Simba Production

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Albert Dabah

Founded in 1979 by Albert Dabah, Simba Productions is an award-winning corporate video production company located in Manhattan. We believe in the power of visual media to communicate, promote, and inspire. In the modern world of viral content and short attention spans, we understand how video has evolved and changed. Creating content in this age requires creativity and adaptability, both of which we value strongly. We hold our work to the highest of professional standards, and our production team has a talent for every part of the process. From storyboarding to color correction, we believe in seeing a project through from the very beginning until the very end. Our 42 years of experience will be with you every single step of the way.

On the set of our feature film, EXTRA INNINGS, that we have produced, directed, and written.

Mark Ehrenkranz – For 22 years, Mark has been producing The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), one of the leading US word-of-mouth and marketing screening companies which he created. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for  Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC’s Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR  Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers. 

Mark has invested 35 years of life in the movie business. He has done everything besides be an agent or work for a studio. His experience includes producers’ rep; film financial and marketing consultant; festival panels; screening host; teacher; and all facets of theatrical and home entertainment distribution. His specialties include feature film sales and monetization at all stages of development. Ehrenkranz also consults on film strategies, including legal and planning during and prior to funding process.

He has recently been a consultant and contractor for Specticast, Inc. There he was involved with strategic planning and execution of Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers. Mark helped to market and release Stage Russia for the company and manages the project’s producer. He brought Wayne’s World’s 25th Anniversary to Specticast for 800 theaters. He produced the value- added content for   WW25 with Peter Travers, Mike Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe,  Dana Carvey and Director Penelope Spheeris. His most recent project there included sales, marketing, and booking of Specticast’s licensed John Carpenter’s Halloween series.

For 23 years, Ehrenkranz had also been award-winning, national, key account marketing and sales executive for Ingram Entertainment, the nation’s largest home media distributor. Mark also created and ran VideoLine® 1-800 VIDEO-411® as a home alternative to MovieFone®.

 

He is the head writer on a new Rock-Doc Series Inside the Devil’s Playhouse, The Last 100 Days of Historic Webster Hall, Untitled Mathew Modine Sea World Project and Dog Gone Happy. His Edison Papers project was invited to the prestigious Sundance writer’s lab and he is executive producing the TV doc series Addiction Warriors in association with producer Mark Bakshi and Radical Media. He is also producing Turbulent Souls a full-length feature film based on the memoirs of Stephen J.  Dubner (co-author of Freakonomics).

 

He was the business manager who built 21 Caven Point Studios in Jersey City, NJ 2019-2021

Mark started out making music videos at 14 at the House of Music in West Orange, NJ with Kool and The Gang. More continued with The Romantics, Nikki and The Corvettes, and The Infidels in Michigan. Once in Los Angeles Mark directed music videos with  Black Flag, The Suburban Lawns, and Fear. He had his first music video on MTV at 16.

His credits include Michael Nesmith’s Prime Time NBC Series; Television Parts. Also, USA’s Nightflight, Radio 1990, Lifestyles of   The Rich and Famous; Entertainment Tonight; CBS’s America; To Hear – A PBS Special Presentation Hosted by Joel Grey. Assistant to Harvey Miller on Private Benjamin, Protocol, Bad Medicine. Music Coordinator for Fire and Ice, A Ralph Bakshi/Frank  Frazetta Production and Twentieth Century Fox. Assistant to Jerry Belson on Fun with Dick and Jane, Surrender, Always. Mark has written and produced Really Cool Jobs™, Save The Child, Know Your Logic, and Return of The Squeegee Men.

Client Reviews

Dibico Construction

RYAN GALLANCE

Fantastic experience working with Simba. The first thing that stood out to me about Simba was the educational aspect of their value proposition. In our first call they helpeg to guide me, which was espécially helpful given my in experience creating videos. The camera crew was extremely professional, and clearly experienced. They did a fantastic job guiding us all on the day. Post production was also easy. They made the requested edits in a timely fashion and delivered a great final product.

Marketplace Development

KATHY VIOLA

Simba Productions was
recommended for their depth of creative staff and great results, With a very tight turn around, they  worked tirelessly to create a cutting edge teaser video for our current airport retail redevelopment projects: The video was just what we wanted and more! Can't say enough about how easy Simba made this process.

The Survivor Mitzvah Project

ZANE BUZBY

Albert Dabah is a man of integrity, one who is extremely dedicated to each project he undertakes, and a person who is passionate about his work and his commitment. It was a pleasure working with Simba, and we continue to have a professional and friendly relationship. He is also a man of exceptional character with a strong work ethic, and an ability to get the job done with great grace and kindness.

Bonnies Youth Club

JERRY KATZKE

Simba Productions put our documentary together by weaving interviews with action videos to try to tell the 66 year old story of the Bonnies Baseball Youth Club. It all seemed to come together very easily because of Al’s passion and feel for baseball and the video production skills of his staff. They were very easy to work with and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we produced the best documentary possible. The documentary has been well received by everyone who has seen it.

Saint George Academy

ANDREW STASIW

I have known Albert for over 25 years and have watched him create amazing work for many companies ranging from Paramount Pictures to Ziff Davis Publishing. Albert and his team work tirelessly, well beyond the scope of the initial budget to insure a superb program for his client. Simba Productions tells compelling stories for both corporate clients as well as creative release projects. Albert knows the game like a former major leaguer with the cinematic eye of a Martin Scorsese!

The JLC Group

JAY BERKMAN

The entire Simba crew conducted themselves in a courteous, highly-professional manner and successfully established a strong rapport with the client’s staff. The projects were performed with the highest degree of professionalism, exactitude, and precision. Albert has repeatedly demonstrated command and control of client profile and best practices with regard to leveraging video production to showcase clients in the most professional manner.

Think Logical

ROBERT A. VENTRESCA

The videos produced by Simba Productions for Thinklogical have been outstanding awareness-generating and branding tools that have helped us generate newcustomer interest, while at the same time instilling pride and the excitement in our employee base.

ATCS

KWONG T. HUI

Albert’s commitments to excellence and client service permeated every member of his team at Simba, and their no-nonsense professionalism and innovative work well exceeded the expectations of my entire project taskforce and stakeholders. Throughout the entire process, Albert and his team often ran the extra miles to help us and our products be better. They took care to help us pinpoint our needs and conceptualize ways that can best inform and inspire our audience.