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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.


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.


Liz Langston Co-Founder / Executive Producer

Langston co-founded the 48HFP back in 2001. After years as a nerdy researcher she found that making movies was much more fun. Even she is surprised that spreading this love of filmmaking has met with such a large response. In 2011 Langston launched a spin-off 48HFP project – the 48 Music Video Project, and in 2012, launched the 48 Horror Project, which is rapidly spreading worldwide.

She manages the 48HFP; develops new opportunities; oversees marketing, social media, and public relations; engages with the press; and biennually spearheads the 48HFP's Film Festival, Filmapaplooza. She lives in Albuquerque, where she also produces the local 48HFP Film Project. She frequently attends film festivals and travels to 48HFP cities to connect with filmmakers and City Producers.


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 City 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.


Austin Madrid Asst. Dir. of Operations


Nicole Haddock Post Production Manager


City Producers

Aaron Johnston Columbus, OH

Afonso Fontão Castelo Branco, PT

Agnieszka Sękowska Warsaw, PL

Akram Moncer Sfax, TNTunis, TN

Alessandro Pederzoli Mexico City, MX

Alex Espinoza Dallas, TX

Alex Guéry Tours, FR

Alexander Garcia New Orleans, LA

Alexis Keenan San Francisco, CA

Alyne Harding Austin, TX

Anthony Ambrosino Providence, RI

Anthony Paderewski Savannah, GA

Austin Madrid Albuquerque, NM

Aymen Moncer Sfax, TNTunis, TN

Bart Dokter Leeuwarden, NL

Ben Guaraldi Boston, MA

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

Bruce Sales Asheville, NC

Caillin Basson Windhoek, NA

Camilla Demichelis Mexico City, MX

Carlos Llanten Santiago de Cali, CO

Carlota Escobar Astrelli Santiago, CL

Carol CK Kioko Nairobi, KE

Celeste Harlow Minneapolis, MN

Chad Thomas Louisville, KY

Charles Tagg Johannesburg, ZA

Checho Sarabia Ascanio Bucaramanga, CO

Chris Ackerman Jacksonville, FL

Chris Overpeck Indianapolis, IN

Christian Fonseca Quiceno Bucaramanga, CO

Christopher Cherry Toronto, CA

Cory Greene Paducah, KY

David Duponchel Lima, PE

David Stott New York, NY

David J. V. Schöbl Brno, CZ

Deborah Gordon Nashville, TN

Dennis Nieh Taipei, TW

Deontae Trundle Atlanta, GA

Derek Stonebarger Las Vegas, NV

Dolores Marimón Córdoba, AR

Doug Lantz San Juan, PR

Drew Martin Kansas City, MO

Duane Trammell San Diego, CA

Dylan Drummond Dundee, GB

Eddie Fritz Detroit, MI

Edwin Torres Medellín, CO

Emanuele Ruggiero Brno, CZ

ester stigliano Rome, IT

Eva Basteiro-Bertoli Rome, IT

Florencia Sader Punta del Este, UY

Gal Greenspan Israel

Graham Trelfer London, GB

Gus Guillen San Jose, CA

Hans Groenendijk Rotterdam, NL

Hisham Samie Cape Town, ZA

Ike Nnaebue Lagos, NG

Ingrid Cossio Cochabamba, BO

Iris Carter Greensboro, NC

Jacquie Jones Durban, ZA

James Lewis Washington, DC

Janice Troha Cincinnati, OHCleveland, OH

Jared Stepp Milwaukee, WI

Javier Valencia Palomino Arequipa, PECuzco, PE

Jeannette Rainey Hampton Roads, VA

Jeff Hahn Little Rock, AR

Jerry Vasilatos Chicago, IL

Jessi Burkette Kansas City, MO

Jessica Palmaccio Rome, IT

Jessica Turner Indianapolis, IN

Joaquin Ibarra Córdoba, AR

Jonathan Hout Lynchburg, VA

Jordan Lema Buffalo, NY

Josefina Cabrera Borges Buenos Aires, AR

Joshua Addante Inland Empire, CA

Juan Restrepo Medellín, CO

Jutka Bari Budapest, HU

Kahmeela Friedson Pittsburgh, PA

Kat Touschner Saint Louis, MO

Katherine Thompson Madison, WI

Katie Ortman Des Moines, IA

Kelsey Huber Minneapolis, MN

Kendra Crooks Albuquerque, NM

Kris Thompson Houston, TX

Kristen Hamill Adelaide, AU

Kristin Nolan Denver, CO

krk nordenstrom Seattle, WA

Kyle Snavely Orlando, FL

Landee Bryant-Greene Paducah, KY

Laura Schlecht Houston, TX

Leanne Westphal Los Angeles, CA

Lisa Giles Richmond, VA

Liz Langston Albuquerque, NM

Louise Knowles EdinburghGlasgow

Manila Mazzarini Rome, IT

Maria Gracia San Martin Punta del Este, UY

Mariela Cardozo Paravicini La Paz, BO

Marion Pallier AquitaineBrest, FRBrussels, BE • and 11 more

Matt Grehan Brisbane, AUMelbourne, AU

Melissa Robison Machinima

Michael Elmore Seoul, KR

Michael Keeney Madison, WI

Michael Westphal Los Angeles, CA

Naomi Ebert Smith Adelaide, AU

Natalie Delport Johannesburg, ZA

Nathan LaBrusciano Philadelphia, PA

Neal Hartman Geneva, CHLausanne, CH

Nicholas Chee Singapore

Olivier Dussausse AquitaineBrest, FRBrussels, BE • and 11 more

Onur Akmehmet İstanbul, TR

Paul Ratner Prague, CZ

Petra Ratner Prague, CZ

Pierre van Megen Eindhoven, NLNijmegen, NL

Preeti Gopalkrishnan Mumbai, INNew Delhi, IN

Rachel Guaraldi Boston, MA

Radka Poláková Beránková Brno, CZ

Ramses Petronia Curaçao

Ricardo Mendes Lisbon, PT

Richard Schut Amsterdam, NLUtrecht, NL

Ró Sawyers Windhoek, NA

Robert Dragot Tirana, AL

Robyn Sarvis San Diego, CA

Rodrigo Miranda Cochabamba, BO

Roma Triunfo Buenos Aires, AR

Ryota Mori Osaka, JPTokyo, JP

Sam Goldblatt EdinburghGlasgow

Sarabeth Fox San Antonio, TX

Shao Wei Goh Singapore

Sophie Jouanlong AquitaineBrest, FRBrussels, BE • and 11 more

Stephanie Cristancho Washington, DC

Steve Nash Toronto, CA

Teresa Seina Omaha, NE

Tony Mark Grand Cayman

Tony Tabona Gaborone, BW

Trish Clark New Haven, CT

Tsogtbayar Namsrai Hohhot, CNMongolia

Wendy Robbins Tampa, FL

William Fisher Charlotte, NC

Ying Tong Chng Singapore

Yogi Chopra Mumbai, INNew Delhi, IN

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