Making its California premiere is the mystery-thriller short “Cross My Heart and Hope to Die” from director Sam Manasca.  It was an official selection at last year’s Venice Film Festival and is currently making the festival rounds.  The film is centered around Mila, a lowly clerk who finds solace with a mysterious man and his constant phone calls.  But this could lead to tragedy.

Click here for more info on “Cross My Heart and Hope to Die.”

I spent some time with Manasca to talk about the idea for her film and what she hopes viewers can get from watching the short.