Meet the Producers

A small team of dedicated Headquarters staff and a vast team of City Producers bring the 48HFP to our cities each year. This group of individuals come from many different backgrounds and from many different countries but share the commitment to make the 48HFP fun, fair and creatively invigorating.

Be a City Producer

Mark Ruppert Creator / Executive Producer

Mark came up with the idea for the 48 Hour Film Project back in 2001. As a filmmaker in his own right, Mark's belief in the power of creativity led him to challenge filmmakers to see what they can do in a single weekend.

The results have been phenomenal as the 48 Hour Film Project has found a place in 130 cities around the world--with more than 325,000 people having participated to date, creating more than 25,000 films.

Mark heads the international organization that runs the 48 Hour Film Project, coordinating more than 110 producers around the world. Mark's producing experience includes films, theater and special events. He has emceed award shows, international forums and his own talk/variety show.


Christina Ruppert Director of Operations

Ruppert manages the day-to-day operations of the 48HFP, helps our City Producers manage their cities, documents and improves procedures, updates our website, and manages projects that involve the rest of the HQ staff. She lives with her husband Michael and sons Patrick and Charlie in Washington, DC.


Wouter Gestel Director of Web Operations and Technology

Wouter is a self employed colorist, editor and mastering engineer in the Eindhoven area in the Netherlands. Studied Audiovisual media (BA of Design 2007) in Hilversum, NL. But before that also studied multimedia design for 4 years in Eindhoven and kept developing his skills as web developer after graduating in 2002.

He has been involved in numerous local Film initiatives like the Eindhoven Film Festival. Also worked on the children's feature film 'Het Geheim van Sophia' (The secret of Sophia), on which many 48 hour alumni worked.

Wouter maintains the 48 Hour Film website, Cinema48 and is Cityproducer of Eindhoven, Arnhem and the 48HFP x Imagine Special in Amsterdam.


Indra van 't Hooft Social Media Manager

Indra is a producer and self proclaimed social media addict. She has participated 42 times in the 48 Hour Film Project in the past 11 years, and knows the community well. She worked at a social media company for over a year and runs her own subtitle and production company. She is the city producer for Arnhem, Eindhoven and the Amsterdam x Imagine special 48's in the Netherlands.


