Writer, Filmmaker, Actor and Musician in Brooklyn, NY. My tastes vary but often get dark and humorous. I am the writer, director and co-producer of the award-winning short It's Time for Tea (2019).
Past production projects include the horror web series Disturbances, (writer/actor/producer) and TV Pilot The Unspeakable Love (writer/actor/producer). I currently have a completed feature screenplay, two live-action and one animated series. Further acting, writing, directing and production credits can be found below. I am seeking opportunities with these screenplays, and look forward to connecting, networking, and working with people here.
I recently wrote this blog piece for Stage 32: https://www.stage32.com/blog/3-Ways-Acting-Has-Helped-Me-Become-a-Better...
It's Time for Tea
Film (short) by Matthew J. Kaplan (Comedy, Fantasy and Short) Writer, Director, Producer After the death of their young daughter, all that remains in Rebecca and Allen’s home is an extensive toy collection and profound grief. Both are attempting to process their loss: Rebecca chooses to repress her pain, while Allen regresses to their child's age in order to replace her. When an unconventional therapist visits with them, he assures Rebecca he can bring her husband back. But first, she must enter into Allen’s land of make-believe.
Grave Secrets: Bottom of the Stairs
Television by Red Marble Media (ID Network) Gregg Schmunck, ME Detectives called to the home of Ken and Kristine Fitzhugh learn that what was once considered an accidental fall is now being investigated as a homicide. They soon find themselves on the hunt for the real scene of Kristine's death... and for her killer.
Moves We Make
Film (short) by Nonstop Show Group/Patrick Coker Detective (As Matt Kaplan) "Moves We Make" is a film based on the short story "Check Mate". Found in the 2010 anthology "The Massacre", written by J.M. Benjamin. Christopher Hill, better known as "Real" is a conflicted street thug who makes a series of decisions in 24 hours, which sets off a chain of catastrophic events in his life. His long time girlfriend, Rolonda wants more out of the relationship but she learns troubling news which implicates her future husband in her cousin's death. Moves We Make written by Jm Benjamin and directed by Patrick Coker, is an examination of trust and betrayal and will keep the viewer on the edge, wondering about each characters next Move.
Film (short) by Slick Devil Entertainment/Scott W. Perry (Horror, Thriller and Short) Daniel (as Matt Kaplan) A date goes horribly, horribly wrong...
Benny & Deb
Film (short) by Matthew J. Kaplan Writer/Director/Producer Benny and Deb share the same dream, and the same heartaches...
You Make a Grown Ghost Cry
Film (short) by Matthew J. Kaplan (as Matt Kaplan) Writer/Director/Producer Even after death, Kevin still can't take a hint. Poor ghost.
Series by Ivy's Room Productions Actor, Writer, Producer The neighbors all say there is something very disturbing about the decrepit old house on the block. Some believe there may be supernatural forces at work. A "Room For Rent" sign hangs in the window, attracting unwitting guests to the house for a spell: a newlywed couple, a grieving friend, a businessman, and a recent college graduate. What the neighbors don't see behind the closed doors is the ghost of Ivy, the elderly landlady, terrorizing each of her tenants...to death.
The Unspeakable Love
Television by UberGato Films Lyndon B. Johnson Goldberg Lyndon B. Johnson Goldberg has written the best-selling adult novel "The Unspeakable Love" under a pen-name. He has been offered a film option but to accept he must come out as the real author, and risk the shame and ridicule of his family.
The Misfortunes of a Clown
Film (short) by Mark Feinsod and Matthew J.Kaplan (as Matt Kaplan) (Comedy and Short) Klaus Klaus is a clown whose biggest fear is humans. Can he make it home before the humans get him first?
It's Time for Tea: Best Picture Editing at the Festival of Cinema NYC.