Whippersnapper Films is Jaclyn Gramigna as well as a select group of talented collaborators.

Jaclyn's films have screened at Northside Film Festival, Brooklyn Short FF, Visions FF & Conference, Peachtree Village FF and in the Short Film Corner at Cannes. In the summer of 2013 she was highlighted as an "emerging filmmaker to watch" in Miramax's blog. Also active in the theater, a play Jaclyn directed, "Disappearing," won awards for Best Play and Best Director at the 2013 Take Ten Festival in NYC. Jaclyn graduated from NYU and other than making films, She is an avid home cook, a musician (she plays trumpet, ukulele and sings), and is directing another play. She is also currently writing the feature expansion of her latest short film, CROW.

See "Downtown" at Cannes 2013

“Downtown” Lotuses at Cannes!

In order to promote my short film, Downtown, at Cannes 2013 in a creative way, that wouldn’t “break the bank” (and would set it apart from the 1000-and-something other films) I decided to make origami lotuses and leave them everywhere for people to discover. Each one is hand crafted and numbered and makes a nice addition to any windowsill or…

Steve Girard in Imperials

New Work: Imperials

Imperials by Ratatat (UNOFFICIAL VIDEO) A new unofficial music video I made for one of my favorite Ratatat songs, Imperials. Shot in Bushwick, Brooklyn on 16mm Kodak film (thanks to the 2011 Visions Film Festival & Conference) and Canon 5D. Starring Steve Girard (Water) Michelle DeWyngaert (Grasses) Rachel Cornish (Woods) Shannon Chapman (Vines) Max Greenfield (Desert) Directed and Produced by…


Sel de Mer

Last night, my boyfriend and I were craving oysters. We usually don’t need a celebratory reason to go out to dinner (food is a HUGE part of our relationship) but last night we did have a reason to splurge a little bit (he flew out today to California for a big opportunity at his job)! Fast-forward to Sel de Mer,…