Shady Oaks Takedown

Short Film | Comedy
Year: 2017
Runtime: 6 Mins
Director: Rookie Morgan
Writer: Neal Shusterman

Shady Oaks Takedown was produced for the 2017 "48 Hour Film Project LA" and follows seniors in a senior home learning Krav Maga and fighting each other.

It stars Pat McNeely and Thresa Richardson, and features a notable appearance from Peggy Glenn AKA GrannyPotty Mouth. The film is written by national award-winning author Neal Shusterman. The short film was conceived, produced and edited within the 48-hour time period. The film was well-received and screened at both the 48 Hour's Audience Choice and 'Best Of'. It has since gone on to screen at four additional festivals, winning "Best Comedy" at the Festigious International Film Festival. 



Short Film






Awards & Nominations

Best Choreography (Stunts) - 48 Hour Film Project LA - NOMINATED

Audience Choice Award - 48 Hour Film Project LA - 2ND PLACE GROUP G

'Best Comedy' - Festigious International Film Festival - WON

Best Comedy Scene - AOF MEGAFest 2018 - NOMINATED

Show Low Film Festival - Best Short - NOMINATED

Show Low Film Festival - Best Screenplay - NOMINATED

Show Low Film Festival - Best Production Design - NOMINATED

Show Low Film Festival - Best Ensemble - WON


Film Festivals

48 Hour Film Project LA - October 2017

Festigious International Film Festival - March 2018

Artemis Women In Action Film Festival - April 2018

Silicon Beach Film Festival - April 2018

Action On Film Festival - August 2018

Show Low Film Festival - October 2018