The 48 Hour Film Project

Meet the Producers

A crackerjack team has worked together to run the 48 Hour Film Project since 2001.

Mark Ruppert 

Mark Ruppert, Creator and 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 100 cities around the world--with more than 180,000 people having participated to date, creating more than 15,000 films. Mark heads the international organization that runs the 48 Hour Film Project, coordinating more than 90 producers around the world. Mark's producing experience includes films, stage shows and special events.

Liz Langston 

Liz Langston, Co-Founder and Executive Producer

Langston is a film writer/producer ("Lottie's Quest", "Seeing Red", and "Black Monday"); a film director ("Housemates"); and an associate producer/talent scout for the 11 O'Clock Show. She has a Master's degree in Applied Psychology. She is also a guitarist/bass player in various rock bands. Langston lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

She manages the 48HFP, talks to the press, oversees the creation of the 48HFP's publicity materials, evaluates new opportunities for the 48HFP, and spearheads our end-of-year event--Filmapalooza.

Christina Ruppert 

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 

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.

 

 

Also on our Headquarters Staff...

Brian Bowers
Brian Bowers
Assistant Director of Operations

William Molina
William Molina
Web/Tech Assistant

Nicole Haddock
Nicole Haddock
Post-Production Manager

Deirdre Cohalan
Deirdre Cohalan
Web Designer

 

 

And Your City Producer Is...

Sara Robles Sánchez-Lafuente
Sara Robles Sánchez-Lafuente
A Coruña

Lynn Samson
Lynn Samson
Aberdeen, Scotland
[bio]
Liz Langston
Liz Langston
Albuquerque
[bio]
Ryan Haberern & Caroline Kenealy
Ryan Haberern & Caroline Kenealy
Amarillo
[bio]
Richard Schut
Richard Schut
Amsterdam
[bio]
Bruce Sales
Bruce Sales
Asheville
[bio]
Gabe Wardell & Paula Martinez
Gabe Wardell & Paula Martinez
Atlanta
[bio]
Alyne Harding
Alyne Harding
Austin
[bio]
Rune Gregers Meyer & Richard Schut
Rune Gregers Meyer & Richard Schut
Øresund

Rob Hatch
Rob Hatch
Baltimore
[bio]
Stelvio Attanasi
Stelvio Attanasi
Barcelona
[bio]
Mo Rida
Mo Rida
Beirut / بيروت‎
[bio]
Richard Schut
Richard Schut
Berlin
[bio]
Ben Guaraldi & Rachel Stacy
Ben Guaraldi & Rachel Stacy
Boston

Mara Oprişiu
Mara Oprişiu
Brașov

Roman Hatala & Zuzana Novakova
Roman Hatala & Zuzana Novakova
Bratislava

Richard Schut
Richard Schut
Breda
[bio]
Matt Grehan & David Beirne
Matt Grehan & David Beirne
Brisbane

Jutka Bari & Richard Schut
Jutka Bari & Richard Schut
Budapest

Rachel Stover & Bobby Gott
Rachel Stover & Bobby Gott
Buffalo

Mo Rida
Mo Rida
Cairo / القاهرة

Mukundi Lambani
Mukundi Lambani
Cape Town

Afonso Fontão
Afonso Fontão
Castelo Branco
[bio]
Will Fischer
Will Fischer
Charlotte

Amanda Peters
Amanda Peters
Chicago
[bio]
Katharine Steele
Katharine Steele
Cincinnati
[bio]
Brian Bowers
Brian Bowers
Cleveland
[bio]
Aaron Johnston
Aaron Johnston
Columbus
[bio]
Ramses Petronia & Richard Schut
Ramses Petronia & Richard Schut
Curaçao
[bio]
Danny Ohman & Gary Underwood
Danny Ohman & Gary Underwood
Dallas
[bio]
Preeti Gopalkrishnan & Yogi Chopra
Preeti Gopalkrishnan & Yogi Chopra
Delhi / दिल्ली
[bio]
Kristin Nolan
Kristin Nolan
Denver
[bio]
Samuel Pace-Tuomi
Samuel Pace-Tuomi
Des Moines
[bio]
Mike Madigan
Mike Madigan
Detroit
[bio]
Olivier Dussausse & Sophie Jouanlong
Olivier Dussausse & Sophie Jouanlong
Dijon

Mo Rida
Mo Rida
Dubai / دبيّ

Hugh O
Hugh O'Donoghue
Dublin
[bio]
Colin McQuillen
Colin McQuillen
Dundee

Itumeleng Losaba
Itumeleng Losaba
Durban

Sam Goldblatt & Louise Knowles
Sam Goldblatt & Louise Knowles
Edinburgh
[bio]
Chule Gobodo
Chule Gobodo
Gaborone
[bio]
Neal Hartman
Neal Hartman
Geneva / Genève

Sam Goldblatt & Louise Knowles
Sam Goldblatt & Louise Knowles
Glasgow
[bio]
Stelvio Attanasi
Stelvio Attanasi
Granada
[bio]
Iris Carter
Iris Carter
Greensboro
[bio]
Jeannette Rainey
Jeannette Rainey
Hampton Roads

Laura Schlecht
Laura Schlecht
Houston

Jim Walker
Jim Walker
Indianapolis

Sabrina Oertle
Sabrina Oertle
Inland Empire

Gal Greenspan
Gal Greenspan
Israel / יִשְׂרָאֵל‎

Onur Akmehmet
Onur Akmehmet
Istanbul / İstanbul

Jordan Sudduth
Jordan Sudduth
Jackson

Chris Ackerman
Chris Ackerman
Jacksonville
[bio]
Gowri Ananthan
Gowri Ananthan
Jaffna
[bio]
Mukundi Lambani
Mukundi Lambani
Johannesburg
[bio]
Jason Turner
Jason Turner
Kansas City
[bio]
Agnieszka Sękowska
Agnieszka Sękowska
Katowice

