David Kaplan - Associate ProducerFilm Producer and President of Kodiak Resource Development, Kodiak , Alaska
David Kaplan is a fishery biologist and documentary filmmaker. He established Kodiak Resource Development in 2002, a film production company that produces documentary and wildlife films and provides biological consulting for Alaskan wildlife and fisheries. He also is the Founder and President of Kodiak FilmWorks, a member organization of the Kodiak Arts Council that promotes filmmaking, film festivals and multi-media projects.
Before David became a Film Producer, he was a Research Assistant for the USDA, Forest Service, Research Biologist for Alaska Dept of Fish & Game, Fish Culturist for Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, and the Executive Director for the Baranov Museum and Kodiak Historical Society.
David and his colleagues have produced a number of successful documentary films that address the importance of wildlife issues, sustainable fisheries, and Alaskan perspectives. David is a frequent and popular speaker at conferences and film festivals. He is currently working on several film projects with International Film Producer, Stefan Quinth from Sweden and Academy Award Nominee and 3-Time Emmy Award winning Cinematographer, Bill Bacon.
David earned his bachelor degree in biological sciences from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has continued to serve the State of Alaska in multiple biological research and management projects.
He is also a husband to (Marita) and the father of two children (Hannah and Max). David, Marita and their children live on Kodiak Island , Alaska . David was born in Miami , Florida and came to Alaska in 1986.
David has been working together with Camera Q since 2002 and has been associate producer on several of our Alaskan films.