Shady Pines

If you’ve ever watched The Golden Girls, you’re likely familiar with the term “Shady Pines”. Based on that concept, Shady Pines is a hilarious award winning TV Pilot shot in conjunction with the NYU Tisch Film School. The television pilot shoot involved more than 100 cast and crew members and was as fun to make as it is to watch. Keep sharing!

Comedic TV Pilot


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Longline: Kayla Rivers, an upbeat employee at the Department of Health, is assigned to do an inspection of Shady Pines nursing home. But, a status report that was supposed to be a breeze quickly turns south as Kayla discovers the mad house that Shady Pines actually is. 

Official Selection:
- Hollyshorts Film Festival
- Hoboken International Film Festival
- New Hope Film Festival 

- Audience Choice Award for Best TV Pilot at New Hope Film Festival

Created and written by Riley Wurtz
Directed by Daniel Sorochkin

Main Cast: 
Patti Amoroso as Kayla
Matthew Porter as Mr. Shawn
Robert Hickey as Alvin

Full Pilot Episode