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August 3, 2017
Mockingbird, a sci-fi thriller script, has been selected as one of Screencraft's semi-finalists for their production grant. The script, written by Dena Hysell, story by Bianca Appice & Dena Hysell, was generated from the ideas of the combining the elements of alien & human life forms that scare us the most into one creature.
March 8, 2017
Gravitas has announced the official release of director Dena Hysell's film, Ascent to Hell. Bloody Disgusting published the trailer and first exclusive clip from this supernatural Thriller! Ascent to Hell is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and all digital platforms on March 14, 2017
Feb 3, 2017
Terror Films has officially locked the release date for The Tribe! It released on all VOD platforms on Feb 10, 2017. Dread Central has all the info and a clip from the film.
Oct 15, 2016
Savannah Film Festival is giving The Tribe its domestic premiere in the After Dark slate on Thurs, Oct. 27 @ 9pm. Producers Dena Hysell & Brandon Tansley, Director Roxy Shih, and Actors Michael Nardelli & Anne Winters will all attend the premiere and do a Q&A after the film.
Sept 26, 2016
The Bend - a Kevin Nash, Tom Sizemore and Henriett Novak film just hired writers Dena Hysell & Isak Borg to write the script based on a story by Mike Ward and Scott Olmstead. A twisting thriller, The Bend is scheduled to be shot February 2017.
Sept 15, 2016
7-10 Splat, directed by Dena Hysell & Isak Borg, was chosen to be part of the Universal Halloween Horror Nights Terror Tram. Blended with other terrifying pieces, the Terror Tram is an immersive fright experience, utilizing a multi-media approach to keeping visitors terrified.
August 2, 2016
Eli Roth and Crypt TV called the next piece we made for them "really f**kin weird" We don't disagree, and advise you to avoid Russian birthday parties. See why....
July 27, 2016
Our first piece for Crypt TV went live today! Mirror tells the story of a hunted man who realizes there may be a very good reason people are coming after him....all in 40 seconds. Watch it here.
July 20, 2016
Dena Hysell & Isak Borg's disturbing sci-fi piece Fade Away became a semi-finalist in the Dark Web series competition. We can't wait to see how this creepy technology based series turns out!
July 18, 2016
Eli Roth & Jack Davis' Crypt TV acquired 4 pieces from writers Marc Brenner & Dena Hysell. Dena Hysell & Isak Borg will be directing for premiere on Crypt TV in late July. Make sure you're following this fantastic platform for original genre content!
July 11, 2016
Art Davie finally told the press about the current project Dena Hysell is writing. She was commissioned to do the rewrite on the book adaptation of Is This Legal?: The Inside Story of The First UFC from the Man Who Created It. Produced by Legacy Entertainment, Art Davie and Sean Wheelock.
June 25, 2016
The Royal Film Commission of Jordan invited Dena Hysell to be a Creative Consultant for the Rawi Writer's Lab. The most prestigious writing program in the Middle East, Rawi supports important voices in Middle Eastern Cinema.
May 16, 2016
Horror Society released the official international poster for Ascent to Hell today as it was introduced into the Cannes marketplace by APL Films and 79th & Broadway.
May 6, 2016
Dread Central released the official trailer and poster for The Tribe today, as Empress Road takes the picture to Cannes. Check it out!
April 26, 2016
Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes names Ablution as an Official Selection. This powerful story of a conservative Muslim woman and her struggle to reconcile her sexuality and spirituality in 1980s Tehran continues to dominate the festival circuit.
April 8, 2016
Bloody Disgusting gives Strange Septembers 4 out of 5 skulls! Read the review here!
February 28, 2016
The trailer and pre-order for the alien abduction documentary Strange Septembers just went live! The film is on VOD starting on April 1, 2016, but you can watch the trailer and pre-order now! Narrated by Peter Weller, and featuring interviews with James Earle Jones and Estelle Parsons, as well as luminaries from the academic research communities, this documentary investigates 2 of the highest profile alien abduction cases in history!
April 6, 2015
The first trailer and pre-order for The Rumperbutts just went live! The film is in theaters and on VOD May 22, but you can watch the trailer and pre-order your copy now!
March 2, 2015
We have just achieved picture lock on All is Vanity! The film now heads off to VFX, sound and color.
February 18, 2015
Mance Media has just acquired worldwide rights to The Rumperbutts. Rumperbutts will release theatrically on May 22, 2015 with a day and date release onto all digital platforms. We are thrilled to have Mance as our distribution partner!
December 5, 2015
Rumpus Room Productions will be presenting, and Dena Hysell will be producing Adrian Cruz' feature directorial debut "Eat Me". Bloody Disgusting broke the story. Film will begin lensing in mid-December in Los Angeles. Adrian is the co-creator of SyFy's Ascension. Starring Jacqueline Wright and Brad Peters, Eat Me is the film adaptation of the acclaimed play by Ms. Wright that garnered 6 LA Weekly nominations and was performed on both coasts.
November 24, 2014
All is Vanity wrapped production, and is headed into post. Director Roxy Shih created stunning images, and drew amazing performances out of her actors.
August 10, 2014
Rumpus Room has locked shooting dates for their next feature All is Vanity, directed by Roxy Shih. The cast includes Jessica Rothe, Anne Winters, and Michael Nardelli. Shooting will begin November, 2014 in the Southern California area.
August 8, 2014
Bloody Disgusting has just released the first still from The App. We are in editing on the film, and look forward to releasing more sneak peaks as we go along.
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.