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What Remains of Emily

Miles, an Outsider at an elite private school, finds a mysterious book that can predict the future.

  • Mya-Breyana Morotn
  • Aalexis Gaither
  • Tashina Southard
  • Manahar Kumar
    Key Cast
  • Andres Chaves
    Key Cast
  • Marcus Kyle
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Television
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Mya-Breyana Morotn

Mya-Breyana Morton is a Director, Cinematographer, and Producer based in Atlanta, Ga. She spent the majority of her childhood in Kuwait attending the American School of Kuwait where she traveled the Middle East playing softball for Kuwait’s National Softball Team. She holds an M.F.A. in Film & Television Production from Savannah College of Art and Design and a B.I.S. in Sports Administration from Georgia State University. At age 19 she was the youngest student to graduate from Georgia State's Sports Administration program and at age 22, one of the youngest to graduate from SCAD's Film & Television Master's program. She was recently the cinematographer and co-producer for a short horror film entitled, "Auntie", which is currently streaming on social media platforms. "Auntie" was a viral hit and has since gained over 800,000 views. Her main goal within her career is to travel the world making films that resonate with people in new and exciting ways. Her approach in doing so is by educating herself on the craft of filmmaking and storytelling and simple trial and error.

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Director Statement

This story ties to this large umbrella feeling of being an outsider, a multifaceted feeling of alienation. In our world, people feel excluded because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economics, or simply having interests or talents not shared by the mainstream. In this story, stretching across time, Miles is too smart for his own good. It has simultaneously given him the opportunity to be at an elite school and to be excluded by it. Emily’s journal becomes one of the few connections he has to others despite its mysterious provenance. It is likely Miles is the only one who can figure out the journal's meaning and save his school.