Shahril Fahazmi Musa & Elly Marlina Zainalabiden
Shahril Fahazmi Musa & Elly Marlina Zainalabiden
Kuala Lumpur

Derek Stonebarger
Derek Stonebarger
Las Vegas
[bio]
Neal Hartman
Neal Hartman
Lausanne

Bart Dokter
Bart Dokter
Leeuwarden
[bio]
David Duponchel
David Duponchel
Lima
[bio]
Levi Agee
Levi Agee
Little Rock
[bio]
Sophie Hodgkins
Sophie Hodgkins
London
[bio]
Michael & Leanne Westphal
Michael & Leanne Westphal
Los Angeles
[bio]
Chad Thomas
Chad Thomas
Louisville
[bio]
LaShonda Delivuk
LaShonda Delivuk
Lynchburg
[bio]
Olivier Dussausse & Sophie Jouanlong
Olivier Dussausse & Sophie Jouanlong
Lyon

Melissa Robison
Melissa Robison
Machinima

Sierra Shea
Sierra Shea
Madison

Stelvio Attanasi
Stelvio Attanasi
Madrid
[bio]
Sara Robles Sánchez-Lafuente
Sara Robles Sánchez-Lafuente
Malaga / Málaga

Tommy Blum
Tommy Blum
Melbourne

Rich Newman
Rich Newman
Memphis
[bio]
Cathleen Dean
Cathleen Dean
Miami

Jared Stepp
Jared Stepp
Milwaukee
[bio]
Ryan Strandjord
Ryan Strandjord
Minneapolis
[bio]
Tsogtbayar Namsrai
Tsogtbayar Namsrai
Mongolia / Монголд
[bio]
Olivier Dussausse & Sophie Jouanlong
Olivier Dussausse & Sophie Jouanlong
Montpellier

Preeti Gopalkrishnan & Yogi Chopra
Preeti Gopalkrishnan & Yogi Chopra
Mumbai / मुंबई
[bio]
Caroline Kioko
Caroline Kioko
Nairobi
[bio]
Deborah Gordon
Deborah Gordon
Nashville

Trish Clark
Trish Clark
New Haven
[bio]
Alexander Garcia & Bill Rainey
Alexander Garcia & Bill Rainey
New Orleans
[bio]
Tom Papas
Tom Papas
New South Wales

David Stott
David Stott
New York
[bio]
Richard Schut
Richard Schut
Nijmegen
[bio]
Ben Hlavaty
Ben Hlavaty
Oklahoma City
[bio]
Rob Ward
Rob Ward
Orlando
[bio]
Ryota Mori
Ryota Mori
Osaka / 大阪

Peter Patterson
Peter Patterson
Ottawa
[bio]
Landee Bryant
Landee Bryant
Paducah
[bio]
Olivier Dussausse & Sophie Jouanlong
Olivier Dussausse & Sophie Jouanlong
Paris

Michael Walsh
Michael Walsh
Philadelphia
[bio]
Kahmeela Adams
Kahmeela Adams
Pittsburgh
[bio]
Allen Baldwin
Allen Baldwin
Portland, Maine
[bio]
Rob Hatch
Rob Hatch
Portland, Oregon
[bio]
Petra & Paul Ratner
Petra & Paul Ratner
Prague / Praha
[bio]
Mark Greene
Mark Greene
Providence

Rebekah Frimpong
Rebekah Frimpong
Richmond
[bio]
Hans Groenendijk
Hans Groenendijk
Rotterdam
[bio]
Brian Higgins
Brian Higgins
Salt Lake City

Sarabeth Fox
Sarabeth Fox
San Antonio

Duane Trammell
Duane Trammell
San Diego
[bio]
Aaron Paul & Lara Brecher
Aaron Paul & Lara Brecher
San Francisco

Michael & Leanne Westphal
Michael & Leanne Westphal
Santa Barbara

Claudia Ximena Fernandez Mendez
Claudia Ximena Fernandez Mendez
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
[bio]
Anthony Paderewski
Anthony Paderewski
Savannah
[bio]
krk nordenstrom
krk nordenstrom
Seattle
[bio]
Joseph Kim
Joseph Kim
Seoul / 서울
[bio]
Sara Robles Sánchez-Lafuente
Sara Robles Sánchez-Lafuente
Seville / Sevilla

Jacob Parker Carver
Jacob Parker Carver
Shanghai / 上海
[bio]
Meghan Shea, Michael Rogers & Sharon Jing Yi
Meghan Shea, Michael Rogers & Sharon Jing Yi
Singapore
[bio]
Kat Touschner
Kat Touschner
St. Louis

Dennis Nieh
Dennis Nieh
Taipei / 台北
[bio]
Monica Varner & Bryan Coward
Monica Varner & Bryan Coward
Tampa-St. Petersburg

Robert Dragot
Robert Dragot
Tirana / Tiranë
[bio]
Steve Nash & Christopher Cherry
Steve Nash & Christopher Cherry
Toronto
[bio]
Olivier Dussausse & Sophie Jouanlong
Olivier Dussausse & Sophie Jouanlong
Tours

Sinda Akremi, Aymen Moncer & Akram Moncer
Sinda Akremi, Aymen Moncer & Akram Moncer
Tunis
[bio]
Richard Schut
Richard Schut
Utrecht
[bio]
Agnieszka Sękowska
Agnieszka Sękowska
Warsaw

Melissa Robison & Christina Ruppert
Melissa Robison & Christina Ruppert
Washington, DC

 

 

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Web development by Laura Schlecht.
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