Announcing the Solutions Storytelling Project: Latin America filmmakers!

Jackson Kroopf

(he/him/his, they/them/theirs)
Director; Producer; Editor; Cinematographer; Sound Designer, sympo pictures
Los Angeles, California United States
Available for Freelance


Jackson Kroopf (he/they) is a filmmaker and educator from Los Angeles, who is committed to the archive of special people. His films explore auto-mythology, healing through creative expression, and radical approaches to collaboration. He works in both scripted and documentary, but usually somewhere in between. Jackson’s short films have screened at BFI London Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Outfest, SFFILM Festival and over 50 other festivals worldwide, in addition to being a Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week, on NOWNESS, and broadcast on PBS. Most recently, his short "NASIR" won the Shorts Competition Grand Jury Prize at Doc NYC 2021, with distribution from Los Angeles Times Short Docs in 2022. Jackson received his BA with honors in Imagined Alternatives from Vassar College and an MFA with distinction from University of California, Santa Cruz in Social Documentation. He is at work on his debut, hybrid feature on the art of survival as a current Sundance Humanities Sustainability Fellow, in addition to his debut fiction feature with support of the W.K. Rose Fellowship from Vassar College.