A quick recap from our last profile…
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, with Mensah taking to crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, recently, to raise just over $32,000 that will go into completing post-production. And with seven days to go, the campaign has surpassed its goal! So it looks like this is one indie film that will indeed be completed!
You can follow the film’s progress at Facebook.com/QueenofGloryMovie.
I assume it’ll premiere at a film festival later this year, or early next year. In the meantime, the filmmaker/actress has released a first trailer for “Queen of Glory,” which is embedded below: