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.

Sarah Anderson Intern

Iris Carter Marketing Strategist

Throughout Iris' entire life, she has been immersed in creative activities. Her love of writing was nurtured early when her fourth grade teacher liked a play Iris wrote and allowed her to produce it for the class. Perhaps that spark ignited her desire to be Greensboro’s City Producer, to create an environment that respects and honors the work of local filmmakers, just as her teacher honored and respected her. Starting in 2010, Iris has worked to make each 48HFP event better than the one before it, encouraging teams to have fun, stretch their creative muscles, and bring in an audience to see the films produced by the talented folks of this area. A North Carolina native, Iris has lived in the Greensboro area most of her life and is proud to be among the global network of filmmakers brought together by the 48HFP.

Frankie Ruppert Administrative Assistant

MISSEY Tisot Intern

Maurice Willems Web Assistant

Maurice is a junior developer who assists Wouter with the development of the new website that will be launched in 2023. He also assisted on the voting system for the Global Film Challenge and the creation of Cinema48.

City Producers

Aaron Johnston Columbus, OH

Adam Madrid Jacksonville, FL

Alex Guéry Tours, FR

Ali Alsaleh Nashville, TN

Alyne Harding Austin, TXDallas, TX

Andrew Osborne Boston, MA

Anthony Paderewski Savannah, GA

Arianne Peredo Costa Bolivia

Bachir Abou Zeid Beirut, LB

Barry Atkins Brighton, GB

Benjamin Bonham Wilmington, NC

Bill Rainey New Orleans, LA

Blerina Berberi Atlantic Canada

Brian Higgins Salt Lake City, UT

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 Brno, CZ

Dennis Martinus Bonaire

Desiree Littles Oklahoma City, OK

Dino Moore Atlanta, GA

Duane Trammell San Diego, CA

Ericka Mauldin Chicago, IL

Ester Stigliano Roma, IT

Eva Basteiro-Bertoli Roma, IT

Evert-Jan Berends Groningen, NL

Florencia Sader Punta del Este, UY

Francis Yzaguirre El Paso, TX

Gideon Southwell London, GB

Hidesato Taneda Fukuoka, JP

Ilya Kushnir Denver, CO

Indra van 't Hooft Arnhem, NLEindhoven, NLUtrecht, NL

Ivey Smith Reno, NV

Jaclyn Kaina Kauai, HI

Jan-Willem Arnold Utrecht, NL

Jasper Joosten Rotterdam, NL

Jeannette Rainey Hampton Roads, VA

Jordan Lema Buffalo, NY

Julio Cabrera Puerto Rico

Katherine Thompson Wisconsin

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

Marc Eikelenboom Rotterdam, NL

Maria Leśnodorska Warsaw, PL

Mark Ruppert Baltimore, MDPortland, ME

Masumi Aikawa Fukuoka, JP

Mel Rainsberger Providence, RI

Melissa Verboeket Curaçao

Melody Mokhtarian New York, NY

Michael Keeney Wisconsin

Michael Westphal Los Angeles, CA

Mike Dickens Greensboro, NC

Monique Madrid Jacksonville, FL

Myrthe Dekker Groningen, NL

Nando Roman Orlando, FL

Olivier Dussausse France Online, FRHauts de FranceLa Reunion • and 8 more

Patrick Fitzgerald Louisville, KY

Philip Nelson San Antonio, TX

PJ Gaynard Pittsburgh, PA

Priscilla Saracco Marseille, FRMontpellier, FRNantes, FR • and 4 more

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

Ron George Cleveland, OH

Ronald Tomaino Jr. Albuquerque, NM

Ryota Mori Fukuoka, JPOsaka, JPTokyo, JP

Sam Goldblatt EdinburghGlasgow

Samuel Pace-Tuomi Des Moines, IA

Sara De La Haya Nashville, TN

Sean Soboleski Asheville, NC

Steve Nash Toronto, CA

Tania Innamorati Roma, IT

Trish Clark New Haven, CT

Tyler Blaker Indianapolis, IN

Vanessa Arguedas Ibero-America CineXpress

Vernard Fields Cincinnati, OH

Wendy Robbins Tampa, FL

Willem Whitfield Brisbane, AU

William Fisher Charlotte, NC

Wouter Gestel Arnhem, NLEindhoven, NLUtrecht, NL

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