Producer of six features and many shorts, both documentary and narrative, J.R. Hughto has worked in production and post-production for the better part of a decade. Hughto specializes in producing with an eye towards using new technologies to drive down cost while improving quality. As a post production supervisor, Hughto has advised dozens of filmmakers from pre-production through their films' final outputs, on 35mm, HD, and SD.

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 received 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-length 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.

Hughto graduated cum laude in Comparative Literature in 2000 from Cornell University as the Broadhead Cornell Traditon Fellow, having won the Starr Award for Excellence in Writing, the Kanders Memorial Scholarship, and the Ellen Jeane Goldfarb Memorial Dean's Scholarship, among others. Hughto has received many film grants, including from Eastman Kodak and the Apicule Foundation.