Justin V. Restauri
When 116 MacDougal was conceived, it had two objectives: tell the world a topical, entertaining story about famous icons from the 1950s and '60s— and in the process donate substantial money to charity.
The film's producers have allocated 55% of their combined profit to the Justin V. Restauri Dream Foundation for need-based scholarships to enable students to reach their own dreams—at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and NYU's ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) in the Tisch School of the Arts, as well as at Sewickley Academy and Pittsburgh-area university theater and cinema departments.
Justin grew up in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, graduated from Sewickley Academy (2003) and from The Gallatin School at NYU (2007) where as a freshman he lived around the corner from 116 MacDougal Street. Justin was only two months away from receiving his NYU-ITP Master's Degree when he passed away in 2014 from leukemia and lung transplant complications. Justin's time on earth was brief, but his father (screenwriter and producer of 116 MacDougal) made a promise to his son: he'd make his Dream Foundation a reality.
116 MacDougal and
The Justin V. Restauri Dream Foundation
...making a difference