Private Project

No Acorns for a Blind Hog

At a Texas bar on New Year’s Eve 1978, a struggling postage meter salesman becomes agitated by a newly sworn-in police officer as the seemingly contrasted successes of the two men are pitted against each other.

  • Jackson Cropper
  • Jackson Cropper
  • Ashton Whitman
  • Sarah Layton
  • Jonathan Lorentzen
    Key Cast
  • Joey Preston
    Key Cast
  • Greg Proulx
    Key Cast
  • Isaac King
    Director of Photography
  • Alia Toorani
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    American Realist, Neo-Western, Western, Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Jackson Cropper

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.

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Director Statement

In this story, I’ve chosen to focus on an archetype deeply rooted in my middle-American headcanon; inspired by my grandparents and great uncles who grew up poor in Northwest Arkansas, the film is an exaggerated reflection on this specific way of life (rural, working class, struggling, colorful) and how these people deal with failure, comparison, and perception amidst a culture that doesn’t prepare them to do so.