Winner of an OSCAR® for short documentary, King Gimp, directed and produced by Susan Hannah Hadary and William A. Whiteford, follows the life of Dan Keplinger from age 13 until his graduation from college. This award winning film documents his journey entering the mainstream as well as his birth as an artist. Challenging society to disregard his cerebral palsy, he’s greeted with a standing ovation as he accepts his diploma.
In 2000, King Gimp won the prestigous Oscar Award® for best short documentary from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. At the Oscar Awards event, Dan Keplinger was so excited he lept from his wheelchair. “Most people thought I was having a seizure, but I was only jumping for joy,” Dan later explained to reporters.
King Gimp has been broadcast on HBO and has received many high profile awards and recognitions including a Peabody Award, National EMMY Nomination and The New York Festivals Media Disability Awareness Award.