Daniel Kaplan has over 25 years’ experience in the commercials production industry. While studying, he freelanced as a PA at various production houses. Eventually being snapped up as a production manager by the legendary Velocity Films. He was thrown into the deep end of non stop productions for several award winning directors. The call of adventure pulled Daniel to New York for an extended period and London thereafter, where he moved up the production ranks, and eventually started producing.
After 3 years in London he returned to Cape Town for a manic season of service work on several large productions followed by a 2 year stint in Australia where he produced for several well known directors including Les Sharpe. After 7 years away from home he was lured back by an offer to help run an exciting stable of several young directors who were storming the SA market.
He then met a director who would become his long time collaborator, Hylton Tannenbaum, together they formed Bioscope Films in 2005. They have built Bioscope Films into becoming one of the most well respected & award winning production companies in the country, with an exciting roster of diverse directors, who shoot for ad agencies all over the world.
With a strong established reputation as an industry leader Daniel has spent several years on the EXCO of The Commercial Producers Association of South Africa.
Awards won over the years include: 3 Ciclope Africa craft awards – 2 Silver Cannes Lions – 1 Silver Clio – 4 One Show Merits – 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze and 2 Crafts at The Loerie Awards – 5 Golds & Grand Prix at the Assegai Awards and 2 Golds & Grand Prix at the Amasa Awards.