Jackson Kroopf 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 Fusion, 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 "motion portraits" was a Webby Award Finalist in Documentary Longform 2021, and 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 from the W.K. Rose Fellowship through Vassar College.