Mya B. is a young filmmaker born and raised in Chi-town. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where she came to be around people of like mind in the independent film industry. Graduating from Columbia College with a concentration in film studies gave her the writing and production skills to pursue her passion as an independent filmmaker.
Her first documentary, ‘Warrior Queens’ was shown in at the Dusable Museum of African American History in Chicago. From working as a PA and interning on several independent films, she decided to venture into her first documentary project. After two years of groundbreaking interviews and historical information to research, she completed her first documentary entitled, ‘Silence: In Search of Black Female Sexuality in America.’ The film has won many accolades, festival acceptance, and awards. Segments of her film, was also show on VH1’s, “Can’t Get a Date”. Since then, her writing has gotten recognition.
Her short script, Maya: The Illusion, won honorable mention in the American Gem screenwriting competition and she was a BET finalist in the Rap It-Up competition in 2006. She is currently in post-production of her second feature-length documentary “Afraid of Dark”, finishing up her first novel, and working as a Special Education preschool teacher in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn. In addition to this, she has worked as a DP on many projects: The Dark Seed, Curtain Call, and Monkey Gang.