Glee star Naya Rivera has turned director for a new short film in honour of America's Immigrant Heritage Month.

The 27-year-old actress/singer stepped behind the camera for her very first foray into directing, and her project, Love, America, debuted online on Tuesday (24Jun14).

In the three-minute film, a mysterious piece of paper is passed from person to person, as each of their immigrant stories are revealed.

Rivera's film is part of non-profit organisation Welcome.Us' campaign for June's (14) Immigrant Heritage month, which is a nationwide effort to gather and share inspirational stories of immigration in America.

Other celebrities who also tried their hand at directing short films for the project include Joely Fisher, Scandal's Guillermo Diaz, and Tv personality Rocsi Diaz.