After graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in business and cinema, Chris’ film career has taken him from agency work, to coordinating post-production for American movies seen late at night in Belgium.
His film directing and producing work has resulted in frequent partnerships with Jeff Springer. They made their way to Nashville country and Christian music video industries, before finally forsaking their souls to commercial LA rock n’ roll. This work eventually culminated in their winning a Billboard Music Video Award.
Metzler co-directed John Waters's narrated documentary, Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and later won both the HBO Producer’s Award and the Robert Altman Award.
In 2010, he completed the documentary film, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, co-directed with Lev Anderson.
He is a recipient of the Bay Area Video Coalition’s AEA Award and has previously received funding support from the Pacific Pioneer Fund and the Fleishhacker Fund.