22 Years

After twenty-two years, Avi receives a call she never expected. Independent, well-loved by her friends, and making her way through a man's world, Avi must now face the choice - rekindle the relationship with her father or close the door and move on forever.

  • Fred Thomas Jr.
    R&B Divas Los Angeles: The Divalogues, Tammi Mac's Bag Lady, 24 Hour Love
  • Bashir Gavriel
    Co-Writer for PAROLED (USA Network)
  • Dawn Noel
    Shattered Pitch
  • Arlonda Washington
  • Renee McClellan
    The Rescue, The Ask Auri Talkshow
  • Trynell Williams
  • Meegan Rubin Spector
  • Akil LuQman
  • Dawn Noel
    Key Cast
    My Normal, NCIS, Glee, Salsa Lessons
  • Roberto Sanchez
    Key Cast
    2 Fast 2 Furious, Lake Los Angeles, Gang Related, Castle, NCIS
  • Kearran Giovanni
    Key Cast
    Major Crimes, One Life To Live
  • Luis Jose Lopez
    Key Cast
    American Sniper, Major Crimes, CSI, Modern Family
  • Jack Lucarelli
    Key Cast
    Django Unchained, Cartel War,
  • Bashir Gavriel
    Key Cast
    Dexter, Franklin & Bash, Days of Our Lives, ER
  • Mike Rose
    Key Cast
    Community, Happy Endings
  • Stephanie Arcila
    Key Cast
  • Jyllina Skye
    Key Cast
  • Akil LuQman
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Love, Family, Forgiveness, Diversity, Latin, African American
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Movie Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    January 16, 2016
    North American premiere
    Dawn Noel- Won "Best Actress", "Honorable Mention" for director Fred Thomas Jr., "Audience Choice" Award
  • San Diego Black Film festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    January 29, 2016
    Nominated for Best Actress (Dawn Noel) and for Best Short film
  • Charlotte Black Film Festival
    Charlotte, NC
    April 8, 2016
    Winner- Dawn Noel for Best Actress, Nominated for Best Short
  • Las Vegas Black Film Festival
    Las Vegas, NV
    April 29, 2016
    6 Nominations, Winner- Best Sound
  • VIVA International Latino Film Festival
    New York, NY
    May 7, 2016
    Best Short Film
  • Twin Cities Black Film festival

    United States
    October 6, 2016
  • Imagen Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    September 9, 2016
    Nominated for Best Short Film
  • Womens International Film festival
    United States
    November 4, 2016
  • Velvet Rope Film Festival

    United States
    October 1, 2016
    Won "Best Actress", Nominated for "Best Short" & "Best Director"
  • Baltimore International Black Film Festival
    United States
  • Hispanic Heritage Short Film Award - Contest

    United States
  • IndieWise Virtual Festival

    United States
Distribution Information
  • Nandar Pictures
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Fred Thomas Jr.

Fred Thomas Jr.
An alumnus of Temple University receiving his Masters in Film and Media Arts, Fred is a seven-time 2012 N.A.A.C.P award nominee and winner of Best Director, Best Playwright and Best Producer for his play 12’ x 9’. His achievements include being the founder of Temple University’s Black Media Collective and one of the original "Whassup Guys!" from the iconic Budweiser campaign. He went on to become a recipient of a Film Independent Screenwriting Fellowship, producer and co-star of the feature film The Bachelor Party, a featured artist on BET's Lens On Talent, a member of Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment production team on Men In Black 3; the director/producer on the film 24 Hour Love starring Lynn Whitfield, Tatyana Ali and Flex Alexander; director/producer of TV-One’s live broadcast of The Divalogues, a musical stage play for the reality series R&B Divas L.A. , writer/director for the TV movie Ladies Book Club, The Luenell Show, Cutting It In The ATL season one finale and the director of the award-winning short “22 Years.”


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Director Statement

Shooting 22 Years was an amazing collaborative experience starting with the writer bringing me in for notes and ideas to help paint a colorful picture. Visiting locations with the director of photography gave me a clear vision of how we needed the actors to move within that space. Authenticity is very important so wardrobe, props, music and character research was key to making sure all the pieces fit to make this film cohesive, heartfelt and entertaining to the audience.