ... (written by) &
Clover Hope ... (written by) &
Andrew Morrow ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order)  

Beyoncé
Tina Knowles-Lawson Tina Knowles-Lawson ... Tina Knowles-Lawson (as Tina Knowles Lawson)
Jay-Z ... Special Appearance
Blue Ivy Carter Blue Ivy Carter ... Blue Ivy Carter
Rumi Carter Rumi Carter ... Special Appearance
Sir Carter Sir Carter ... Special Appearance
Kelly Rowland ... Kelly Rowland
Lord Afrixana Lord Afrixana ... Special Appearance
Yemi Alade Yemi Alade ... Yemi Alade
Jessie Reyez ... Jessie Reyez
Shatta Wale Shatta Wale ... Shatta Wale
Salatiel Salatiel ... Special Appearance
Pharrell Williams ... Pharrell Williams
Wizkid Wizkid ... Special Appearance
Naomi Campbell ... Naomi Campbell
Adut Akech Adut Akech ... Adut Akech
Aweng Chuol Aweng Chuol ... Aweng Chuol
Lupita Nyong'o ... Lupita Nyong'o
Tiwa Savage ... Special Appearance
Mr. Eazi Mr. Eazi ... Special Appearance
Nija Nija ... Special Appearance
Tierra Whack ... Special Appearance
Busiswa Busiswa ... Special Appearance
Moonchild Sanelly Moonchild Sanelly ... Special Appearance (as Moonchild Sanelley)
Folajomi 'FJ' Akinmurele ... Little Simba (as Folajomi Akinmurele)
Connie Chiume ... Connie Chiume
Nyaniso Dzedze ... Nyaniso Dzedze (as Nyaniso Ntsikelelo Dzedze)
Nandi Madida Nandi Madida ... Nala
Warren Masemola ... Warren Masemola
Sibusiso Mbeje Sibusiso Mbeje
Fumi Odede Fumi Odede
Stephen Ojo Stephen Ojo ... Blue Man (Prince Subconscious)
Mary Twala ... Mary Twala
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isaak Adoyi ... Flower Boy Leader
Ganohon Ansansame Ganohon Ansansame ... Tribal priestess
Aqualillies ... Synchronized Swimmers
Boyd Ashwell Boyd Ashwell ... Model
Marie-Djata Bamba Marie-Djata Bamba ... Tribal child
Manju Bangalore Manju Bangalore ... Model
Steven T. Bartlett ... Head Butler
Christopher Bates Christopher Bates ... Self
Nambitha Ben-Mazwi ... Self
Dennis Boyd ... Warrior
Diana Care ... Synchronized Swimmer
Ksyn Cason Ksyn Cason ... Dancer
Island Aquatics Synchro Club Island Aquatics Synchro Club ... Synchronized Swimmers
Sandy Colton Sandy Colton ... Pregnant Dancer
Clem Darling ... Head Bellhop
Adam Jabari Davis ... Dancer
Lindiwe Dim Lindiwe Dim ... Nala's Friend
Sadyr Diouf ... Guard (as Sadyr Diouf)
Jean Donnay Jean Donnay ... Dancer
Constance Ejuma ... Tea Party Guest
Michael Franklin ... Michael Franklin
Oghenero Gbaje ... Self
Shukri Hassan Shukri Hassan ... Girl
Andray Johnson ... Praying Warrior
Ashanti Ledon Ashanti Ledon ... Dancer
JD McCrary ... Young Simba
Lanier McKinney ... Dancer
Jamal Moore Jamal Moore ... Self - Jamal Moore
Charles Nwokolo Charles Nwokolo ... African Elder
Donald Dep Paige Donald Dep Paige ... Choir (as Donald Paige)
Timia Simone Reed ... Self
Margeaux Reign
J Rome J Rome ... Self
Philicia Saunders ... Synchronized Swimmer
Nikeva Stapleton ... Tribal Woman
Hollister Starrett Hollister Starrett ... Bellhop
Sha'Leah Nikole Stubblefield ... Self
Tameer ... (as Tameer Peak) (credit only)
Nicole Danielle Watts ... Villager
Kuoth Wiel ... Kuoth Wiel
Alysha Young ... Synchronized Swimmer
Ron Gilbert ... Butler (uncredited)
Sheila M. Lockhart ... African Woman (uncredited)

Produced by 

Jimi Adesanya ... producer
Lauren Baker ... producer
Jason Baum ... producer
Blitz Bazawule ... producer
Beyoncé ... executive producer (as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter)
Gisell Cabrera ... associate producer
Alex Chamberlain ... producer
Morgan Clement ... executive producer: Object & Animal
Ben Cooper ... executive producer: Cherry Films / producer
Rebecca Cuglietta ... producer: 254Forest
Robert Day ... producer
Astrid Edwards ... producer
Christophe Faubert ... producer
Jason Felstead ... executive producer: Hamlet
Angela Foster ... post producer
Ruben Goots ... executive producer: Hamlet
Leke Alabi Isama ... line producer (as Leke Alabi-Isama)
Sharifah Issaka ... producer: Ghana
Lance Durwin Julies ... line producer (as Durwin Julies) / producer (as Durwin Julies)
Brien Justiniano ... producer
Aya Kaido ... creative producer: Iconoclast
Lisa Margulis ... executive producer: The Directors Bureau
Yoli Mes ... line producer / producer
Rethabile Mothobi ... executive producer: Rififi Productions (as Rethabile Molatela Mothobi) / producer (as Rethabile Molatela Mothobi)
Jean Mougin ... executive producer: Iconoclast
Dafe Oboro ... producer
Sally Sujin Oh ... post producer
Akin Omotoso ... producer
Steve Pamon ... executive producer
Spencer Patzman ... post producer
Carmen Quiros ... line producer
Jelle Robbeets ... producer: Hamlet
Janet Rolle ... executive producer (as Janet Rollé)
Nathan Scherrer ... executive producer / producer
Tara Sheree ... associate producer: Freenjoy
Anna Smith ... executive producer: Iconoclast
Jeremy Sullivan ... producer
Will Whitney ... producer
Erinn Williams ... executive producer / producer
Jason Wisch ... associate producer
Sylvia M. Zakhary ... producer (as Sylvia Zakhary)

Music by 

James William Blades ... (music by)

Cinematography by 

Muhammad Atta Ahmed ... (as Mohammaed Atta Ahmed)
David Boanuh
Michael Fernandez
Laura Merians Goncalves
Santiago Gonzalez
Ryan Marie Helfant
Malik Hassan Sayeed

Film Editing by 

Abu-Bakr Adamu ... co-editor (as Adamu Abubakar Sadiq)
Maria Celeste Garrahan
Alexander Hammer ... (additional editing)
Niles Howard
Nia Imani ... (additional editing)
Aika Miyake ... (additional editing)
Andrew Morrow
Pascal Oberlin ... (additional editing)
Taylor Alexander Ward ... (additional editing)
Tom Watson

Casting By 

Dafe Oboro
Anissa Williams

Production Design by 

Freyja Bardell
Hannah Beachler
Carlos Laszlo
Susan Linss
Miranda Lorenz
Brandon Mendez
Rika Nakanishi
Ethan Tobman

Art Direction by 

Christopher Beltran
Virginia Berg
Melissa N. Broker
Linn Gelert

Set Decoration by 

Maile Cassara
Jill Crawford
Sandy Hubshman
Caryn Novak
Lila Yanow

Costume Design by 

Zerina Akers
June Ambrose

Makeup Department 

Alexander Armand ... hair stylist: Naomi Campbell (as Alexander Armond)
Jhules B. ... makeup artist: Tiwa Savage
Sir John Barnett ... makeup artist
Nick Barose ... makeup artist: Lupita Nyong'o
Chyna Beezybraids ... hair stylist: Tiwa Savage
Sonya Belakhlef ... manicurist: Lupita Nyong'o
Fran Cooper ... makeup artist: Naomi Campbell
Nicole Corzine ... hair stylist
Jamilah Curry ... hair stylist: Tierra Whack
Nikiwe Dlova ... hair stylist: Busiswa
Neal Farinah ... hair stylist
Merrick Fisher ... manicurist: Naomi Campbell
Bonolo 'Beezybraids' Gabuza ... hair stylist: Busiswa
Alyssa Hudson ... assistant makeup artist
DaRico Jackson ... hair department head
Nai'Vasha Johnson ... hair stylist: Lupita Nyong'o
Kimberly Kimble ... hair stylist (as Kim Kimble)
Camille Lawrence ... makeup artist: Tierra Whack
Rokael Lizama ... makeup artist
Wendi Miyake ... makeup artist: Kelly Rowland
Wendy Miyake ... makeup artist
Miho Okawara ... nail artist
Sabrina Porsche ... hair stylist: Yemi Alade
Joseph Pujalte ... hair stylist: Jessie Reyez
Mo Qin ... nail artist
Ryan Quan ... nail artist
Nakia Rachon ... hair stylist (as Nakia Rachon Collins) / key hair stylist
Michell Richardson ... hair stylist: Kelly Rowland
David Rodriguez ... makeup artist: Yemi Alade
Andrea Samuels ... assistant makeup artist
Francesca Tolot ... makeup artist
Reba Vera ... special makeup effects artist
Kim Volkaert ... manicurist: Jessie Reyez
Thom Walker ... makeup artist: Jessie Reyez

