David Kaplan at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
David talks about marketing and distributing independent films. David's new compilation DVD starring Christina Ricci includes his Sundance short Little Red Riding Hood.
Published May 18, 2009
In David Kaplan’s underground cult classic, Christina Ricci plays the not-so-innocent LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD in an exciting and twisted take on the children’s story. Narrated by Quentin Crisp, the film is both provocative and eerie, combining childhood fiction with mature fantasy to create a story that will be sure to leave a lasting impression on its audiences. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD is part of the collection of short films available on DVD from Malaprop Productions on June 16, 2009. Other stories included in the collection are Kaplan’s rare award-winning films LITTLE SUCK-A-THUMB and THE FROG KING. Bonus features include audio commentaries by David Kaplan and folklore scholar Jack Zipes.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to screen in over fifty international film festivals where it received several awards including the Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival and the Prix Panavision for Best U.S. Short Film at the Avignon Film Festival. After a successful theatrical run in cities across the country, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD was televised on The Sundance Channel as well as in Sweden, Spain, Brazil, Australia, and the U.K. The film is currently being used as an educational device in universities worldwide.
Christina Ricci in Little Red Riding Hood
David Kaplan, Writer/Director