Help a friend in need

June 11, 2008

Sorry all for my absence. I’ve been a promoting machine for this little documentary. And while I’ve been slow to respond to emails, one email in particular grabbed my attention. My good friend Evi Gruber – the sweet souvenir lady from Oberpfaffelbachen has opened a CafePress store to sell all of her leftover merchandise from Rampenfest. Long story short – Rampenfest has bankrupted her. She’s asked me to pass along the link to her store –

So, if you’ve been dying to get your hands on a Rampenfest T-shirt, beer stein, hat, etc, your prayers have been answered.

Post again shortly ladies and gents.


There’s no place like Oberpfaffelbachen

April 30, 2008

Thanks to Platypus3:16 for sending me this beautiful picture of the Ramp. It takes me back to a simpler time – and by simpler I mean confusing and awkward. But I can’t lie, I miss that little village. If anyone else pictures of the Ramp, please send my way. Share them with me on Flickr or emailjeff [dot] schultz [dot] usa at gmail [dot] com. 

A Message from Franz Brendl

April 21, 2008

Well, it didn’t take long for our good friend Franz Brendl to discover Facebook. Apparently they just got wifi in Oberpfaffelbachen. He’s asked me to pass along a few items to his “fans” as he calls them, and who am I to deny the Franz.

Hello Jeff, I see your movie of my Ramp has brought you success beyond your imagination. My congratulations to you my friend. I would have done some things differently, but I still find entertaining. 

As you are seeing, I’ve joined the Facebook. I feel it is a great way to tell the world of my amazing Event Marketing ideas. Would you tell my fans to join the Franz Brendl Facebook page? I am not doubting that I reach a million of friends very quickly. Probably billions. Take care now Jeff. I am hoping to speak with you more in the future, right now I am very busy with my business. 

Franz Brendl, Brendl Events

Think Big®

Franz Brendl’s Facebook profile

A little Q&A with yours truly

April 12, 2008

I’m fairly certain that the recent slide in Google’s stock price can be attributed to the explosion of my gmail account. This week alone, i’ve received hundreds of emails and questions about my documentary. I figured I would use my blog this week to answer some. Please continue to send questions via email, blog or Facebook and I’ll do my best to answer. So, let’s get started with the questions on everyone’s mind. “What is up with the teeth?”

Well, long story shot, I don’t know. I will say that during my time in Oberpfaffelbachen, I met many amazing people. But not one of them was a dentist.

But apparently help is on the way. One fan emailed me and said that he finishes dental school in May and he intends to move there “and soon he will be wich!”

Very nice.

Keep the questions coming. I’ll answer more in the coming days. I’ve been busy promoting the documentary and so far the response has been amazing. If you have any ideas or want to help promote, I would be most appreciative. Just drop me an email (jeff.schultz.usa (at) gmail dot com) or hit me up on Facebook. More to come.

Drowning in a Sea of Awesomeness

April 11, 2008

Thank you everyone for your amazing support and responses to the documentary. I just saw that The Ramp Facebook page is near 350 Fans! I’ve never been so popular in my life. If you haven’t joined, please check it out. I’ve been busy with the movie launch and promise to post more shortly. 

A Time to Give Thanks

April 7, 2008

Wanted to give a quick thanks to Ben Wojdyla at Jalopnik for his count them, not 1, not 2, but 3 articles about The Ramp. His investigative work at the beginning would make Woodward and Bernstein proud.

But seriously, thanks for the support of this little prowject (hopefully you catch that reference). Very cool and I’m grateful for the attention. You’ve earned a spot at my Oscar Party. Stay tuned for more. Lots going on, just doing my best to keep up.

Get Your Popcorn

April 4, 2008 The moment you’ve all been waiting for (or maybe just me). Viva Rampenfest!


April 4, 2008

This post is not a homage to the TV show, it’s actually the number of hours until my documentary will be posted on

For those of you just tunning in, last November I went to Oberpfaffelbachen, Bavaria to film a documentary about this tiny village and their giant ramp. Since I returned in December, I’ve been editing and gearing up for the movie release. Well, that day has finally arrived.

The documentary is titled “The Ramp” and it currently runs just under 35 minutes. With the assistance of an enlisted geek friend of mine, in addition to watching it straight from, you will be able to download a quicktime to your desktop, iPod or iPhone. That’s right, I’m bigtime. I’m going to sleep now.

Tomorrow is a big day. But before I go, remember this name: Franz Brendl.

The Final Countdown

April 2, 2008

The documentary is finished. I shall repeat because I don’t believe it myself – The documentary is finished. The full length feature will be posted on April 4th on are so many people I would like to thank and over the course of the next week, I will. But right off the bat, thanks to TalkDemonic, Ola Podrida, and Black Before Red for offering up your music for the documentary and trailer. It’s amazing and wouldn’t be what it is without your music. Please visit their MySpace pages and give them much love.More details to come. Thanks for your comments, emails, and encouragement. I hope you like it.  

The Ramp Trailer

March 19, 2008

Ladies and Gentleman, I have news. First, the trailer for my documentary “The Ramp” is finished. Huge thanks to Black Before Red for providing the music. And a huge thanks to all the bands that sent me music for consideration. The song is amazing and the trailer can be viewed on YouTube and at the Rampenfest website. That’s right. I’ve created a Rampenfest site where you can check out the trailer, the movie poster I created, and soon… the full length documentary. One last bit of news – I know, I’ve been a busy man. Please join “The Ramp” Facebook Page I’ve created. I’m shallow and want lots of friends.That is all for now. More news to come.