Hi, I’m Rich Hoffman.
I am an independent filmmaker that does a little bit of everything- write, shoot, direct, edit, produce- on a wide variety of projects. I grew up in Philadelphia, and returned to the area in 1997 to marry my high school sweetheart and start Coyopa Productions, my client service business. I’ve done everything from weddings and bar mitzvahs to commercials, corporate, educational, and legacy films. Over the years, I’ve managed to squeak out a few of my own projects, including Invisible Mountains which won Best Film at DV magazine’s 2003 film festival. I first started developing my still-image movie technique with 2007’s Fridays at the Farm, which won several awards and was selected for ten traveling film festivals before airing nationally on The Sundance Channel. Later that year, I created Prayer for Philadelphia, which won the grand prize in a contest held by the Philadelphia Inquirer. I’ve also I’ve received three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships (for screenwriting, documentary, and narrative filmmaking).