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Gentry Magazine Geoff Callan filmmaking, acting, producing, directing, Written by Jennifer Massoni Pardini,   Photo by Jack Hutcheson

"Whether it is through humor or by pulling at your heartstrings, I am driven to create innovative films, television, and ad campaigns that will ultimately inspire, educate, and make a difference in the lives of others." - Geoff Callan

As a 5th generation San Franciscan and avid athlete, Geoff Callan is an award-winning director, producer, and accomplished actor with over 30 years of experience in film, television, advertising, and New Media. Geoff not only produces and directs socially relevant, comedic, and dramatic films, but he is also a published and accomplished writer.

He is the proud father of two amazing daughters and married to a spectacular woman, Hilary Newsom.

Geoff graduated from St. Mary's College, CA where he was awarded a NCAA Division I golf Scholarship and served as team captain.

With success on both sides of the camera, Geoff is currently the President & Founder of Emmett Brooks Productions where he has produced, directed, and/or written numerous award-winning films, documentaries, short and feature films, Super Bowl commercials sports television shows, original web series & content, as well as national and international social and media ad campaigns. 


As an accomplished actor, he has co-starred in multiple feature films and television series, most notably cast opposite Will Smith in Pursuit of Happyness; Nicole Kidman in Hemmingway & Gellhorn; Chris Pine in Bottle Shock, Mark Ruffalo in ZODIAC, Ashley Judd and Samuel Jackson TWISTED, Jada Pinkett and Blair Underwood SET IT OFF, as well as guest-starring on FRAISER, NBC’s TRAUMA, and Amazon Studio’s BETAs, and many more.  Geoff's extensive film and television work as an actor and producer continue to grow.

Geoff was recently the lead producer, alongside partner Jeffrey Allard, of the multi-award Award Winning documentary film THE PUSH.  Geoff was the co-director of the film which follows Grant Korgan as he accomplishes the impossible and 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 globe, the geographic South Pole. This film has won numerous awards and can now be seen on numerous content streaming channels. 


“An exhilarating sense of accomplishment... A satisfying adrenaline high”
- The Hollywood Reporter

Geoff also produced, and co-directed with Mike Shaw, 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”. 

“A must-see documentary for anyone interested in marriage equalityand the
larger issue of civil rights in America today.”
- Karen Ocamb, IN Los Angeles


This  emotionally charged film is groundbreaking as it puts a face on American citizens who strive for marriage equality when then San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom uprooted the status quo and changed the way the United States of America looks at life, love, and marriage, and ignites what became our nation's next great civil right issue.


Along with the film winning multiple film festival Audience Awards, Geoff and Mike were awarded the “Local Hero Award” by GLAAD and recognized and honored by 7×7 Magazine as an “Innovative Leader in the Creative Industry” (Category: Independent Filmmaking).  In 2013, Geoff was hand selected by SONY to compete as a director in the Napa Valley Film Festival’s SONY 4K FILM CHALLENGE.

Other notable productions include producing and directing three (3) animated commercials that aired during SUPER BOWL XLIII, and being selected to produce and direct three (3) 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).


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 VP of Business Development & Director of Syndication.

In 2015, at the age of 46, Geoff tried out and made a semi-pro football team as the QB... he was the second oldest person on the team... including coaches...!



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