dan kelpinger, artist


In 1983 Dan became a subject in the documentary "Beginning with Bang," a film about how six children, from different backgrounds and with disabilities, would be educated. He was later the main subject and writer of The 2000 Oscar winning documentary "King Gimp." Both films were produced by Susan Hadary and William Whiteford through Video Press, University of Maryland. They are currently distributed to schools and professional training programs as educational material. "King Gimp" is also a featured show on HBO, winner of the Peabody Award and a national Emmy nominee. In 2001 Dan was featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Cingular Wireless to promote self-expression. The commercial was ranked number one in a USA Today survey. For information on the Whiteford-Hadary Academy Award winning documentary, King Gimp, now available on video cassette, please contact: National Films for the Humanities and Sciences 800.257.5126