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Published on November 10th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Josh Brener On The New Film “The Rumperbutts,” Working With Brother Marc, Mates Of State, Future Projects, Writing & More

Writer/director Marc Brener’s hilarious new comedy The Rumperbutts is scheduled to hit digital outlets on November 19, 2021 via Global Digital Releasing. Per the premise of the film, a married couple and indie-band duo — who never reached the success that they had always hoped — decides to stop pursuing their dream when a financial opportunity arises for them to perform on a new children’s program called The Rumperbutts. In spite of all the money and newfound success, the two of them are miserable and have spilt up. However, without giving away too much of the film’s storyline, on one magical evening, a mysterious stranger comes into their lives and gives them a second chance.

In the words of writer/director Marc Brener: “It is a challenge to rely on anyone in this world. A big believer that if you say you are going to do something, then do it. At the same time, this story shares what it is like to pursue a creative endeavor and usually not have much money to go with that versus taking a soul sucking job with a regular pay check. At the end of the day, do what you say you are going to do in this world, and if you can find a balance between being creative and getting paid, then you are a success.” The excellent cast of The Rumperbutts includes Blue Bloods star Vanessa Ray, Josh Brener from Silicon Valley, Tony Award nominee Arian Moayed and real-life couple and bandmates Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel; Gardner and Hammel may be better known as the band Mates Of State.

On November 10, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Josh Brener via Zoom, as embedded below. Beyond The Rumperbutts, we spoke about what it was like to work professional with brother Marc, his educational background, and future projects. More on the Brener brothers, their upcoming projects and The Rumperbutts can be found by clicking here, here, here and here.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."


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