An ex-offender struggling with new freedom pursues redemption at all costs when given a job from his neighbour.

Ricky, a recently released ex-offender, needs to find a job to avoid violating his parole. His longtime neighbour, Bernetta, offers him a job at her diner under the condition that he doesn’t screw up. James, Ricky’s younger brother, teaches him how to drive but they get into trouble with their mother, Winsome, for James allowing Ricky to drive home. After a late night of partying with his brother James, Ricky wakes up late the next morning. He asks James for a ride to work, but James is still wasted from the night before. Taking matters into his own hands to get to work on time results in a major mishap. Will Ricky own up to his mistake or let his brother take the fall for him?



Sundance Film Festival
Park City, Utah
United States
January 19, 2023
World Premiere
Official Selection

First Run Festival
New York, NY
United States
March 26, 2023
King Wasserman Award - Best Graduate Film

Palm Springs ShortFest
Palm Springs, CA
United States
June 24, 2023
Audience Award - Best Student Short


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Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Ricky’. Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Ricky’.


Ricky (2022)

Short (20mins) Narrative


United States of America




No Rating


Pierre M Coleman | Ramfis Myrthil | Simon Taufique


Rashad Frett


Rashad Frett


Thu 21 Sep 2023, 1.00pm, The University of the West Indies

Fri 22 Sep 2023, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

Caribbean Premiere

Rashad Frett

Rashad Frett

Rashad Frett is an Award-Winning Caribbean American Filmmaker based in NYC. He pursued the arts seriously after experiencing 9/11 as a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army. At that time, creating a positive social impact through the power of media became his passion. Frett is a recent MFA graduate of the Prestigious NYU Tisch Graduate Film Program.

His dedication to the craft has earned him many awards including a BAFTA – HBO scholarship, a Martin Scorsese Young Filmmakers scholarship, a DGA Student Film Award Winner, a BET Blackhouse Foundation Fellow at Sundance, a Prestigious King Wasserman Award Winner at NYU’s First Run film festival, a National Grand Prize Winner of Gentleman Jack’s Real to Reel film competition with Omari Hardwick, a Spike Lee Production Fellowship, the first Cary Fukunaga Production Fund Recipient, as well as being selected for the Ryan Murphy’s HALF Initiative Director Shadowing program. His recent film “Ricky” had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Frett is also apart of the 2023 Sundance Feature Film Program as a Screenwriters Lab and Directors Lab Fellow.

Additionally, his work has screened in Prestigious festivals including SXSW, Berlinale, and American Black Film Festival. His work has also aired on Showtime, The Stephen Colbert Show, NPR Tiny Desk, Tidal, and his team was featured in Rolling Stone magazine.

Frett is currently in development of his first feature film, “Ricky.” He is represented by WME.

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