Queen of Glory

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 75 MINUTES

QUEEN OF GLORY

New York, Women, Comedy, Drama

Brainy scientist Sarah, a doctoral student at Columbia University, is weeks away from following her very married boyfriend to Ohio when her mother dies suddenly, leaving Sarah the owner of a small but beloved Christian bookstore in the Bronx. Tasked with planning a culturally respectful funeral befitting the family matriarch, Sarah must juggle the expectations of her loving yet demanding family while navigating the reappearance of her estranged father all while grappling with what to do with the bookstore. Aided by an only-in-New York ensemble of Eastern European neighbors, feisty African aunties and a no-nonsense ex-con co-worker, Sarah faces her new responsibilities while figuring out how to remain true to herself. 


Writer, star and first-time feature director Nana Mensah demonstrates true talent behind and in front of the camera in this charming slice of life dramedy. In this rare glimpse into the mores of New York’s Ghanaian-American community, Mensah shapes cultural quirks into heartwarming moments and crafts Sarah’s journey of self-discovery with nuance and humor. This is an original voice from an actor taking control of her career by creating the roles she wants to play while simultaneously sharing the respect and affection she has for her Ghanaian-American community. —Karen McMullen

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Nana Mensah

Nana Mensah is an actor, writer, and director. Her acting credits include Netflix's BONDiNG, NBC's New Amsterdam, and the forthcoming Netflix series The Chair starring Sandra Oh. She has written on shows for Amazon, HBO, and Netflix, as well as original pilots. Queen of Glory is her first film.

Director
Nana Mensah
Producer
Jamund Washington, Kelley Robins Hicks, Baff Akoto, Nana Mensah, Anya Migdal
Screenwriter
Nana Mensah
Cinematographer
Cybel Martin
Editor
Cooper Troxell
Executive Producer
Lidz-Ama Appiah
Cast
Nana Mensah, Meeko Gattuso, Oberon KA Adjepong, Adam Leon

CONTACTS

Print Source
Kelley Robins Hicks
Gas the Film, LLC
New York, NY 10031
Phone: 310 425 6044
kelleyrh@gmail.com
US Sales Contact
Lorna-Lee Torres
Magnolia Pictures International
New York, NY 10001
LTorres@magpictures.com
International Sales Contact
Lorna-Lee Torres
Magnolia Pictures International
New York, NY 10001
LTorres@magpictures.com
Press Contact
Dheeraj Agnihotri
Organic PR
London,Phone: 753 838 9131
OrganicInternational@organic-publicity.co.uk