Production Management 

Marc Baleiza ... production supervisor
Chiamaka Ebochue ... production supervisor: Chiamaka Ebochue
Hayley Felix ... production supervisor
Tena Golding ... production supervisor
Yasmine Gomez ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Benjamin Edwards ... first assistant director
Oliver Konteh ... second second assistant director
Derek Milton ... second unit director
Watts Homie Quan ... second second assistant director
Ev Solomon ... first assistant director
Joshua Williams ... second assistant director
Myeka Williams ... second assistant director
Ibrahim Yilla ... first assistant director

Art Department 

Lila Ash ... storyboard artist
Molly Berg ... art department assistant
Ryan Bojanovic ... scenic
Jasmine Cannon ... art department assistant
Tyler Day ... props
Rene Diamante ... foreman
Jonny Diina ... art department coordinator
Robbie Duncan ... property master
Alejandro G. Estrada ... art department assistant
Quinton Farina ... propmaker
Avery Ferguson ... buyer
Regina Fernandez ... assistant art director (as Regina Fernandez-Alonzo)
Hunter Gorton ... props
Jae Kim ... property master
Steven Kiratsous ... set dec buyer
Casey LaBow ... assistant art director
Timothy Madison ... propmaker
Caryn Novak ... art department coordinator
Kevin L. Raper ... graphic artist (as Kevin Raper)
Sally Rumball ... painter/artist
Nathan P. Sindel ... propmaker
Kevin Dee Watson ... construction coordinator
Georgia Westwood ... set designer

Sound Department 

Pablo Díez Casajuana ... music playback
Eric Hoffman ... sound designer / sound mixer
Kai Morrison ... Audio Playback

Special Effects by 

Charlie Cantraine ... special effects crew
Thomas Desmet ... special effects crew
Rene Diamante ... special effects coordinator
Maurice Grégoire ... special effects crew
Kevin Dee Watson ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by 

Emmanuel Adjei ... Visual effects director / visual effects director
Tahira Ali ... compositor
Michael Angelo ... visual effects artist
Mathieu Barbe ... visual effects artist: BUF
Chris L. Chisholm ... Visualization Supervisor: Levitation scene
Brad Clapper ... digital compositor
Sean Colby ... digital compositor
Tommie Geraedts ... visual effects artist
Camille Gibrat ... visual effects coordinator: BUF
Charles Goyard ... system administrator: BUF
Pierre Herzig ... visual effects artist: BUF
Xiaozhe Hong ... compositor
Penpicha Jingjungvisuti ... compositor
Daniel Kaczkowski ... digital compositor
Gerry Kodo ... digital compositor: Ingenuity Studios
David Lebensfeld ... visual effects supervisor
Renaud Louvet ... senior visual effects artist: BUF
Rik Michul ... executive producer at flawless post
Grant Miller ... visual effects supervisor
Diana Nikitina ... visual effects artist: BUF
Justine Paynat-Sautivet ... visual effects producer: BUF
Méline Pistilli ... visual effects artist: BUF
Wen Qian ... lead visual effects artist
Quentin Ramasseul ... visual effects artist: BUF
Mick Reid ... digital compositor
Floran Royer ... visual effects producer
Lucas Salton ... visual effects supervisor: BUF
V.W. Scheich ... visual effects supervisor: Mathematic
Howard Shur ... creative director: flawless post
Ben Stommes ... digital compositor
Emelyne Thorner ... visual effects artist: BUF
Gabriel A. Valbuena ... digital artist
Rob van den Bragt ... on-set visual effects supervisor: Chocolate Tribe
Dominique Vidal ... visual effects supervisor: BUF
Ross Vincent ... visual effects artist
Ethan Zhao ... compositing supervisor: Ingenuity Studios
Max Drenckpohl ... visual effects editor: Ingenuity Studios (uncredited)

