J.R. Hughto began making graphic novels while studying
Comparative Literature at Cornell University.
After moving to Boston, he started turning his comics
into movies. His concurrent documentary work led him
to the California Institute of the Arts where he pursued
an MFA in film and video in 2006. While at CalArts, Hughto
completed his first narrative feature, The Thin Time,
as well as The Mirror Eye, a mid-lenght documentary on
Clement Greenberg, The Mirror Eye, released by ThINC,
screened throughout September and October 2006 at
New York City’s Luben House and premiered at the MoST
in May 2005. Hughto's short film Witness is included
in the permanent collection of the International Boxing
Hall of Fame.
Since receiving his MFA, Hughto has founded
Independent Movie Supply Company,
a production house dedicated to creating low budget
films with intense personal vision and integrity.
He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.