Ellie Foumbi

Zenith is a coming-of-age drama about an adopted black Mennonite who leaves the rural white community where she was raised, and travels to an inner-city neighborhood to find her biological mother. In the process, she discovers herself. The story, produced by Joseph Mastantuono with cinematography by Tinx Chan, was loosely inspired by an article about a black Mennonite living in the Midwest. Through continued research about various orders of Mennonites, Ellie Foumbi saw an exciting opportunity to create a unique fish-out-of-water story.  Zenith visually unravels the main character’s emotional journey and places the audience in her subjectivity. Zenith will be Foumbi’s feature directorial debut.