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A King Like Me


A KING LIKE ME follows members of the Zulu Club, New Orleans’ first Black Mardi Gras krewe, as they work to bring the Zulu parade back to the streets for Mardi Gras Day 2022, in the face of a global pandemic, hurricane Ida and the loss of members due to COVID and gun violence. This documentary’s unprecedented access to a stalwart community and cultural institution creates a modern portrait of Black brotherhood, leadership and community.

The Filmmakers

Matthew Henderson Director

Matthew O. Henderson, a native New Yorker, has worked in the Film & Television Industry for over fifteen years.  As a producer, he’s worked on a number of films including Fragments of Paradise, which had its World Premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, winning Best Documentary on Cinema; True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality, which won a Peabody Award and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary; The Soul of America; Gordon Parks: A Choice of Weapon; and Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union.   Matthew bridges the technical and creative hemispheres having worked for over ten years as a Camera Assistant and Camera Operator. Matthew’s passion for storytelling coupled with his ability to conceptualize and create compelling, and soulful visuals has allowed him to film all around the world.  Whether it’s a remote aboriginal village in Eastern Australia, floating along the Venice like canals of Makoko, Nigeria in Africa, or filming at depths of five-hundred feet below the Atlantic Ocean, his approach to filmmaking is always the same - tell the story you find, not the one you expect to find.

Fisher Stevens Producer

FISHER STEVENS has been in the entertainment business for almost 40 years.  His versatility in the industry is evident from his wide range of credits, from acting to directing to producing, from feature film to documentary, and from television to theater.  In 2010, he won the Academy Award for the documentary The Cove.  Political and environmental activism has been a main focus of his work.

Currently, Stevens is directing and executive producing a definitive multi-part series for Netflix profiling the life of famed athlete, David Beckham.

Earlier this year, Stevens executive produced and directed the first episode of “Dear Edward,” a new 10-episode drama series for Apple TV+ based on the novel by Ann Napolitano and written, showrun and executive produced by Jason Katims. 

Last year, Stevens directed and executive produced Showtime’s five-part series The Lincoln Project along with Oscar-nominated director Karim Amer (The Square). The series follows the PAC formed by current and former Republicans with the goal of ousting Trump from power.

In 2021, Stevens directed Palmer starring Justin Timberlake, which premiered with record viewership on Apple TV. In 2020, he executive-produced Netflix sensation “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”  When he's not directing and producing, Stevens is a series regular on the Golden Globe and Emmy-Winning HBO series “Succession.”

Festivals & Awards

SXSW Film & TV Festival


World Premiere