Shadow and Act has an exclusive clip from Amazon Studios’ horror film, Nanny. It is the debut feature of director-writer Nikyatu Jusu and is the first horror film to win the Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Grand Jury Prize.
Nanny stars Anna Diop, Sinqua Walls, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Spector, Leslie Uggams and Rose Decker.
Here's an official description:
In this psychological horror fable of displacement, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector) living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the chance to bring him to the U.S., but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family’s volatile home life. As his arrival approaches, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.
Nanny is produced by Nikkia Moulterie and Daniela Taplin Lundberg, with Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller, Michael Bloom, Jason Blum, Rebecca Cammarata, Bill Benenson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Laurie Benenson, Grace Lay, Sumalee Montano, Nikyatu Jusu, Chris McCumber, and Jeremy Gold serving as executive producers.
This film follows Aisha (Anna Diop), a Senegalese woman, who is haunted by the absence of her child she had to leave behind to chase the American Dream.
“What I loved about Aisha on the page was that you see her go through almost every human emotion,” Diop recently told Shadow and Act. “Like she really goes through the gamut of emotions in this and as an actor, that was very exciting to get the opportunity to do.”
Diop continued, “You see her fall in love. You see her in more joyful spaces when she’s with her best friend Sally. You see her, of course, longing for her son. You see her though moments of loneliness and depression. You see her try to survive and navigate and be savvy and all of these things.”
Watch the exclusive clip with Diop and Wells below:
Nanny will be available to stream on Prime Video beginning Dec. 16.