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, Dr. Jean Russo and Ellen Wakefield also serve on the board.

News & Events

March 11, 2016 - Help Kickstart our next project!

The amazing story of how a strong-willed Baltimore belle overcame her tragic marriage to Napoleon’s younger brother to become one of the world’s most fascinating women.

An independent production of Make Your Mark Media, this one-hour documentary is slated for national distribution on public television.

Please visit our Kickstarter page and help spread the word!

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!

July 4, 2015 - Our new documentary Brookeville: Capital for a Day will air on Maryland Public Television on August 26th at 10 pm. More information including a preview can be found here.