Studying filmmaking in Ghana and Germany, King has achieved international recognition as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor. Among other studies in Germany, King attended the Academy of Television and Film in Munich from 1967 to 1972 where he studied with Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders. He has directed and co-produced seven feature films in Ghana, recently receiving the Lifetime Achievers prize for his contribution to the development of film in Africa and was the first filmmaker to be given an Honorary Award at the African Movie Academy Awards in Nigeria.
King served as a senior director at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, was Chairperson of the First Annual Accra Film Festival and is a founding member of the African Filmmakers’ Union, the Ghana Film and TV Academy and the Directors’ Guild of Ghana. In 2018 King’s film “They Call It Love” was part of the German Historical Film Festival, which included films by Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra and John Huston.