Jackson Cropper is a writer and filmmaker from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Firmly rooted in Western and folk imagery, his fictional narrative work reflects middle-American life in vivid, human detail and highlights the mythos of Americana. Focusing on matters regarding socio-ecology and cultural identity, he hopes viewers can gain valuable insight into regional differences, contemplate aspects of rural lifestyle, and connect with flawed, but colorful characters.
His award-winning fictional shorts and documentaries have aired across local and national television and have earned upwards of $5,000 in prize money.
Winner of the Scholastic Arts and Writing Gold Key award for short documentary work Viva La Phil (2016)
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