John Picklap is a filmmaker based in Oakland, CA.

His work focuses on the intersections of environment and culture with special attention to agriculture and food systems. Picklap is a current Artist-in-Residence at SFFILM in San Francisco where he is developing his first feature documentary. He also helps lead the Bay Area chapter of the Video Consortium, a global network of nonfiction filmmakers.


Select Clients

  • NPR

  • Associated Press

  • Atlas Obscura

  • AJ+


  • Hearst

  • UC Berkeley

  • KIPP Charter Schools

Awards & Recognition

  • Webby Award Nominee, 2019

  • Vimeo Staff Picks, 2019

  • ITVS Digital Open Call Recipient, 2018

  • Official Selection AFI DOCS, 2017

  • Best Short Documentary, LA Lift-Off Film Festival, 2017

  • The Atlantic Selects, 2015