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Overview (3)

Born in San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameGeoffrey E. Callan
Nickname Callan

Mini Bio (1)

As a 5th generation San Franciscan, Geoff Callan is an award winning director, producer, and accomplished actor with over 21 years of experience in film, television, advertising, and New Media.

He is currently the President & Founder of Emergency Clock Productions he has produced and/or directed numerous award winning documentaries, short films, Super Bowl commercials, sports television shows, original web series & content, national and international social media campaigns.

Most notably, he produced and co-directed the Award Winning Documentary Film, PURSUIT OF EQUALITY, which has been lauded for being a "must see" film and as "required viewing for all Americans". Along with the film winning multiple film festival Audience Awards, Geoff was awarded the "Local Hero Award" by GLAAD and recognized and honored by 7x7 Magazine as an "Innovative Leader in the Creative Industry" (Category: Independent Filmmaking). In 2013, he was hand selected by SONY to compete as a director in the Napa Valley Film Festival's SONY 4K FILM CHALLENGE.

Along with Jeffrey Allard, he is produced the feature documentary film, THE PUSH, an inspiring film about Grant Korgan a world-class adventurer, who burst-fractured his L1 vertebrae while filming a snowmobiling segment in the Sierra Nevada back country. In 2012 Grant became the first spinal cord injured athlete to literally PUSH himself ~nearly 100 miles (the final degree of latitude) to the most inhospitable place on the planet - the bottom of the glove, the geographic South Pole.

Prior to founding Emergency Clock Productions, Geoff served as the Executive Producer for One World Network's (co-founded by Melanie Griffith) "new media" division. Callan was responsible for all film, video, and internet production, as well as creating fresh and original on and off-line video content for the company. Callan also served as Director of Business Development & Director of Syndication.

Callan is also an accomplished actor, having co-starred in multiple feature films and television series, most notably cast opposite Will Smith in Pursuit of Happyness; Nicloe Kidman in Hemmingway & Gellhorn; and Chris Pine in Bottle Shock.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Geoff Callan

Spouse (1)

Hilary Newsom (21 April 2001 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (23)

Brother-in-law of Producer, Director, Writer, and Actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom.
A 1 handicap Golfer and was the captain of his College NCAA Division I Golf Team. He has played in numerous celebrity golf tournaments.
When he first moved to LA he was in acting class with Brian Van Holt, Danny Comden, and Matt Kennedy (IV), Robert Callan, and Anna Getty,.
Geoff is the older cousin of actress Jacqueline Toboni.
He was selected with partner Mike Shaw (VIII) to produce and direct three Official United States Olympic Bid Films designed to enhance San Francisco's bid for the 2012 Olympics. Callan and Mike Shaw were hand selected by the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee (BASOC).
In 2014, Geoff played a season as a QB with the Marin County Pride, a Semi-Pro Football team. At 46, he was the oldest player to make the team.
Produced and directed three (3) animated commercials that aired during Super Bowl XLIII.
In 2013, he was selected, along with 4 other filmmakers, to compete in the Napa Valley Film Festival's Sony 4k Film Challenge. He was selected by SONY and the NVFF to direct a 5-minute short film. Based on a randomly assigned topic and using the latest SONY equipment, Hey Mickey was the film delivered by "Team Callan". Produced in less than 50 hours it stars Mickey the Baboon (Tom Cruise's sidekick "Hey Man" in the film Rock of Ages).
Geoff is the brother-in-law of Lt. Gov. of California Gavin Newsom.
Prior to founding Emergency Clock Productions, Geoff served as the Executive Producer for One World Network's (co-founded by Melanie Griffith "new media" division. He was responsible for all film, video and Internet production.
In 2006 Geoff recognized and honored by 7x7 Magazine as an "Innovative Leader in the Creative Industry" (Category: Independent Filmmaking).
As a director and Producer, his film Pursuit of Equality (2005) was the selected as one of the "Best of Fest" at the 17th Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2006.
As a director and Producer, his film Pursuit of Equality (2005) was an official selection to the Long Beach Q Film Festival in 2008.
As a director and Producer, his film Pursuit of Equality (2005) was an official selection to the Maui Film Festival 2005.
As a director and Producer, his film Pursuit of Equality (2005) was an official selection to the Tahoe Reno International Film Festival 2006.
As a director and Producer, his film Pursuit of Equality (2005) Won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 48th San Francisco International Film Festival in 2005.
As a director and Producer, his film Pursuit of Equality (2005) was the Audience Award Winner at the 12th Annual San Luis Obispo Film Festival 2006.
In 2009, then San Francisco, CA: Mayor Gavin Newsom and actor Jason Lewis presented a Local Hero Award to San Francisco filmmakers Geoff Callan and Mike Shaw for their film Pursuit of Equality (2005).
As a director and Producer, his film Pursuit of Equality (2005) was the selected as one of the "Best of Fest" at the Palm Springs INT'L Film Festival 2006.
As a director and Producer, his film Pursuit of Equality (2005) was an official selection to the 50th Cork Film Festival, Ireland 2005.
As a director and Producer, his film Pursuit of Equality (2005) was the selected the12th Annual San Luis Obispo Film 2006.
As a director and Producer, his film Pursuit of Equality (2005) was the Audience Award Winner at the 9th Annual Sonoma Valley Film Festival 2006.
As a director and Producer, his film Pursuit of Equality (2005) was an official selection to OUTFEST 2005,.

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