A nonprofit 501(c)3 based in Maryland, Make Your Mark Media, Inc. is dedicated to educating and entertaining audiences while creating awareness for social, educational and environmental issues.


Mark Hildebrand has been executive director of Make Your Mark Media since its creation in 2009. He has directed and produced two feature documentaries that have aired on public television – Anthem: The Story Behind The Star-Spangled Banner and Brookeville: Capital for a Day.

In 2013 Mark led the team that created The Anthem Project - an online resource for Maryland teachers and students with lesson plans and activities based on video segments from Anthem. He has also created films for the National Park Service, Farragut Films, The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission and Colonial Players of Annapolis.

Board of Directors

Make Your Mark Media is governed by a board of directors currently chaired by Eileen Wirz. Dan Kavanaugh serves as treasurer and Jason Vaughan serves as secretary. Dr. Jean Russo also serves on the board.

News & Events

March 2017 - Historic Annapolis is restoring the James Brice House.

April 2017 will mark the 250th anniversary of when construction began on this grand Georgian mansion. Make Your Mark Media is helping document this important project.

January 2017 - Digital Storytelling with Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Make Your Mark Media is working with the Signature Program at Anne Arundel County Public Schools to develop Digital Storytelling Clubs as a pilot program at two high schools in Maryland. Students at Arungel and Southern High Schools will create video projects that bring together skills from many disciplines, including math, science, language, writing, music and art. The goal is to have these projects completed by the end of the school year and expand the programs in the fall.

Sept 17, 2015 - Our next project will be a documentary film about a remarkable woman - Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte.

The daughter of a wealthy Baltimore merchant, she married Napoleon’s younger brother in 1803 and devoted her life to secure a title for their son.

We are in the early stages of the project and are seeking funding and support. Stay tuned for more details!

August 25, 2015 - Our new documentary Brookeville: Capital for a Day aired on Maryland Public Television at 10 pm. More information including a preview can be found here.