Welcome to the Julio of Jackson Heights Education and Action Campaign!


For those of you who don’t know me personally…

My name is Richard Shpuntoff and I am a filmmaker and photographer born and raised in Jackson Heights / Elmhurst. From 1993 – 2012 I shpuntoff_headshotphotographed and filmed the first twenty years of the Annual Queens Pride Parade, becoming the parade’s “official photographer”.  My other photography work includes the book God, Gold and Glory black and white photographs of Syarcuse, NY from 1990 – 92, and a number of dance photography projects, including work with Arthur Aviles and Benedetta Capanna. As a filmmaker, I have made a dozen short films and videos, many of which have screened at festivals and / or won awards internationally including: Morning Dance, Epiphany of Returning, in Queens my ambitious soul i bare and as i went out one morning…  Julio of Jackson Heights  is my first feature length film. It premiered at the Queens World Film Festival on March 17, 2016 and won the Social Impact Award.

Along with blogging about the film, its progress and related musings, this site includes information about the film Julio of Jackson Heights, information about the “Education and Action Campaign” and its budget, and an FAQ including information on ways you can become a part of and support this campaign.

Many thanks for visiting this page! Please, if you think this campaign is something people should know about, consider posting and reposting the home page link for this WordPress site in your social media with this tiny url: http://tiny.cc/ioacby

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