Frankie Ruppert Administrative Assistant


MISSEY Tisot Intern


Maurice Willems Web Assistant


City Producers

Aaron Johnston Columbus, OH

Adam Madrid Jacksonville, FL

Afonso Fontão Castelo Branco, PT

Akram Moncer Tunis, TN

Alan Shelley Cape Town, ZA

Alex Guéry Tours, FR

Alyne Harding Austin, TXDallas, TX

Andrew Osborne Boston, MA

Anthony Paderewski Savannah, GA

Arianne Peredo Costa Bolivia

Aymen Moncer Tunis, TN

Bachir Abou Zeid Beirut, LB

Benjamin Bonham Wilmington, NC

Bill Rainey New Orleans, LA

Blerina Berberi Atlantic Canada

Brian Higgins Salt Lake City, UT

Camilla Demichelis Mexico

Carol CK Kioko Nairobi, KE

Carolina Victoria Bogota, CO

Celeste Shelton Little Rock, AR

Chris Overpeck Indianapolis, IN

Christina Carmona Orlando, FL

Christina Ruppert Washington, DC

Christopher Cherry Toronto, CA

Christopher Denise San Jose, CA

Claudia Fernandez Ibero-America CineXpress

David Fugate Minneapolis, MN

David Martinus Bonaire

David Schöbl Bratislava, SKBrno, CZKitwe, ZMPrague, CZ

Dennis Martinus Bonaire

Desiree Littles Oklahoma City, OK

Dino Moore Atlanta, GA

Duane Trammell San Diego, CA World-Wide

Ericka Mauldin Chicago, IL

Ester Stigliano Rome, IT

Eva Basteiro-Bertoli Rome, IT

Evert-Jan Berends Groningen, NL

Florencia Sader Punta del Este, UY

Francis Yzaguirre El Paso, TX

Gabriel Pimenta Córdoba, AR

Gideon Southwell London, GB

Gregory Miroir Brussels, BE

Hidesato Taneda Fukuoka, JP

Hisham Samie Cape Town, ZA

Ilya Kushnir Denver, CO

Indra van 't Hooft Amsterdam, NLArnhem, NLEindhoven, NLUtrecht, NL

Ivey Smith Reno, NV

Jackie Battaglia Baltimore, MD

Jan-Willem Arnold Utrecht, NL

Jasper Joosten Rotterdam, NL

Jeannette Rainey Hampton Roads, VA

Jennifer Bonior Nashville, TN

Jennifer Gentner Detroit, MI

Jordan Lema Buffalo, NY

Julio Cabrera Puerto Rico

Katherine Thompson Madison, WI

Keira Marti Austin, TXDallas, TX

Kevin Lyons Inland Empire, CA

Kingsley Nyarko Accra, GH

kirk nordenstrom MontanaSan Francisco, CASeattle, WA

Kristen Hamill Adelaide, AU

Laura Franklin Adelaide, AU

Leanne Westphal Los Angeles, CA

Lester Rivé Padilla Puerto Rico

Lisa Giles Richmond, VA

Louise Knowles EdinburghGlasgow

Luiz Carlos Luiz Júnior Florianópolis, BR

Marc Eikelenboom Rotterdam, NL

Marco Haidar Córdoba, AR

Maria Celeste Rodriguez Córdoba, AR

Maria Leśnodorska Warsaw, PL

Mariam Khodeir Cairo, EG

Marilha Naccari Florianópolis, BR

Marina Simioli Florianópolis, BR

Mark Ruppert Baltimore, MDPortland, ME

Martina Mwanza Kitwe, ZM

Mary Helen Norris Lynchburg, VA

Masumi Aikawa Fukuoka, JP

Matilda Casa Brussels, BE

Mel Rainsberger Providence, RI

Melissa Del Rosario Las Vegas, NV

Melissa Verboeket Curaçao

Melody Mokhtarian New York, NY

Michael Keeney Madison, WI

Michael Westphal Los Angeles, CA

Mike Dickens Greensboro, NC

Monde Kawana Cape Town, ZA

Monique Madrid Jacksonville, FL

Myrthe Dekker Groningen, NL

Nando Roman Orlando, FL

Neal Hartman Geneva, CH

Nerusha Sadapal Durban, ZA

Nina Underhill Geneva, CH

Olivier Dussausse France Online, FRHauts de FranceLa Reunion • and 9 more

Patrick Fitzgerald Louisville, KY

Philip Nelson San Antonio, TX

PJ Gaynard Pittsburgh, PA

Priscilla Saracco Lyon, FRMarseille, FRMontpellier, FR • and 5 more

Ramses Petronia Curaçao

Rebecca Madding Paducah, KY

Ria Ruthsatz Saint Louis, MO

Ricardo Mendes Lisbon, PT

Rob Hatch Portland, OR

Robert Dragot Tirana, AL

Robert Robles El Paso, TX

Robyn Sarvis World-Wide

Ron George Cleveland, OH

Ronald Tomaino Jr. Albuquerque, NM

Ryota Mori Fukuoka, JPOsaka, JPTokyo, JP

Sam Goldblatt EdinburghGlasgow

Samuel Pace-Tuomi Des Moines, IA

Sean Soboleski Asheville, NC

Steve Nash Toronto, CA

Tania Innamorati Rome, IT

Timothy Giovanni Shanghai, CN

Trish Clark New Haven, CT

Tyler Blaker Indianapolis, IN

Vanessa Arguedas Ibero-America CineXpress

Vernard Fields Cincinnati, OH

Warren Matson Milwaukee, WI

Wendy Robbins Tampa, FL

Willem Whitfield Brisbane, AU

William Fisher Charlotte, NC

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