Stunts 

Jaime Miller ... stunt coordinator / stunt rigger
Michael Viola ... stunt rigger

Camera and Electrical Department 

Alvin Adadevoh ... electrician
Rob Agulo ... first assistant camera
Sachi Bahra ... second assistant camera
Adam R. Bell ... gaffer
Josh Benavidez ... second assistant camera
Luisa Betancur ... assistant camera
Kaleb Blakey ... best boy grip
Kyle Bryson ... gaffer
Aaron Burton ... grip
Eric Catelan ... steadicam operator
Mike Cruz ... best boy electric
Jack Damon ... digital imaging technician
Michael DiGiovanni ... best boy grip
Dennis Dwyer ... steadicam operator
Christian Epps ... gaffer
Daniel Feighery ... drone camera operator
Jake Ferrero ... electrician
David Flanigan ... first assistant camera
Noah Flippo ... grip
Jan Giesen ... dit
Shaquana Golding ... camera operator: 2nd unit Cinematographer
Adam Gonzalez ... first assistant camera
Andy Grishikian ... grip
Jason H. Guerrero ... first assistant camera
Omar Guinier ... first assistant camera "a" camera
Jake Howard ... aerial camera operator
Dave Isern ... camera operator/steadicam operator
Dennis Ivarsson ... electrician
Lauren Jones ... electrician / lighting technician
Tamir Kaywood ... electrician
Reed Koppen ... first assistant camera
Mark Mann ... rigging gaffer
Diona Mavis ... first assistant camera
Olivia Montano ... second assistant camera
Nick Müller ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Olaa Olabi ... grip
Brandon Olivas ... lighting programmer
Pasquale Paolo ... digital imaging technician
Wadsworth Peters ... key grip
Andrew H. Petersen ... Drone Pilot
Alex Picasso ... grip
Nathaniel Pinheiro ... second assistant camera
Brendan Poutier ... camera operator/steadicam operator
Leroy Prompakdee ... additional electrician
Rebecca Rajadnya ... first assistant camera
Ryan Rayner ... first assistant camera
Lucas Ruderman ... grip
Mo Shane ... film loader
Charles Tae ... grip
Jonathan Tang ... electrician
Daniel Vignal ... digital imaging technician (as Dan Vignal)
Evan Walsh ... first assistant camera
Justice A. Whitaker ... grip (as Justice Whitaker)
John Rex Woodward ... first assistant camera
Zack Haskell ... drone camera operator (uncredited)
Alessandro Picasso ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Wesley Gainer ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Robert Behar ... additional stylist: Naomi Campbell
John de Peralta ... stylist assistant
Ryan Dodson ... set costumer
Beoncia Dunn ... costumer / set costumer / wardrobe assistant
Cynthia Lu ... additional stylist: Pharrell Williams
Suzette Selman ... wardrobe assistant
Cookie Walukas ... wardrobe assistant
Timothy White ... costume supervisor

Editorial Department 

David Belizario ... assistant editor
Julianna Bigham ... assistant editor
Trevor Clifford ... lead assistant colorist
Robert Crosby ... colorist
Autumn Dea ... assistant editor
Shaquana Golding ... additional editing
Jordan M. Hahn ... on-line editor
Shireen Hinckley ... post production supervisor / post-production supervisor
Keith Jenson ... colorist: dailies
Zoé Kraft ... on-line editor (as Zoe Kraft)
Scott Naurath ... finishing editor
Jaime O'Bradovich ... additional colorist: Already music video
Pascal Oberlin ... additional editing
Sally Sujin Oh ... post producer
Spencer Patzman ... post producer
Rudy Pesci ... color assist
Matthew Schwab ... lead colorist
Collin Sumpter ... assistant editor
Cookie Walukas ... post-production coordinator
Loren White ... colorist
Paul Yacono ... colorist

Location Management 

Jennifer Quesenbery ... location manager
Vincent Vanni ... location manager
Jason Wisch ... location manager

Music Department 

Drew Bayers ... music clearances
Frances Borgona ... music clearances
Bymaddz ... vocalist: backing
Denise Carver ... Music Research
Moussa Dembele ... musician: kora, balafon
Rhiannon George-Carey ... musician: harp
Jonathan Gibson ... musician: cello
Marta Sofia Honer ... musician
Oliver Mayo ... Orchestrator / musician: violin
Jill Meyers ... music clearances

Additional Crew 

Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Austin Barrett ... production assistant
Mick Bighamian ... chess consultant
Rory Cordial ... physical therapist: Ms. Knowles-Carter
Julius de Boer ... head of security: Ms. Knowles-Carter
Hayley Felix ... production coordinator
Pedro Rodrigo Gonzalez ... production assistant
Michael Handler ... personal assistant: Ms. Knowles-Carter
Christopher Grant Harvey ... technical supervisor
Natalie Kinghorn ... physical therapist: Ms. Knowles-Carter
Mary Jeanette Ramsey ... contributing choreographer
Morgan Smith ... Rights And Clearances: Barbour & Company Inc.
Kaleb Steele ... Special Assistant to the Chairwoman At Parkwood Entertainment
Genevieve Tate ... executive assistant: Ms. Knowles-Carter
Jake Tremblay ... production assistant
Cookie Walukas ... post production coordinator
Greg Whitehead ... production assistant

Thanks 

Robert A. Iger ... special thanks (as Bob Iger)

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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