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Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart

An American teenager visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves. This film explores the culture of silence amongst women, the kinds of secrets we keep and who they are actually protecting.


Cross My Heart


Sontenish Myers

Year of Release:




Type / Genre:

Narrative Short


14 minutes




Thu 20 Sep 2018, 8.45pm, MovieTowne, POS - Screen 8

Sun 23 Sep 2018, 6.00pm, MovieTowne, POS - Screen 7

Mon 24 Sep 2018, 1.00pm, MovieTowne, POS - Screen 8

T+T Premiere

About the Director(s):

Sontenish Myers

Sontenish Myers

Sontenish Myers is a Caribbean-American writer-director based in Harlem, NY and has written and directed 4 short films to date. Her most recent short, Cross My Heart, made its world premiere at East End Film Festival in the UK and has screened widely in the US including Seattle International Film Festival and Palm Springs Shortfest. Sontenish was recently awarded the 2018 Lorraine Hansberry/Ralph Ellison Arts, Performance, and Media Award, and was named a 2017 “30 Under 30 Caribbean-American Emerging Leader” by the Institute of Caribbean Studies. She was selected by NYU as a Martin Scorsese Scholarship recipient in 2017. Sontenish is currently developing her first feature, a historical sci-fi, Stampede.


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