Melody Miller

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Melody C. Miller is an Emmy Award-Winning filmmaker whose clear creative vision and human rights advocacy has made her films a powerful voice for change promoting understanding, empathy, and action.

Melody C. Miller is an Emmy Award-Winning filmmaker and cinematographer. With a passion for storytelling, she has produced and directed two critically acclaimed feature documentaries that have had a profound impact on audiences worldwide. California's Forgotten Children sheds light on an important human rights issue and received recognition for fostering a movement of change, while her uplifting documentary about one of the influential poets of the Beat Generation, ruth weiss, the beat goddess earned an Emmy® Award for Best Historical and Cultural Documentary.

Originally from Oakland, California, Melody's artistic journey was shaped by her early exposure to French and Mediterranean cultures, igniting the roots of her filmmaking career that led her to graduating from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. Melody is passionate about creating impactful and meaningful projects that not only engage but also spark important conversations and drive positive change. Through her clear creative vision in storytelling and technical prowess, Melody continues to push boundaries, leaving an indelible mark on every project she undertakes.

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New Day Films by Melody Miller

Awards & Accolades

Emmy Award for Best Cultural/Historical Documentary NATAS/SF
Winner of the Women in Film Award UCLA
The Motion Picture Association of America Award
Rising Filmmaker Award - Riverside International Film Festival
Winner for Visionary Women In Film Award - Santa Cruz Film Festival
UNICEF Global Citizenship Award
Winner Best Documentary - Soho International Film Festival
Loreen Arbus Cinematography Award Fellowship
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