Critical Crop Top Media is a production company based out of Atlanta, Georgia that develops and produces films, web content, and live events that amplify the stories of women and Atlanta artists whose voices are typically not represented in mainstream television and film. Critical Crop Top Films uses its platform to elevate women's stories beyond the typical tropes of the sacrificial, supportive sister/wife/daughter or the "strong female character", to create multidimensional female characters that echo the diverse and complex experiences of real women. We believe it's vital to create space in the film industry for women and non-binary creators and to hire them in key leadership positions.
About Nicole Kemper
Nicole is a writer/creator/performer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. She received an MFA in Directing for Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago in 2010. She is active in the Atlanta film community and has studied improv and sketch writing with Dad’s Garage, stand-up comedy with Lace Larabee’s Laugh Lab Comedy Class, and the Meisner Technique at Drama Inc. She frequently performs with the improv team, Au Guys.
In 2016, she co-founded the production company Critical Crop Top Media, with which she has written, directed, and performed in films like 80s Dating Video Remix, Vera's Workplace Sensitivity Training, The Mother Load Web Series and in Critical Crop Top's live sketch comedy shows. Her film The Parts That Stay, won best comedy short film and best Georgia short film at the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival in 2021. She now serves as executive producer for Critical Crop Top Media, and Critical Crop Top Films, which continues to produce films about women by women and non-binary creators. When not hustling to get her next project off the ground, she teaches film editing at The Georgia Film Academy and works locally as a casting director.