Chris Mars was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1961. When Mars was five years old, his eldest brother was institutionalized for Schizophrenia. This event set Mars on a life path of creative expression seeking to "....to liberate through revelation the actualized Self in those proposed by some to have no self at all."
Films by Chris Mars have screened at numerous museums including New York's Museum of Modern Art and Paris's Halle St. Pierre. Festival venues have included Sundance, SXSW, Palm Springs ShortFest, Starz Denver, Chicago and Athens International Film Festivals and Florida Film Festival, among others.