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 van Gestel Director of Web Operations

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 and Nijmegen.


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


Frankie Ruppert Administrative Assistant


Thomas Ruppert [location:label-short] Producer


MISSEY Tisot [location:label-short] Producer


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

Akram Moncer Tunis, TN

Alan Shelley Cape Town, ZA

Alessandro Pederzoli Mexico

Alex Espinoza Dallas, TX

Alex Guéry Tours, FR

Alyne Harding Austin, TX

Andrew Osborne Boston, MA

Angela de Hart - van Megen Eindhoven, NLNijmegen, NL

Anthony Ambrosino Providence, RI

Anthony Paderewski Savannah, GA

Aymen Moncer Tunis, TN

Bachir Abou Zeid Beirut, LB

Bart Dokter Leeuwarden, NL

Bill Rainey New Orleans, LA

Blerina Berberi Halifax, CA

Brian Higgins Salt Lake City, UT

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

Chris Overpeck Indianapolis, IN

Christina Carmona Orlando, FL

Christina Ruppert Baltimore, MDCharlotte, NCChicago, IL • and 14 more

Christine Delport Johannesburg, ZA

Christopher Cherry Toronto, CA

Claudia Fernandez Ibero-America CineXpress

Colin O'Brien Saint Louis, MO

Da Duponchel Dr Lima, PE

Daniela Vilar Franco Santa Cruz de la Sierra, BO

David Fugate Minneapolis, MN

David J. V. Schöbl Bratislava, SKBrno, CZKitwe, ZMPrague, CZ

Dennis Martinus ArubaBonaireSint Eustatius

Dennis Nieh Taipei, TW

Diane Villavieja New York, NY

Dino Moore Atlanta, GA

Drew Martin Kansas City, MO

Duane Trammell San Diego, CA World-Wide

Ester Stigliano Rome, IT

Eva Basteiro-Bertoli Rome, IT

Florencia Sader Punta del Este, UY

Gabriel Pimenta Córdoba, AR

Genevieve Assaf Warsaw, PL

Gideon Southwell London, GB

Gregory Miroir Brussels, BE

Hans Groenendijk Rotterdam, NL

Hisham Samie Cape Town, ZA

Indra van 't Hooft Eindhoven, NLNijmegen, NL

Iris Carter Greensboro, NC

Ivey Smith Reno, NV

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

Jessi Burkette Kansas City, MO

Jonathan Hout Lynchburg, VA

Jordan Lema Buffalo, NY

Josefina Cabrera Borges Buenos Aires, AR

Juan Pardo Aruba

Katherine Thompson Madison, WI

Keira Marti Austin, TX

Kevin Lyons Inland Empire, CA

Khayyam Khalid Karachi, PK

Kingsley Nyarko Accra, GH

kirk nordenstrom Missoula, MTSeattle, WA

Kris Thompson Houston, TX

Kristen Hamill Adelaide, AU

Kylie Lebaroff Indianapolis, IN

Laura Schlecht Houston, TX

Leanne Westphal Los Angeles, CA

Lisa Giles Richmond, VA

LOUIS VANGUIRALD Madrid, ES

Louise Knowles EdinburghGlasgowScotland

Mara Oprişiu Brasov, RO

Marco Haidar Córdoba, AR

Margriet Windt Amsterdam, NLUtrecht, NL

Maria Celeste Rodriguez Córdoba, AR

Maria Gracia San Martin Punta del Este, UY

Maria Leśnodorska Warsaw, PL

Marilha Naccari Florianópolis, BR

Marion Gustafson Duluth, MN

Martin Oberhaus Berlin, DE

Martina Mwanza Kitwe, ZM

Mary Helen Norris Lynchburg, VA

Matilda Casa Brussels, BE

Melissa Del Rosario Las Vegas, NV

Melody Mokhtarian New York, NY

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

Nandin-Erdene Sukhbaatar Mongolia

Nando Roman Orlando, FL

Natalie Delport Johannesburg, ZA

Neal Hartman Geneva, CHLausanne, CH

Nelson Ikeh Abuja, NG

Nerusha Sadapal Durban, ZA

Nina Underhill Geneva, CHLausanne, CH

Olivier Dussausse Hauts de FranceLyon, FRMarseille, FR • and 5 more

Patrick Fitzgerald Louisville, KY

Pierre van Megen - de Hart Eindhoven, NLNijmegen, NL

PJ Gaynard Pittsburgh, PA

Preeti Gopalkrishnan Mumbai, IN

Prince Bassey Abuja, NG

Priscilla Saracco Lyon, FRMarseille, FRMontpellier, FR • and 4 more

Radka Poláková Beránková Bratislava, SKBrno, CZPrague, CZ

Ramses Petronia ArubaCuraçao

Rebecca Madding Paducah, KY

Ricardo Mendes Lisbon, PT

Richard Schut Amsterdam, NLUtrecht, NL

Richard Trombly Shanghai, CN

Rick Minotte Duluth, MN

Robert Dragot Tirana, AL

Robin Amatmoestar Curaçao

Robyn Sarvis San Diego, CA World-Wide

Rodrigo Fernandez Miranda Cochabamba, BOLa Paz, BO

Roelton Thode Bonaire

Roma Triunfo Buenos Aires, AR

Ron George Cleveland, OH

Ryan O'Gorman Melbourne, AU

Ryota Mori Osaka, JPTokyo, JP

Sam Goldblatt EdinburghGlasgowScotland

Sam Zapiain Las Vegas, NV

Samuel Pace-Tuomi Des Moines, IA

Sarabeth Fox San Antonio, TX

Serine Gharibian Dubai, AE

Steve Nash Toronto, CA

Tania Innamorati Rome, IT

Teresa Hollinshead Adelaide, AU

The Phong Nguyen Ho Chi Minh City, VN

Tony Tabona Gaborone, BW

Trish Clark New Haven, CT

Tsogtbayar Namsrai Mongolia

Vanessa Arguedas Ibero-America CineXpress

Vernard Fields Cincinnati, OH

Walter Vinci Providence, RI

Warren Matson Milwaukee, WI

Wendy Robbins Tampa, FL

Willem Whitfield Brisbane, AU

William Fisher Charlotte, NC

Wouter van Gestel Eindhoven, NLNijmegen, NL

Yogi Chopra Mumbai, IN

Important Message: Copycat DisclaimerPrivacy Policy

Copyright © 2001-2020 48 Hour Film Project, Inc. All Rights Reserved