Jackson Kroopf is a filmmaker and educator from Los Angeles. He works in both fiction and non-fiction, but usually somewhere in between.  His films’ content rely heavily on his collaborators - often co-writing, co-directing, and co-designing key elements of the film’s creative and narrative approach. His short films have screened at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Frameline Film Festival, and over 30 others worldwide. In addition, his work has been presented as a Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week, Nowness Pick, and broadcast on PBS. Jackson received his BA in Imagined Alternatives from Vassar College and an MFA from University of California, Santa Cruz in Social Documentation. Recently he has made content for NBC/Oxygen, Goldlink, Wow Skin Science, 60 Second Docs, Sandwich Video, Leafly, Stitch Fix, and The Mellon Foundation. His production company sympo pictures specializes in developing a shared poetics with collaborators and audience alike.