Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dolphin Boy will inspire kids to read and promote QTE - Quality Time Experiences!

Kids need to read and Dolphin Boy will help promote childhood literacy. Dolphin Boy will also create QTE - a quality time experience between children and their families.

'Dolphin Boy' will feature pop-up illustrations, pages to color and access to a downloadable soundtrack. The book will be accompanied by an interactive website where visitors can share stories (multimedia) about friendships - imaginary and real - and connect with others (socially) who have engaging, motivating and inspiring  stories to tell and share. The story of Dolphin Boy will also be re-created as an animated web based series and feature film.
Phase One: The first round of funding will be used to create the book, launch the website, and record the soundtrack/theme song.  ($150000 - expected delivery date Jan 2016) 
Phase Two: second round of funding will be used to expand the website, complete the soundtrack and start work on the animated web series. ($250000 - expected delivery Jan 2017) 
Phase Three: The third round of funding will be used to complete the animated series.  ($350000 - expected delivery date Sept 2017) 
The biggest risk we face - after Funding Phase One and completing the book - is not having enough funding for Phase Two and Three. 
The Story of Dolphin Boy
Caleb is a ten-year old boy who has the ability to communicate with dolphins. Although he tries to convince others of his unique and often magical ability, no one believes him – except for his best friend and neighbor Sara and her father Sam, who is a Marine Biologist and a Professor at the local University.
Caleb has been diagnosed with a life ending disease and although he has days when he feels he can do anything, he is digressing very quickly. The doctor’s agree that he has very little time left and they recommend that he spend his time out of the hospital and at home with his family. They offer the family very little in the way of comfort but do try to prepare them for the inevitable. They are told Caleb will die within the next few weeks.
Every afternoon, Caleb, Sara and Sam visit the beach and swim in the ocean. Sam is amazed to see the number of dolphins who appear and he begins to notice that their numbers are increasing each day. When Caleb enters the ocean, dolphins instantly surround him. And with every swim in the ocean, with every touch of a dolphin, Caleb gains some of his strength back. But the improvements in Caleb’s condition are only temporary, remaining for less than a few hours after swimming in the ocean.
One morning, Caleb calls his parents into his room. He calls for Sara and Sam too. He tells everyone that he is OK and that he is ready to die. He assures everyone that he is not in pain, but that he must go now. He explains that he wants to go out on the family boat.
Caleb, his parents, Sara and Sam are in the family boat holding Caleb, who is going in and out of consciousness. He whispers to his mother and father that they need to place him in the ocean. He wants to feel the coolness of the sea. They reluctantly agree. They jump overboard and Sam and Sara gently hand Caleb to them. As they do, dolphins appear, swimming right up to the family.
One of the dolphins places his head in Caleb's outstretched hands. Caleb strokes the dolphin and the dolphin responds to Caleb’s touch and sounds. Caleb looks up to his mom and asks her to let him go. She doesn’t know what he means. Caleb tells her that she needs to let him go with the dolphins. She becomes hysterical and as she and her husband loosen their grip on their son, a miracle begins to occur.

Caleb grows stronger and a bright light shines through his eyes and his smile provides a sense of warmth and calmness for everyone. He takes one last look at his parents, Sam and Sarah and says goodbye. Caleb is slowly transformed into a dolphin and jumps high in the air as if to celebrate life. He is alive and he is home. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Friday, August 8, 2014

"Those who tell stories shape society" Plato

Dennis Gelbaum is an international award winning Creative Director, Producer, Director, Writer, Author and Inventor and is available for freelance writing and multimedia production assignments.

“It's a pleasure to brainstorm with Dennis, who understands the power of copy. He's a creative powerhouse. Just test him out. For example, tell him about a project you're working on and he'll return with multiple (and brilliant) solutions. And being a self-described copy-butcher, I admire his ability to use words so clearly and powerfully.”
Linda Gottfried, Chief Creative Officer, Color, Light & Shadow ”

Dennis is the author of the novel, ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’, a character driven, mystery-thriller with more twists and turns than a double helix and 'Something About Going Home', a book of original poetry with illustrations by Christina Qualiana – and is featured in 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading, by Danielle Hampson & Don McCauley. Dennis invented the Buddy Light Illuminated Safety Leash, one of the best selling pet products ever featured at The Sharper Image. And Dennis received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from American University and established the NAVARAC annual contribution providing students funds, services and resources to help them complete film/video/multi-media projects. “If you don’t pay it forward, what’s the point?”

