Check out the official trailer and poster for Nanny, in theaters on November 23rd, and on Prime Video on December 16th.
Nanny is the haunting and award-winning debut feature from writer/director Nikyatu Jusu, starring Anna Diop (US), Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Sinqua Walls (American Soul), Morgan Spector (The Gilded Age), Rose Decker (Mare of Easttown) and Leslie Uggams (Deadpool).
It’s the first horror film to win the Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and only the second time this honor was bestowed upon a Black female director. At its core, Nanny is a genre-bending film that blends psychological horror with culturally relevant issues of social identity, including race, gender, and socioeconomic status.
My first feature film, Nanny, officially has a poster: pic.twitter.com/9VAT9HCoqo
— Octavia Butler knew… (@NotNikyatu) August 30, 2022
Set in New York City, this fable of a Senegalese immigrant’s experience working for an affluent family is grounded in the real-life experiences of domestic workers. The story is personal to Nikyatu Jusu’s upbringing, whose mother sustained her household with this occupation. Jusu incorporated spiritual genre elements that spoke to her lineage.