Talent Guide

Sontenish Myers

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2022, Screenwriting Lab 2019


Sontenish Myers is a Jamaican-American writer-director based in NYC. She is an adjunct professor at NYU Grad Film, where she also attended. Sontenish is committed to writing and directing heroic journeys across genres, from sci-fi to family dramas. Her short film “Cross My Heart” has won awards at Hamptons International Film Festival and Palms Springs International Film Festival and is streaming now on SHOWTIME ANYTIME. Sontenish’s feature script, Stampede, garnered a great deal of support, including The Black List, Sundance Screenwriting and Directors Labs, Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, HIFF Screenwriting Lab, SFFILM’s Rainin Grant and Tribeca All Access Grant. 

Current Project



Set on a plantation in the 1800s, Stampede follows a young slave girl named Lena who has telekinetic powers she cannot yet control. When she is separated and moved into close quarters with the volatile Master’s wife, Lena must grapple with the danger of her gift as well as its potential power.