Jackson Kroopf is a filmmaker and educator from Los Angeles. He works in both narrative 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. 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, and broadcast on PBS. He received his BA in Imagined Alternatives from Vassar College and an MFA from University of California, Santa Cruz in Social Documentation.