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Two senior citizens living in a retirement home plot to kill their obnoxious roommate, in a scheme to land a free cruise to the Bahamas.

Cameron Penn
Cameron Penn is a Writer, Director, and Producer. His work has screened at several Oscar Qualifying Film Festivals, including Tribeca, HollyShorts, the Austin Film Festival, the Rhode Island Film Festival, and the St. Louis International Film Festival. Penn began his first foray into the entertainment world as a magician, and quickly transitioned to theatre where he performed in and directed various plays and scenes at regional theatre competitions. In 2014, he was nominated for a National Youth Arts Award and in 2015 he won 1st place at the Drama Teachers' Association of Southern California Shakespeare Festival. Past winners include Sally Field, Richard Dreyfuss, Jason Bateman, and Cuba Gooding Jr. In 2014, Penn completed his first short film A Forgotten Soul. The film got him accepted into New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated magna cum laude. At NYU, Penn completed the short film, Seventy-Two, which received an Award of Excellence from the Catalina Film Festival, won the Audience Award for Best College Film at the Oceanside International Film Festival, and won the Jury Prize for Best Short Screenplay at the Northern Virginia International Film Festival, where it was nominated for four other awards including Best Short Film. Recently, Penn wrote and directed a pilot/short entitled 'The Roommates,' which stars Golden Globe Winner Barry Bostwick, Oscar Nominee Bruce Davison, and Martin Kove from Karate Kid and Cobra Kai. Penn also Co-Produced the short film Molly Robber, an Official Selection at Tribeca and an Audience Award Winner at the Austin Film Festival. While making acclaimed projects, Penn has also worked for various film companies based in Los Angeles, including Legendary Pictures and Allison Shearmur Productions, the latter of which was involved in producing the Star Wars Franchise. In 2017, he graduated from Academy Gold, a mentorship program hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Currently Penn is working on season 4 of the hit Freeform and Hulu series, Good Trouble.

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