Jackson Kroopf is a filmmaker and educator from Los Angeles. He works in both scripted and documentary, but usually somewhere in between. His production company, sympo pictures, specializes in finding a shared poetics between the people in front of and the people behind the camera with projects that center and amplify marginalized voices. Our 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, our work has been presented as a Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week, Nowness Pick, broadcast on PBS, and was nominated for a Webby in 2021. He received their BA in Imagined Alternatives from Vassar College and an MFA from University of California, Santa Cruz in Social Documentation.