Christof worked as a lighting designer and production manager in the entertainment business before completing his post-graduate masters in business administration studies in 2000. He then worked for the Expo.02 until 2002. Christof participated in the program “Producer on the Move” during the 2006 Festival de Cannes. He is a board member of Swiss Films and executive member of ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen).
Hugofilm was founded in 1999 by a group of filmmakers, musicians and artists as an atelier for creative interaction and brainstorming. It is one of Switzerland’s leading production companies. Its most successful production so far is Vitus by Fredi M. Murer which premiered at the Berlinale 2006 and was shortlisted for the academy awards 2007. Vitus was sold to over 40 territories.
In 2009, two films produced by Hugofilm had their multi-national release: Pepperminta by Pipilotti Rist (screened at the Venice Film Festival) and Tannöd by Bettina Oberli.