Aisha, an undocumented immigrant, lands a job as a nanny for a wealthy Manhattan couple. As she prepares for the arrival of the son she left behind in Senegal, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening to destroy the American Dream she is painstakingly piecing together.

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Film Cast:

  • Aisha: Anna Diop
  • Amy: Michelle Monaghan
  • Malik: Sinqua Walls
  • Adam: Morgan Spector
  • Rose: Rose Decker
  • Kathleen: Leslie Uggams
  • …: Zephani Idoko

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Kim Coleman
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Skip Lievsay
  • Sound Designer: Paul Hsu
  • Executive Producer: Sumalee Montano
  • Producer: Daniela Taplin Lundberg
  • Executive Producer: Bill Benenson
  • Production Design: Jonathan Guggenheim
  • Executive Producer: Nikyatu Jusu
  • Executive Producer: Rebecca Cammarata
  • Assistant Art Director: Joseph Feld
  • Director of Photography: Rina Yang
  • Costume Design: Charlese Antoinette Jones
  • Original Music Composer: Bartłomiej Gliniak
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Dave Flynch
  • Executive Producer: Jeremy Gold
  • Executive Producer: Michael Bloom
  • Original Music Composer: Tanerélle
  • Editor: Robert Mead
  • Art Direction: Chloé Seytre
  • Executive Producer: Maria Zuckerman
  • Executive Producer: Ryan Heller
  • Set Dresser: Madeline Rocco
  • Makeup Artist: Stella Bouzakis
  • Makeup Department Head: Risha Rox
  • Executive Producer: Chris McCumber
  • Producer: Nikkia Moulterie
  • Executive Producer: Grace Lay
  • Sound Recordist: Matt Perry Thomas
  • Executive Producer: Laurie Benenson
  • Set Decoration: Caroline B. Scott

Movie Reviews:


    “Nanny boasts an intriguing story about maternal instincts that will also touch the hearts of many immigrants. Anna Diop probably delivers her career-best performance, commanding the screen in an almost mesmerizing manner.

    The enclosed location is gorgeously handled by Rina Yang’s remarkable cinematography, but the admittedly significant supernatural elements become too repetitive and too heavy throughout the runtime. The ending saves an impactful yet underwhelming revelation that warrants the eerie atmosphere, but the inevitable pacing issues may leave the audience too tired by that point.

    Still, Nikyatu Jusu shows tremendous skill and braveness by tackling one of the most demanding filmmaking tasks while carrying a unique voice. One to look out for.”

    Rating: C+

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