A New Jersey native, Chris von Hoffmann studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and performed in several Off-Broadway plays before moving to Los Angeles to focus full-time on filmmaking and screenwriting.
Starting small to hone his skills, Chris wrote, produced, and directed several short films before making his feature debut in 2016, Drifter. On only a minuscule budget, Chris demonstrated a unique style and confidence behind the camera that resulted in immediate attention from industry leaders. Drifter was quickly picked up for distribution by Alameda Entertainment and then licensed to Netflix and other platforms for well above its original budget.
Following the debut success of Drifter, Chris was signed by Creative Artists Agency and Grandview Management. The team set their sights on Chris’s follow-up film: Monster Party, a horror/thriller/comedy with star power like Erin Moriarty, Robin Tunney, and Lance Reddick. The film went on to secure worldwide distribution by RLJE Entertainment in 2018, then became a Shudder Exclusive in 2019. It garnered critical praise from respected critics, with The Hollywood Reporter quoting, “gleefully gory and darkly funny, Monster Party is the sort of extreme genre exercise that separates real fans from mere dilettantes.”
His 2022 film, Devil's Workshop starring Emile Hirsch, Radha Mitchell, and Timothy Granaderos, was released in select theaters and on worldwide digital platforms via Lionsgate.