Hi! I'm Nanea. I'm a serial creative currently based in Los Angeles. I'm a filmmaker, photographer, artist manager and music-maker. I'm quite terrible at the whole bio thing, but below is some background on me, should you be curious to learn more. Or you can always say hello.
Nanea Miyata is from Simi Valley, California, the Los Angeles-adjacent suburbia where nothing happens after 8pm. Being so close to LA, and so hungry for attention, she found escape from the other typical pressures Asian parents place on their children by playing pretend and performing on stage and in film. Realizing how much she loved being a part of storytelling, Nanea dedicated her efforts to creating and producing art and music. While earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (still had those Asian parents), she began writing and composing her first original musical, The Bedroom Window. Shortly thereafter, Nanea turned her attention to filmmaking and started writing and producing a short film a week with a small group of wildly talented friends. Some were great, some were just okay, some garnered awards at film festivals, but every single one was done on a $0 budget.
In 2015 Nanea co-founded her production company, June Street Studios, with Claudia Schwartz, and since then has directed/produced numerous commercials (for major brands such as Ford and Mattel), a handful of web-series, numerous award-winning short films and music videos, and most recently Nanea wrote and directed her first feature film, Christmas Harmony, which is currently airing on Lifetime. Currently Nanea is in development on her first feature-length documentary about the race to cure and reverse Rett Syndrome, the devastating yet non-degenerative neurological disorder from which her sister along with 350,000 women worldwide suffer.