Nana's Footsteps, a film by Shykodah-Khi McGrath, is one of those rare movies that can move us deeply. It's hard to come by a film like this, but when it does, it can turn our world upside down.
The narrative follows a beautiful grown-up woman named Maria, played by Bianca Wallace, who visits her grandmother after a long time. Their first interaction appears to be cold, but Nana, played impeccably by Christine Snell, has a reason for wanting to meet her granddaughter. Without giving any further information, Nana asks Maria to close her eyes and trust her. From this point on, the story takes an exciting turn, and the audience realizes that the grim reaper can be anyone, even a lovely old lady or a beautiful young woman.
Christine Snell deserves a round of applause for her excellent portrayal of Nana. Maria is a person who seems to be comfortable in her own skin, and nothing can shake her. She has a husband and a young child, and everything seems to be going smoothly. However, she reacts with more empathy when the change comes than her job requires. It's an analogy of medics who go into war zones and know when to let go of their emotions to save lives and do their job correctly. This change forces Maria into a war zone where nothing good happens, and the only thing she can do is challenge herself to act professionally.
The story is simply breathtaking, and only a few short-story authors could write such a complex and powerful story without trying too hard to impress the reader. The script offers the perfect amount of reality and fantasy to intrigue the viewers, and the ending is the ideal tear-shedder to sum up an excellent experience.
Written by Vlad A. G