About

Jackson Cropper is a Georgia-based filmmaker from Tulsa, Oklahoma active since 2015. His award-winning short films and documentaries have aired across local and national television and have earned upwards of $5,000 in prize money. He currently pursues a BFA in filmmaking at the Savannah College of Art and Design, determined to find a future in creating feature-length narrative work.

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Experience:

Retrospec Films Production Specialist - Tulsa, OK

Acted as a camera operator, 1st AC, grip, and PA during the production of various high-level projects for the city of Tulsa and surrounding businesses/non-profits. Also acted as an assistant studio manager. 

FALL 2020 - FALL 2021

Education:

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) - Savannah, GA, BFA

FALL 2019 - SPRING 2023

Pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking.  Expected to graduate in May 2023.

Accolades:

  • Winner of the Scholastic Arts and Writing Gold Key award for short documentary work

  • Short film work featured as an Officially Selected piece for the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival in 2020

  • Three-time winner of the C-SPAN StudentCam Documentary Competition

                    ($1,500 second-place prize awarded in both 2018 and 2019 and a 

                    $150 honorable mention awarded in 2017)

  • Winner of the $1,000 first-place prize at the Team Carleton StateFarm Film Screening in 2017 for short documentary work

  • Multiple short documentary works have aired both nationally and locally on live television including PBS and C-SPAN​