DRIFTER centers on a pair of outlaw brothers, Miles and Dominic Pierce, in a post apocalyptic desert wasteland. They are on their way to kill the man who murdered their father however their mission takes a drastic detour when their car is hijacked causing them to take shelter in the eerie town of Deml.
The brothers quickly discover the town is inhabited by a family of cannibalistic lunatics and their sadistic Mayor, Doyle. Now they must fight for survival to escape the town.
If there was ever a truly universal language, I believe music occupies that spot. Below are some photos taken during a recent recording session I was privileged to sit in on.
Meet the crew.
The crew behind Drifter.
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / CO-WRITER
Chris has made a bunch of short films including FUEL JUNKIE, BLOODSHOT ANIMALS, WHITE TRASH and VODKA 7 all dealing with serial killers, junkies and gangsters. WHITE TRASH had its World Premiere at the Chinese Theatre for the 17th Annual Dances With Films film festival and won ‘Best Guerilla’ short for the 10th Annual Action on Film film festival. VODKA 7 won ‘Best Cinematography’ at the WILDsound film festival in Toronto and screened at Tribeca Cinemas for the 9th Annual Big Apple film festival. His latest short film, FUEL JUNKIE recently had its premiere screening at Sony Picture Studios and is currently on the festival circuit. DRIFTER is his debut feature film.
Chris von Hoffmann’s biggest influences are Scorsese, William Friedkin, Jean-Pierre Melville and Abel Ferrrara. Some of his favorite films are FINGERS, CHINA GIRL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, THE SHINING and KILLING ZOE.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Tobias Deml is a visual artist and filmmaker from Austria. His interest in drawing and reading developed early on through comics and lack of a television set. In 2008, at the age of 18 and after graduating from high school, he served in a social service for one year in Los Angeles and Montreal to substitute his mandatory Austrian military service. During this year abroad, he discovered the magic of living among a foreign culture and decided to become a filmmaker, building on his 7 years of self-taught visual art skills and his existing fascination for the collaborative process.
Tobias studied film at Santa Monica College in Los Angeles and went on to work on 50+ film projects as a Cinematographer. He co-founded the LA-based production company, PRODIGIUM PICTURES LLC in 2011, and just recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in film.
Originally from the great state of Wisconsin, Chris has been in Los Angeles since June of 2012 mostly doing assistant editor work for shows like AMERICAN IDOL, TEEN WOLF, AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, the MTV MOVIE AWARDS, the BET HIP HOP AWARDS, ICE COLD GOLD, and more.
He likes watching HANNIBAL, playing with his dog Rosie, and the Green Bay Packers. The best movie he’s ever seen is RAGING BULL but BACK TO THE FUTURE is his favorite. Chris Visser and Chris von Hoffmann have been editor/director collaborators since late 2012. Most recently he was promoted to a full-time editor position at Geiger Post in Hollywood.
Nao Sato is a Japanese film composer based in Los Angeles. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has been working as a professional Composer and arranger. His recent works include WHITE TRASH which premiered at the Chinese Theatre for the Dances With Films film festival, and FUEL JUNKIE which premiered at Sony Picture Studios, both directed by Chris von Hoffmann. He was also the composer for the musical, SHARJAH ORATORIO, which was recorded by 70-piece German Film Orchestra in Berlin.
- GREG DAVIS – Associate Producer / UPM
- MANDY SELLICK – First Assistant Director
- CARY STACY – Music and Sound Editor
- GABRIELA GASTELLANOS – Hair / MU Stylist
- KRIS KOBZINA – Special FX Artist
- TENNIEL CHU – Production Designer
- DIEGO NUNEZ CASTELLANOS – Gaffer
- KEVIN O’FARRELL – Sound Mixer / Boom OP
- TAYLOR HOLLAND – BTS Videographer
- JONATHAN PEREZ – Storyboard Artist
Meet the cast.
The cast behind Drifter.
“MILES PIERCE” / CO-WRITER
Aria is a former member of the repertory theatre company “Playhouse West,” a west coast division of Sandy Meisner’s “Neighborhood Playhouse” in New York City. Following that, he studied under Scott Caan, Val Lauren, James Franco and Ivana Chubbuck.
Aria co-wrote and starred in a play entitled MADE IN AMERICA that ran for 10 weeks in North Hollywood and continued its run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival where it was chosen as the Pick of the Fringe Winner. He also played a supporting role in THE KNOCKOUT GAME, a short film that was selected into the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Int. Film Festival.
He most recently starred in the short film FUEL JUNKIE which premiered at Sony Picture Studios back in December 2014. It is now making the festival rounds.
Drew is an American actor born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He is a former member of the repertory theatre, “Playhouse West,” and has starred and co-starred in numerous short films and a couple low budget features. Most recently the feature film GOD SEND which was produced by Scott Haze.