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.


Laura Schlecht Director of Web Operations

Laura is an actress, director and producer - having worked on numerous projects for both stage and screen. She currently resides in Houston and is involved with many local arts organizations.

Laura maintains the 48 Hour Film website and assists the rest of HQ with the day-to-day operations of the project.


Brian Bowers Asst. Dir. of Oper. / Newsletter Editor

Brian is responsible for hiring new city producers in the US and internationally. He works with existing 48HFP Producers to help manage their cities, assists with social media outreach, and writes the monthly e-newsletter. He is the Producer for the Cleveland, OH 48HFP.


Camilla Demichelis Marketing Strategist


Alessandro Pederzoli Marketing Strategist


Liz Langston Co-Founder

Though she's no longer with the 48HFP, Liz co-founded the project back in 2001. (After years as a nerdy researcher she found that making movies was much more fun.)

She helped Mark make the organization what it is today - including launching spin-off competitions such as the Music Video, Horror and the Science Fiction Projects - and stepped down from her position in early 2019.

Liz resides in Albuquerque plans to spend her time traveling and pursuing her next creative endeavor.  Though she no longer works on the 48HFP, she remains an advocate of the Project and a strong supporter of filmmakers.


City Producers

Aaron Johnston Columbus, OH

Adam Madrid Jacksonville, FL

Afonso Fontão Castelo Branco, PT

Agnieszka Sękowska Warsaw, PL

Akram Moncer Tunis, TN

Alan Shelley Cape Town, ZA

Alessandro Pederzoli Mexico

Alex Espinoza Dallas, TX

Alex Guéry Tours, FR

Alexander Garcia New Orleans, LA

Alexcia Sundra New York, NY

Alyne Harding Austin, TX

Andrew Osborne Boston, MA

Angela de Hart - van Megen Nijmegen, NL

Anthony Ambrosino Providence, RI

Anthony Paderewski Savannah, GA

Austin Madrid Albuquerque, NM

Aymen Moncer Tunis, TN

Bachir Abou Zeid Beirut, LB

Bart Dokter Leeuwarden, NL

Ben Hlavaty Oklahoma City, OK

Bill Rainey New Orleans, LA

Blerina Berberi Halifax, CA

Brian Bowers Cincinnati, OHCleveland, OH

Brian Higgins Salt Lake City, UT

Brian Spath Saint Louis, MO

Bruce Sales Asheville, NC

Camilla Demichelis Mexico

Carlos Llanten Santiago de Cali, CO

Carlota Escobar Astrelli Santiago, CL

Carol CK Kioko Nairobi, KE

Carolina Victoria Bogota, CO

Cassandra Eddington Adelaide, AU

Celeste Harlow Minneapolis, MN

Chad Terry Denver, CO

Chris Overpeck Indianapolis, IN

Christian Acevedo Singapore

Christopher Cherry Toronto, CA

Claudia Fernandez Ibero-America CineXpress

Da Duponchel Dr Lima, PE

Daniela Vilar Franco Madrid, ES

David J. V. Schöbl Brno, CZ

Dennis Martinus Bonaire

Deontae Trundle Atlanta, GA

Dolores Marimón Córdoba, AR

Drew Martin Kansas City, MO

Duane Trammell San Diego, CA

Ester Stigliano Roma, IT

Eva Basteiro-Bertoli Roma, IT

Evan Kachich Philadelphia, PA

Florencia Sader Punta del Este, UY

GenevaMay Colcol San Francisco, CA

Genevieve Assaf Warsaw, PL

Graham Trelfer London, GB

Gregory Miroir Brussels, BE

Gus Guillen San Jose, CA

Hans Groenendijk Rotterdam, NL

Hisham Samie Cape Town, ZA

Iris Carter Greensboro, NC

James Lewis Washington, DC

Janice Troha Cincinnati, OHCleveland, OH

Jasper Joosten Rotterdam, NL

Javier Valencia Palomino Arequipa, PE

Jeannette Rainey Hampton Roads, VA

Jeff Hahn Little Rock, AR

Jennifer Bonior Nashville, TN

Jennifer Gentner Detroit, MI

Jerry Vasilatos Chicago, IL

Jessi Burkette Kansas City, MO

Jessica Turner Indianapolis, IN

Joaquin Ibarra Córdoba, AR

Jonathan Hout Lynchburg, VA

Jordan Lema Buffalo, NY

Josefina Cabrera Borges Buenos Aires, AR

Katherine Thompson Madison, WI

Katie Ortman Des Moines, IA

Keira Marti Austin, TX

Kelsey Huber Minneapolis, MN

Kendra Crooks Albuquerque, NM

Kevin Lyons Inland Empire, CA

Khayyam Khalid Karachi, PKLahore, PK

Kristen Hamill Adelaide, AU

krk nordenstrom Missoula, MTSeattle, WA

Lance Parkin Pittsburgh, PA

Landee Bryant Paducah, KY

Laura Schlecht Houston, TX

Leanne Westphal Los Angeles, CA

Lisa Giles Richmond, VA

Louise Knowles EdinburghGlasgow

Margriet Windt Utrecht, NL

Maria Gracia San Martin Punta del Este, UY

Maria Leśnodorska Warsaw, PL

Marion Gustafson Duluth, MN

Martin Oberhaus Berlin, DE

Matilda Casa Brussels, BE

Matt Grehan Brisbane, AUMelbourne, AU

Meralney Bomba Bonaire

Michael Keeney Madison, WI

Michael Westphal Los Angeles, CA

Mo Rida Beirut, LBDubai, AE

Monde Kawana Cape Town, ZA

Monique Madrid Jacksonville, FL

Natalie Delport Durban, ZAJohannesburg, ZA

Neal Hartman Geneva, CHLausanne, CH

Nelson Ikeh Abuja, NG

Olivier Dussausse Bordeaux, FRCôte d'Azur, FRLyon, FR • and 7 more

Patrick Fitzgerald Louisville, KY

Pierre van Megen - de Hart Eindhoven, NLNijmegen, NL

Preeti Gopalkrishnan Mumbai, IN

Priscilla Saracco Côte d'Azur, FRLyon, FRMontpellier, FR • and 4 more

Radka Poláková Beránková Brno, CZ

Ramses Petronia Curaçao

Ricardo Mendes Lisbon, PT

Richard Schut Amsterdam, NLUtrecht, NL

Richard Trombly Shanghai, CN

Robert Dragot Tirana, AL

Robin Amatmoestar Curaçao

Robyn Sarvis San Diego, CA

Rodrigo Fernandez Miranda Cochabamba, BOLa Paz, BOMadrid, ES

Roelton Thode Bonaire

Roma Triunfo Buenos Aires, AR

Ruthy Draper Pittsburgh, PA

Ryota Mori Osaka, JPTokyo, JP

Sam Goldblatt EdinburghGlasgow

Sarabeth Fox San Antonio, TX

Stephanie Cristancho Washington, DC

Steve Nash Toronto, CA

Tania Innamorati Roma, IT

Tony Tabona Gaborone, BW

Trish Clark New Haven, CT

Tsogtbayar Namsrai Mongolia

Vanessa Arguedas Ibero-America CineXpress

Vernard Fields Cincinnati, OH

Veronica Rotondaro Madrid, ES

Walter Vinci Providence, RI

Warren Matson Milwaukee, WI

Wendy Robbins Tampa, FL

William Fisher Charlotte, NC

Yogi Chopra Mumbai, IN

Important Message: Copycat DisclaimerPrivacy Policy

Copyright © 2001-2019 48 Hour Film Project, Inc. All Rights Reserved