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Who is Mya-Breyana Morton?

Mya-Breyana Morton is a multi-hyphenate award-winning creative artist from Lithonia, Ga., who employs film to amplify marginalized voices and defy conventions. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film & Television Production from Savannah College of Art & Design and specializes in directing, cinematography, screenwriting, and editing. With a multicultural upbringing in Kuwait, Morton's storytelling passion was sparked by diverse perspectives.

Her portfolio includes the Webby Award-winning and Emmy-nominated short film, "Because, I Love You" and award-winning student films like "What Remains of Emily," "Proud," and "The Traveler." These works have earned her a well-deserved spotlight, capturing several prestigious awards and garnering recognition on both domestic and international festival circuits.

Her thesis film, "The Traveler," earned widespread acclaim and secured a place on WABE/PBS's Atlanta on Film. Acknowledged with the Independent Film Trailblazer Award, Morton's influence extends to collaborations with Canva, Target, Always, iHeartMedia, and Paramount.

She is the Co-Founder of the Production Circle, a community center for independent artists, and the Founder and Creative Director for Unconscious Media, a boutique creative marketing agency. Morton was recently recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2024
 & Forbes 30 Under 30: Atlanta, she is steadfast in her commitment to driving innovation through compelling storytelling. Morton's remarkable influence both on and off the screen embodies her dedication to reshaping the cinematic landscape.

Forbes 30 Under 30: North America Class of 2024

Forbes 30 Under 30: Atlanta 2023

People's Voice Award  Video - Student 

Because I Love You - Webby Award 2023

Best Web Series (One Episode)

What Remains of Emily - Next Generation Indie Film Awards 2023

Short of the Year

The Traveler -Merced Queer Film Festival 2023

Spotlight Gold Award

What Remains of Emily - Spotlight Short Film Awards 2023

Independent Film Trailblazer Award

Black LGBT Film Fest 2022

Best Director 
Proud - Vesuvius International Film Festival (Italy) 2021

Best LGBT Short Movie 
Proud - Vesuvius International Film Festival (Italy) 2021

Best Student Short Film 
The Traveler - Eastern Europe International Movie Awards (Turkey) 2021


Georgia Spotlight Award 
Love Shot - Up Next Film Festival 2021

Platinum Award for Best Student Film
The Traveler - MegaFlix Film Awards 2021


Social Impact Award Student Film 
The Traveler - South America Awards 2021

Best Web Series/ TV Pilot

What Remains of Emily - Infinity Film Festival 2021

Best Student Film 

What Remains of Emily - Eastern Europe International Movie Awards (Turkey) 2022



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