Cross My Heart


A teenage girl from the US visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves.

Cross My Heart screens as part of the Caribbean Diaspora Shorts Program, on Saturday, March 16 at 4:30pm.

Producer, Elizabeth Charles, will be in attendance for a Q&A.

  • Director: Sontenish Myers
  • Country: USA, Jamaica
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 14 minutes
  • Year: 2017
  • Type: Short Films

Sontenish Myers

About the Director

Sontenish Myers is a Caribbean-American writer-director based in Harlem, NY and a thesis student at NYU’s Grad Film program. Sontenish has written and directed 4 short films to date. In her work, racial identity, womanhood, power dynamics, and the heroic journey are often explored. She is particularly interested in doing so across genres, from dramas, science fiction/fantasy, to dark comedies.

Sontenish was named a 2017 “30 Under 30 Caribbean American Emerging Leader” by the Institute of Caribbean Studies, as well as selected by NYU as a 2017 Martin Scorsese Scholarship recipient.

BAM Rose Cinemas

Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Date: March 16 2019

Time: 4:30 pm