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The Roommates

Logline: 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.

Starring: Barry Bostwick (Golden Globe Winner), Bruce Davison (Oscar Nominee), and Martin Kove (Karate Kid, Cobra Kai).

  • Cameron Penn
    Director
    Seventy-Two
  • Cameron Penn
    Writer
    Seventy-Two
  • Brendan Mokler
    Producer
  • Cameron Penn
    Producer
    Seventy-Two
  • Barry Bostwick
    Key Cast
    "Henry"
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City, Incredibles 2
  • Bruce Davison
    Key Cast
    "Arthur"
    X-Men, X-Men 2, Willard, Longtime Companion
  • Martin Kove
    Key Cast
    "Jerry"
    Karate Kid I, II, & III, Rambo 2, Cobra Kai, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Johanna Ray
    Casting Director
    Inglorious Basterds, Twin Peaks, Snowpiercer, Mulholland Drive, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
  • Chad Cannon
    Composer
    American Factory, Paper Lanterns, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Hobbit, Godzilla
  • Project Type:
    Television
  • Genres:
    Dark, Comedy
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • HollyShorts Film Festival
    Hollywood
    United States
    November 9, 2020
    Nominee: Best Web Series
  • St. Louis International Film Festival
    St. Louis
    United States
    November 5, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Catalina Film Festival
    Catalina
    United States
    September 18, 2020
    Best Comedy Storyline
  • Oceanside International Film Festival
    Oceanside
    United States
    August 16, 2020
    Emerging Filmmaker Award
  • Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Rhode Island
    United States
    September 8, 2021
    East Coast Premiere
    Official Selection, Roving Eye
  • Northern Virginia Film Festival
    Fairfax
    United States
    April 15, 2021
    Best Comedy
  • Oceanside International Film Festival
    Oceanside, CA
    United States
    August 16, 2020
    Best Supporting Actor Martin Kove
  • Northern Virginia Film Festival
    Fairfax, VA
    United States
    April 15, 2021
    Best Actor Short, Bruce Davison
  • Northern Virginia Film Festival
    Fairfax, VA
    United States
    April 15, 2021
    Best Acting Ensemble
  • Telly Awards

    August 19, 2021
    Bronze Telly
  • Southern California International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    August 18, 2021
    Best Actor, Bruce Davison
  • Southern California International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    August 18, 2021
    Best Comedy
  • Southern Calfornia International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    August 18, 2021
    Best Ensemble
Director Biography - Cameron Penn

Cameron Penn is an English and Spanish speaking Writer, Director, and Producer with a passion for dark comedy and crime drama. 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. Currently Penn is writing/ executive producing Sinaloa’s First Lady for Paramount Plus alongside Frida Torresblanco and John Leguizamo. He is also in development on his first documentary in collaboration with Oscar nominated producer Lee Magiday.

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 Nicolas Cage.

At 21, Penn wrote and directed an indie pilot entitled ‘The Roommates,’ which stars Golden Globe Winner Barry Bostwick, Oscar Nominee Bruce Davison, and Martin Kove from Karate Kid and Cobra Kai. 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, and in 2019 Penn graduated magna cum laude from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Most recently, Penn finished working on season 4 of the hit Freeform/ Hulu series, Good Trouble.

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