Nana Mensah’s (Farewell Amor / 13 Reasons Why) directorial debut, the indie New York set comedy film “Queen of Glory” will celebrate its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.
Also starring Meeko Gattuso (Euphoria), Oberon KA Adjepong (The Dark Tower) and Adam Leon (Director of Tribeca premiering Italian Studies), Queen of Glory revolves around Sarah Obeng (Mensah), a middle-class scientist of Ghanaian decent from the Bronx who is trying to figure out what she wants from life and realising she has a real disconnect from her family and culture. Conflicted with personal emotions and society expectations, we follow Sarah on a heartfelt journey of self-discovery, as she grapples with her Ghanaian traditions and values against a modern-day New York in which she was raised.
‘Queen of Glory’ is the story of Sarah Obeng, the brilliant child of Ghanaian immigrants, who is quitting her Ivy League PhD program to follow her married lover to Ohio. When her mother dies suddenly, she bequeaths her daughter a Christian bookstore in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx where Sarah was raised. A follow-up on the classic immigrant’s tale, Queen of Glory provokes laughter and empathy, as its heroine is reborn through her inheritance.
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Nana Mensah is a Ghanaian-American actor, writer, and director. She will next be seen this Summer in Netflix’s eagerly awaited dramedy The Chair with Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass, and played the role of Linda in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival critical hit, Farewell Amor, directed by Ekwa Msangi, which was purchased by IFC Films. She can be found in Judd Apatow’s recently released, King of Staten Island, starring SNL’s Pete Davidson, and in the forthcoming season of the Netflix comedy, BONDiNG. She recurs as Dr. Camilla Candelario on NBC’s New Amsterdam, and as Josephine Achola in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. She also played the role of ‘Sade’ for two seasons on the popular series, An African City (2015 Golden Movie Award Winner, 2016 AMVCA Nominee). As a writer, Nana wrote on the second season of Netflix’s BONDiNG. Her short film script, Step Nine– a finalist for Tribeca Institute’s Through Her Lens award– is being developed into a series for Showtime Networks, produced alongside Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pretty Matches Productions and VICE Media. She is in development on other projects with AMC Studios, Safehouse Pictures and 3 Arts. As a writer/director, Queen of Glory is her first film.