Why Rumpus Room? We believe creating media should be fun. We work with people who are at the top of their fields, but who are also nice people. We think that laughter breeds creativity. We love our work, and do everything with passion.
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." Albert Einstein
July 21, 2014
Dena will be serving as a judge for this year's Eye to Heart film festival in
Tunisia, Yemen and Iraq. Selected films hope to inspire other young thinkers to embrace film as a way to explore positive values like humility, entrepreneurship, diligence, future-mindedness.
July 9, 2014
We had a wonderful time shooting in Newburgh, and ended up with a lot of community support from the area. Read the local article here.
May 30, 2014
Rumpus Room is proud to announce our latest project. Shooting in June/July in Newburgh, NY. Read the Variety article here.
February 22, 2014
The Factory was accepted to the Madrid International Film Festival. We are also nominated in four award categories.
Best Lead Actor - Cayleb Long
Best Producers - Sirad Balducci & Dena Hysell
Talented New Director Award - Dena Hysell
January 10, 2014
Happy New Year! We're looking forward to having a productive and creative year working with all of our current partners and forging new relationships.
November 15, 2013
We're rounding out the cast of The Sound of Magic with Kevin Farley, Creed Bratton, and Miles Anderson. Playing a variety of magical characters, they surround our talented teen cast...and may even have some songs of their own.
October 9, 2013
Hollywood Reporter breaking the news in this article about the rest of our cast in Rumperbutts! Vanessa Ray and Arian Moayed have jumped on board, and rounded out the cast.
October 7, 2013
As Rumpus Room continues to expand into the commercial world, Olay Fresh Effects has bought one of their commercial ideas. Rumpus Room is partnering with brands who wish to create clever and outstanding content - either in traditional advertising or integrated content.
August 15, 2013
With the production team now complete, Rumpus Room can finally announce their next feature, The Sound of Magic. Award winning Tisch alums Basil Mironer and Chris Broe are teaming up to co-direct this magical coming-of-age piece. Principal photography is set for Oct. 1 in the Los Angeles area.
July 25, 2013
Rumpus Room was brought on to produce the indie film Rumperbutts, starring Mates of State and directed by Marc Brener. Marc made a creative splash last year with his short "Say it Ain't Solo" starring Malin Ackerman, Jason Alexander, and Christopher Lloyd. Shooting will commence in October after Mates of State finish the east coast tour opening for the Postal Service, and their appearance at Bumbershoot
July 15, 2013
A documentary Rumpus Room founder Dena Hysell co-produced is now available to watch online! Did you love high school? Andrea Wachner hated it, so when her high school reunion came around, she hired someone to go in her place. That someone just happened to be a stripper. Go ahead...see how her classmates reacted.
May 10, 2013
Ain't It Cool News breaks the second set of exclusive photos from The Factory! Go here to see them.
May 10, 2013
French Morning Magazine is premiering the romantic comedy I Am Not An Accent, directed by Rumpus Room's Dena Hysell
April 13, 2013
Bloody Disgusting breaks the first exclusive set of stills from the set of The Factory! We love this site and so happy to be working with them.
March 28, 2013
Dread Central published an article about Rumpus Room's latest feature project, The Factory. We're looking forward to working with this premiere site for the best in scary films as we finish the film.