David Kaplan (filmmaker)

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David Kaplan is the writer/director of several films based on fairy tales and folklore, including the feature film Year of the Fish (2008), which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically in 2008.

Kaplan has made several short films, including Little Red Riding Hood (1997) starring Christina Ricci and Quentin Crisp. His other short films include Little Suck-a-Thumb, The Frog King (1995 Sundance Film Festival), and LoveDeath, commissioned for Lincoln Center’s 2003 New York Video Festival.

His second feature film is Today's Special (2009), a comedy set in an Indian restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens, starring Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show), Madhur Jaffrey (Shakespeare-Wallah) and legendary Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah (Monsoon Wedding).


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