The New York City-set “Queen of Glory,” the first feature film under the Adelos Media banner, directed by Nana Mensah, who also penned the script, and stars in the film, is described as “a dark comedy about a Christian bookstore,” which follows Sarah Obeng, a PhD candidate at Columbia University, who is leaving her program to follow her married lover and former professor to Ohio. When her mother dies suddenly, Sarah becomes to sole proprietor of King of Glory, a Christian bookstore in the Pelham Parkway neighborhood in the Bronx. Life in the bookstore sparks both painful and hilarious lessons as Sarah attempts to equalize in the wake of her mother’s death.
Produced by Jamund Washington of 2013’s smash Independent Spirit Award nominee, “Gimme the Loot,” as well as by UK-based director Baff Akoto and Anya Migdal of Adelos Media, “Queen of Glory” was shot by our very own Cybel Martin (columnist for this blog), cinematographer extraordinaire. The film is “in the can” to use industry parlance, and, now in post-production, Mensah has taken to crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, to raise just over $32,000 that will go into completing post-production.
They got 27,000 with 13 days to go. Send it over the finish line ya’ll!