Jasper Rischen is a filmmaker and photographer currently residing in Los Angeles. He directed a total of 21 episodes over two seasons of documentary series Werq The World from 2018-2020, for which he traveled the world with superstar drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
His feature documentary film Moroni for President, co-directed with Saila Huusko, screened at film festivals around the country and had a national broadcast via PBS/ America ReFramed in 2018. A spin-off doc short entitled Mr. Navajo was published via Nowness in 2020.
Jasper has directed music video projects for artists such as Sara Bareilles, Soko, Violet Chachki, Yvie Oddly, and others. His film photography has been published by Vogue Italia, Nike, V Magazine, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Fader, Gayletter, King Kong Magazine, NME, Flaunt Magazine, The Guardian, Financial Times, and more.
Jasper graduated with high honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, winning a Pulitzer grant awarded to top students, as well as the Henry N. Taylor Award for best foreign student and a DuPont/ Judy F. Crichton Award for best thesis film. Originally from The Netherlands, he splits his time between Europe and the USA.