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