Twenty-Two Twenty-Two Media

The Power of story


Susan Busa, Stuart Hargrove & Leslie Cidale at Pedernales River shoot with  musician Ed Kliman & sound engineer Corey McMinn




After his prized guitar is stolen, a down-and-out musician makes a deal with a headstrong teenager: If she drives him across Texas to get the guitar, he’ll introduce her to the man she believes is her father – his famous former music partner he hasn't seen in 16 years.

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When a middle-aged woman spends the entire night with her lover for the first time, she gets to know him in the most unexpected way, after he falls asleep.




“I left New York City in 2009, looking for a change. When I arrived in Austin, I was amazed by the local music scene: 6th Street and the Austin City Limits Music Festival utterly and completely blew me away. I wonder: Cities like Nashville, Seattle and Atlanta have a ‘signature sound’. What is ‘The Austin Sound’?”

about @2222media


At Twenty-Two Twenty-Two Media, we believe in the power of story:

  • - to bring us together
  • - to show us what is
  • - to show what could be
  • - to transform us.

The @2222media team

Susan Busa



Susan Busa has written for and optioned screenplays to NBC, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Cosgrove-Meurer Productions, Highway 101, and Go Dog! Creative and has directed several short films, including HARMONY IN THE HILLS and DAN’S THE MAN. Her most recent comedy short, SLEEPOVER, was a festival selection at the Women Texas Film Festival and Austin Comedy Short Film Festival. In addition to her film work, she has written and directed nine youth musicals, including WELCOME TO CAMP KATCHIKOOTEE, A SCHOOL FOR SUPERHEROES and THE WICKER STREET WAR. A former James A. Michener Fellow in Screenwriting, Susan is a co-founder of Twenty-Two Twenty-Two Media and serves as the head of undergraduate dramatic writing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University. Susan recently won the Sundance Co//ab ‘Pitch Perfect’ contest with her screenplay BABYDOLL.

Leslie Cidale



Leslie Cidale is a co-founder and producer at Twenty-Two Twenty-Two Media. Their most recent comedy short, SLEEPOVER, was an Official Selection of Women Texas Film Festival and Austin Comedy Short Film Festival. They are currently in pre-production for a feature film, BABYDOLL. Leslie has a degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University, is a licensed Realtor, and former co-owner of Pano, an interior design showroom in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Stuart Hargrove


Stuart Hargrove is a filmmaker, videographer, producer, and all around visual creative based in Austin, Texas.


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