What we do
The 48 PROJECTS Inc. creates, organizes, develops and administers unique projects for the global community. The 48 Projects line is a series of creative endeavours that have a 48-hour competition period for participants. This series of 48-hour competitions are meant to foster creativity, and promote various forms of art and entertainment. Each of the 48 Projects will provide multiple opportunities for participants to learn, grow, and discover their unique talents while competing for prizes and the chance to promote their own careers in a showcase event tailored to the project at hand.
These projects are completed at the participants’ convenience and locale, and submitted online. This rich project line reaches out to artists in various communities. Participants require no experience; they may be amateurs or professionals. They decide on their own team members and team size. Freedom and autonomy are emphasized within each competition, with minimal guidelines to ensure compliance with the rules as well as adding a creative, challenging element to the competitions.
Who we are
The 48 PROJECTS Inc. executive management team consists of highly experienced professionals with extensive contacts and strong, long-standing relationships with media and influential members in every sector of the entertainment industry. The team draws on both these far-reaching contacts and superb creative strategies as essential tools in the development of the arts and entertainment industries.
CEO - Chairman / Creator
Francesco Vitali is an accomplished entertainment industry professional with a long proven track record of success within both the domestic and international arenas. Actor, Director, and Producer, Francesco sparks the ideas and directs the teams. Communicator extraordinaire, he started as a journalist in Athens, Greece, armed with a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies and Marketing. With more than 150 commercials in his belt, Francesco is the Founder and mastermind of The 48FILM Project and the 48 Independent Short Film Festival. Show More
As a consultant, he currently uses his professional relationships and expertise by providing Production and screenplay development, consulting films, securing and arranging marketing strategy for the US and International productions.
A regular participant in most Major Film and Television markets as well as International Festivals around the world, Francesco Vitali still pursues one on one consultation with producers, writers, and film directors.
Francesco Vitali has several corporate clients and has produced in the recent years' commercials, shorts, and documentaries.
Through 48 Projects Inc, he is currently working as an executive producer capacity, writer, and director, to several feature projects.
Executive Producer / Co Founder
Well known producer, founder of Creamy White Inc. and Co-founder of 48 Film Project, Chris is a social media and brand expert turned movie producer. He gained experience promoting consumer brands and celebrities through online and traditional channels, and now producing short films in many genres.
Executive Producer / Production Consultant
Luke was born in Stamford, Connecticut and moved to Washington D.C. where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Georgetown University. After starting and selling two successful businesses, he moved to Los Angeles.
Director of Operations
Nana Palaitsaki, journalist and media anchorwoman, formerly editor and producer of Olympus Marathon for Skai TV, Greece, hosts the Respect Greece project and is a key driving force. Nana has over 130,000 hours of media production under her belt in her glittering TV career.
Chief of Technology
John Barounis is the brain behind the code. His main ability is to understand and solve problems by developing high level algorithms. He has graduated from the Department of Informatics Engineering of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete.
Graphic designer and editor. Ilenya lives life in color, and travels the world for her work. Graduating from Goldsmith's College in London, she's known for her work on the Aqua brand, Icarus Sports and 48 Film Project. Multi-talented, with experience in projects for TV, 'A'-Listers, film and video, she's a cut above the rest in editing, production and post-production, AV and graphic design.