After graduating from USC with a degree in business and cinema, Chris Metzler's film career has taken him from the depths of ad agency work, to coordinating post-production for awful American movies seen late at night in Belgium. His film directing and producing work has resulted in him criss-crossing the country with the aid of caffeinated beverages. He eventually made his way in the Nashville country and Christian music video industries, before finally forsaking his soul to commercial LA rock n' roll.
Chris Metzler eventually fled to San Francisco to join the independent documentary film scene and start work on his feature length directorial debut the offbeat environmental documentary, Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, which was narrated by John Waters. Premiering at the Slamdance Film Festival, the film went on to win more than 35 awards, was released theatrically in the United States, and broadcast nationally on the Sundance Channel. Chris now finds himself pursuing documentaries featuring gay truck drivers, Australian opal miners, and the Black rock/funk/punk band, Fishbone.