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Ramon G. Nazario

Proud Newark, NJ native, activist and proud Puerto Rican, Ramon G. Nazario, is chief founder of Newark Latino Film Festival LLC, and founder of Newark Latino Artist Collective. He has been a lifelong film buff. His passion led him to becoming a known and respected photographer, and video documentarian in and around Newark. Using an often creative edge to his work, Ramon is also known for making bold statements in his artistic point of view.

 

His filmmaking and broadcasting career began in Newark’s East Side High School, where he was a founding member of the Broadcasting Club, and coined the club name “East Side Insiders.” Ramon became a video journalist and intern in Community Relations Department of Newark Board of Education. His education and career continued doing media production and technology at Essex County College. He became co-producer, videographer, director of and actor in the web series, "You Never Know What You're Gonna Get." Ramon was the featured actor in the short film, “Clothes” by Yager Vanderveer.He served as photographer and board member for The Gem Project, and is currently a board member on the Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Latino Action Network.

 

Ramon is Founder/Director of Dark Moon Film Production LLC, and is Co-Director and Producer of Akeru MultiMedia, founded and directed by his wife and business partner

Queen Mother Imakhu, a.k.a. Pastor Elaine Lloyd-Nazario. Their film, “LatinX Fusion: Culture at the Crossroads” debuted last fall at Newark Museum, and has been seen in numerous venues throughout Newark. Their collaboration on “I’ve Got a Vision,” a video short produced for fellow filmmaker Nancy Vazquez, was featured by director Ava DuVernay in the online special edition of TIME Magazine. Ramon’s short film, “For Breya: Gifted Words, Gifted Hands” was featured in the 2018 ART & PROZAK exhibition for Newark Arts Festival. Newark Latino Film Festival holds regular monthly screenings and events highlighting local and global Latino filmmakers. www.newarklatinofilmfestival.com  www.newarklatinoartistcollective.com  www.darkmoonfilmproduction.com