An award winning filmmaker from LA is honoring her late father's lifeFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- An award winning filmmaker from LA is honoring her late father's life. A story so extraordinary, she's turning it into a movie.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- An award winning filmmaker from LA is honoring her late father's life. A story so extraordinary, she's turning it into a movie.
She's doing interviews, digging up his past spent in Fargo, and piecing together a documentary, all without a gift, many of us take for granted.
Kimby Caplan- Making Movie to Honor Father: "Film-making has been a long journey."
For Kimby Caplan, the road to cinematography began 20 years ago.
Winding her through award winning documentaries and short films...
Before ultimately bringing her here, to tell the story of her late father's life.
Caplan: "It's really a labor of love that's happened in the last couple of months."
Their bond strong enough to make miracles...
Growing up, Kimby's family found out she was deaf in one ear, and could barely hear in the other.
But her father was the voice guiding her on.
Caplan: "This is what it takes to be a good person and to have good people in your life, you make that effort."
For her dad- her efforts have taken her across the county.. Reaching out to friends and family after he passed last July.
Before ending her journey in Fargo.
Caplan: "I saved the best for last."
Where Sheldon.. Or "Shelly" Caplan was born, back in 1943.
Caplan: "If you ever had the chance to hang out with my father there were three things in his life that were very important. Number one was Fargo, number two was Duane's Pizza, and number 3 was his family."
Kimby Kapel- Family Member: "Just a really great guy and a great story, somebody who grew up here in Fargo and went out and made so many connections all over the world."
Now Shelly didn't climb the highest mountains, or achieve worldwide fame...
But he found beauty in the simple life.
Caplan: "I think my father would like people to be reminded, that the things that made Fargo a wonderful place for him as a child and a young man are still here."
Inspiring Kimby to tell the tale of a time so perfect
And a man.. who continues to make a difference...Through the eyes of his deaf daughter.
Caplan: "His gift in life was really to bring people together, and I think he'd be really pleased to see this, as just a furthering of his legacy."
"He's just the kind of person that you don't want to forget about. Somebody that you want to remember, and tell stories about, and that's what we're going to do."
Kimby's film will premiere at the Fargo Theater on August 10th. Family and friends of Shelly Caplan are all invited.