Dennis has worked with clients all over the world, collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to conceive and execute brand funded content and interactive branding experiences for two to hundreds of thousands of participants. Dennis has created, written, directed and/or produced hundreds of TV (received the Cannes Lion for a series of commercials for BBDO/Black & Decker) and radio commercials, print ads, billboards, promos, trailers, music videos, live multimedia interactive events (concerts, tours, festivals, meetings, product introductions, in-store promotions and museum exhibits), corporate awareness and fundraising films/videos and hours of long & short form programming and content for theatrical release, broadcast, web and mobile. “I’ve often been described as being an innovator, out of the box thinker, superior leader and manager. (LOL) I am all those things as well as being fearless when it comes to creating, presenting, selling, planning and executing. I re-imagined the box and now there isn’t one!”

“Dennis is a creative and business strategist who gets things done! I brought Tha Heights (the Latino Boys Group out of Washington Heights, NY) to Dennis and almost immediately, he put them together with Bazooka Bubble Gum and their advertising agency and created a multimedia campaign to feature the guys in five TV commercials, a music video and exclusive web content. Dennis directed the five TV spots and co-directed the music video - which has more than 3.5 million views to date! Dennis just sees things differently than most - and when he says he will do something - he does it and the results are always fantastic!”  Patricia Taylor, CEO, Offbeat Entertainment

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

At ramp it up entertainment we are always looking for innovative and spectacular ways to help our clients strengthen their brands and connect with consumers and fans. 

Any Sport, Any Venue, Any Time ™
I would like to introduce you to Sportrons, the largest digital out of home sports network in America and the concept of "Implied Sponsorships". Implied Sponsorship is the ability to associate a brand to a sports team, event or venue at a fraction of the cost of a regular sponsorship. Implied Sponsorships offer advertisers a cost effective way to reach avid sports fans across the US with digital engagement programs. The Sportrons Network covers professional sports, minor league sports, college sports, motorsports, and golf. 

ramp it up entertainment and Sportrons can deliver a 360° approach to reach fans with greater on-site activation! Give your brand, "The Implied Sponsorship Effect."

For more information about Sportrons, please contact Dan Kost at or call Dan at 312-436-0500 Ext. 1 and 

To discuss your next multimedia or interactive event project, please email me at or call me at 201-887-6012.

I look forward to learning more about your goals, challenges and upcoming projects and exploring the many ways we can help you GET YOUR BRAND IN THE GAME AND EVENT BETTER! 

ramp it up entertainment is a full service creative boutique and brand experience agency and multimedia production company. We provide creative advertising, marketing and promotion strategies, sponsorship activation, event design, planning, production and management, live remote and studio film/video and audio production and post production. We offer our clients access to multimedia production resources and services in more than 100 countries through our company, Production Concierge Services and international travel through our partner, Frenchway Travel.
Production Concierge Services

ramp it up entertainment specializes in turnkey event production and management. From concept through execution, we supervise event design and production, live remote and studio film/video and audio production and post production. We create and produce extraordinary ideas fueled by data, creativity and technology. We can help you EVENT BETTER!  

ramp it up entertainment is a full service creative boutique and brand experience agency and multimedia production company. We provide creative advertising, marketing and promotion strategies, sponsorship activation, event planning, production and management and multimedia production resources and services in more than 100 countries through our company, Production Concierge Services and international travel through our partner Frenchway Travel.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Robert Graham Welcomes Gold Rush Rally to NYC!

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Dennis Gelbaum | Executive Creative Director - ramp it up entertainment - worked closely with Neal Kusnetz, President - Robert Graham ( to help define and refine the creative and business strategy for their sponsorship activation and event production for the NYC arrival and Grand Finale of the Gold Rush Rally (  – a cross country, premiere automotive lifestyle rally – featuring more than one hundred of the world’s most exotic automobiles. Thousands of people enjoyed the parade of vehicles through the West Village and by the Robert Graham retail store at 380 Bleecker Street, between Perry and Charles Streets. Hundreds of VIP’s were served food provided by California Pizza Kitchen. A % of the proceeds from the event were donated to the Taylor Lynn Foundation - a charity centered around enriching children’s lives. (