Winner of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, Nannysold out to Blumhouse and Amazon Prime Video, nearly two months after debuting at the virtual festival.
The horror drama comes from director Nikyatu Jusu and stars Anna Diop as a Senegalese immigrant nanny, piecing together a new life in New York while caring for the child of an Upper East Side family, working to bring his own child to America.
“We are proud to have writer-director Nikyatu Jusu Nanny as part of our slate for Amazon. It’s a gem of a horror film that combines impressive cinematography and powerful storytelling, and deserves the Grand Jury Prize awarded to it at Sundance,” said Jason Blum. Julie Rapaport, Head of Films at Amazon, added, “From outstanding performance to her strong visual language, we look forward to sharing Nanny with our global audiences and continuing our longstanding collaboration with Blumhouse.”
Blumhouse and Amazon have a partnership under which the horror house’s television arm produces anthology series Welcome to Maison Blum for the streaming service.
Nanny’The s deal is indicative of several trends that have emerged from Sundance over the past few years, including deals reaching longer after the festival has closed. In the meantime, Jusu has put together his second effort with Universal and Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw.
the Nanny the deal also marks the continued dominance of streamers at the 2022 festival. Even though Netflix and Amazon are less present in purchases than in previous years, the festival’s biggest sales continue to be directed to streamers or have a component streaming. Projector acquired Costs and Leo Grande for Hulu, HBO Max has landed Am I okay?and Apple made the biggest purchase of the festival with Cha Cha real smooth.
Nikkia Moulterie and Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold Features produced Nanny, with Topic Studios’ Maria Zuckerman and LinLay Productions’ Grace Lay and Sumalee Montano executive producing. The deal was brokered by CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers.