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Mya Miller, Buffalo girl, gets nominated for role in short film

A 12-year-old girl heads to Nice International Film Festival, and she's excited. "It's nice to be a part of something big in Buffalo," that's now being watched in France.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Mya Miller is only 12, and she's up for an international award.

The Charter School for Applied Technology seventh-grade student was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film in the Nice International Film Festival. 

The short indie film is called "A" My Name Is the Film. This is a story about a young girl with early stage cancer who has a late night adventure in the hospital that culminates in the consideration of her mortality. Mya plays her friend and hospital mate, Scarlet.

Credit: Mya Miller

The movie was shot at DeGraff Hospital on a vacant floor.

"I am grateful that I got a part in it and there are so many people that auditioned. I can't believe I got the role, and it's nice to be a part of something big in Buffalo.

Mya is a high honors student with aspirations to be a lawyer or an actress. 

Her acting credits are growing. She was Ursula in "Little Mermaid: The Reversal" and Kaa in "The Jungle Book." She was most recently cast as a bullied student in a commercial for "Bandage Control," directed by Christina Cares, highlighting the impact of childhood trauma on mental health.

Credit: MYA MILLER


Mya is talented in the visual arts. She was  "Artist of the Year" at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns for her painting and sketching.

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