David Kaplan is the writer/director of the feature film Year of the Fish, (www.yearofthefish.com) had its world premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters by Gigantic Releasing this Labor Day weekend.
Year of the Fish won Audience Awards at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the Asheville Film Festival, and “Best Film” at the Avignon Film Festival and Asheville Film Festival. It also received a Special Jury Mention for actor Ken Leung at the 2007 San Francisco Asian American Film Festival.
Mr. Kaplan has made several short films, including LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD starring Christina Ricci and Quentin Crisp, which premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, was shown in theaters and on television throughout the world, received many international awards, and has been taught as part of the curriculum at Harvard, Oxford, and Columbia Universities, to name just a few. His other award-winning short films include LITTLE SUCK-A-THUMB, THE FROG KING (Sundance Film Festival premiere), and the computer-animated LOVEDEATH, commissioned for Lincoln Center’s 2003 New York Video Festival. Kaplan was a fellow at the Sundance Institute’s 1995 and 2000 Feature Film Programs of labs for emerging independent screenwriters and directors. He has a BA in English from Carleton College and an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Film School. Today’s Special is his second feature film.