Markus Knight

In a city that has a history of police brutality and a society being torn apart by racism and bigotry, a new hero story emerges. While hiding his supernatural abilities, Markus learns quickly that the real world isn’t like the comics he reads. Markus is a young boy from the south side, learning to survive the stresses and dangers of everyday life growing up in the city, with only the memories of his father’s advice to lead the way.

This project has been created to share not only a powerful origin story, but to also shine a light on the brutal, inhumane policing happening in America against Black people.

Our film is seeking a World Premiere.

  • Matty Steinkamp
    You Racist, Sexist, Bigot, Director, Play the Documentary, Director, Snake River Blues,
  • Kash Cole
    You Racist, Sexist, Bigot, Writer
  • Matty Steinkamp
    You Racist, Sexist, Bigot, Producer, Play the Documentary, Producer, Fighting For Madre Tierra Director of Cinematography, La Morena, Director of Cinematography and Editor
  • Tracy Perkins
    Play The Documentary, You Racist, Sexist, Bigot, Snake River Blues
  • Kash Cole
    Key Cast
  • Kelil Cole
    Key Cast
    "Markus Knight"
  • Craig Matthew
    Key Cast
    "Police Man"
  • Zalamar "ZeeDub" Davis
    Key Cast
    "Bodega Owner"
  • Cory Hill
    Key Cast
    "Armed Robber"
  • Shomriyah Tabares
    Key Cast
  • Nicholas Steinkamp
    Sound Design, Mixing and Mastering
  • William Feggins
    Audio and Boom Operator
  • Yoshiyah Westbrook
    Audio and Boom Operator
  • Jazmin Corona
    Production Assistant, Talent Coordinator
  • Matty Steinkamp
    Play The Documentary, You Racist, Sexist, Bigot. Fighting For Madre Tierra, La Morena, The Process with Calais Campbell.
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  • Genres:
    Sci Fi
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Matty Steinkamp

Matty Steinkamp is an indie filmmaker from Phoenix, Arizona. He recently produced and directed "You Racist, Sexist, Bigot'', a feature-length documentary that has received several awards from the film festival circuit including “Best Documentary Feature”, “Best Picture”, and "Best Director.”
With the founding of Mango Skies, Matty is continuing his work of capturing how the individual struggles to be part of something bigger than themselves. Matty works to be an ally in the fight against structures of society — like racism, sexism, and white supremacy — that oppress individuals. Mango Skies is a societally conscious film and television production agency that seeks to leverage the film industry's reach to create a better world for everyone.

Currently, Matty is working with the Redford Center and several environmental organizations bringing stories of environmental racism to the front of the conversion with our current battle against climate change.

Writer's Biography - Kash Cole

M.C., musician, writer, actor, & activist Kash Cole a.k.a Lord Kash, was born & raised in St. Louis, Missouri. It was there his musical career began with a dedication to honor the power of words & music, and using that power to make a positive difference in the world. This led to his first experiences in activism working with Amnesty International using his art to advance the struggle for justice & human rights around the world.

Kash relocated to Phoenix, co-founded the award winning 7 piece Hip-Hop band The Stakes, and continued community work, volunteering and creating art centered after-school programs and workshops for inner-city disadvantaged youth.

Kash has now entered the film world as a writer, actor, & composer. With the completion of his first screenplay, a superhero origin story called Markus Knight, he attracted the the award winning production company Mango Skies Films to produce & direct the Markus Knight prequel.

Kash is working to share the story of Markus Knight to create greater representation for Black writers, actors, & composers in the film and television industry.

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Director Statement

Markus Knight is Matty's first narrative short and fictional debut. The film aims to bring people together, to start having more conversations about representation, and what future we are creating for our children. In this project Matty and Kash collaborated to create something powerful to help bring our communities together through film.

Our festival package includes a virtual reality 360 experience based on several of our scenes. Please inquire about this showcase. Experience what it feels like being in Markus' head through Virtual reality.