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Peter Callahan was born and raised in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. A high school dropout, he drove a taxi for several years before returning to school, eventually earning a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Moving to Los Angeles, Callahan optioned several screenplays to Hollywood studios before returning to his hometown to write and direct the independent feature, "Last Ball", in 2001. The film had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival and its international premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain, where it was the sole U.S. film selected to compete in their prestigious New Director's competition, and went on to screen in festivals in over 20 countries around the world and win several awards.

His second feature, "Against the Current", had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, and won jury prizes at the AFI Dallas Film Festival, The Williamstown Film Festival, and The Verona Film Festival in Italy. Distributed by IFC Films, "Against the Current" stars Joseph Fiennes, Justin Kirk, Elizabeth Reaser, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Mary Tyler Moore.

Based in New York, Callahan is currently working on film and TV projects.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anon

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