Miya Cech Wraps Filming on 'Great Divide' Narrative Feature Film

Miya Cech Wraps Filming on 'Great Divide' Narrative Feature Film

Miya Cech has wrapped up a very special project!

The young star has finished filming on the upcoming first narrative feature film Great Divide, which was filmed on location in Jackson, Wyoming.

Great Divide explores the wave of anti-Asian racism that sprang up in the wake of COVID-19.

“it’s one of the greatest gifts as an actor to be able to tell stories that represent my community and my family in a way that sparks conversation. it’s extra special when you get to work with a cast and crew like this! thank you @jeankshim @originalspin @briflys @kenjeong @sungkangsta for the opportunity to reunite with some of my favs and help tell this important story,” Miya shared on Instagram.

Learn more inside…

The upcoming movie is about a Korean American family that leaves the Bay Area for the rural expanses of Wyoming in the early days of COVID lockdown, features Emerson Min as Benjamin Lee, a young boy struggling with the trauma of loss during the pandemic.

Ken Jeong and Jae Suh Park play Isaac and Jenna Lee, Benjamin’s parents, each of whom have different agendas for their move to Wyoming — Isaac has a new job, Jenna wants to ensure that Benjamin gets into the college of her choice — while MeeWha Alana Lee plays Grandma Shim, Jenna’s mother, who has an important lesson to impart to her beloved grandson, and a lifetime of memories to share with him before it’s too late.

Miya will play Ellie Licht, Benjamin’s best friend and maybe more, a Chinese adoptee whose protective parents have shielded her from the darker sides of the world. Meanwhile, the less-than-welcoming residents of small town Wyoming include West Mulholland as Hunter Drake, a young potential classmate of Benjamin’s who begins as a bully but ends up warming to Benjamin and Ellie; Seamus Dever plays Ranger Tom Drake, Hunter’s brutal father, who plots with Wyatt, played by Marshall Allman, to drive the Lees out of town.

Jamie McShane is George McNather, the last surviving descendant of the town’s founding family, a generous benefactor to “his” people and a deeply suspicious and hostile nemesis to those from the “outside.”

Emmy winning commercial and short film director Jean Shim makes her feature film directorial debut, with a script by Jeff Yang, Shim and Martina Nagel.

“When I saw anti-Asian hate rise in America, I couldn’t believe it was happening in 2020,” Jean Shim said in a statement. “I felt ‘enough is enough.’ I had to do something. Anything. So I decided to tell this story. My hope is that our Asian American film can move people’s hearts and ultimately create empathy.”

Click through the gallery for first look photos of Miya Cech and Emerson Min in Great Divide…

Miya recently starred in the Apple TV+ series Surfside Girls, and has the movie You Are SO Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah! coming up, as well as the American Girl: Corinne Tan special.

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