Drew Callner is the founding member of Callner Creates, a video production company based in Birmingham, Alabama.
Drew comes from a long family history of film production. He grew up influenced by his Grandfather and Uncle writing, directing, and producing films.
Growing up in Seattle, Washington, he eventually attended the Art Institute of Seattle, majoring in video production. After art school, Drew moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Upon leaving the military, Drew moved back to Birmingham to pursue his passion for filmmaking.
In 2016, he embarked on a feature length documentary, Recovering Hope. It took almost three years to shoot and edit, but the success was undeniable. Seeing the vast outreach from his first project, went on to gain further experience working on feature films, working multiple departments, including but not limited to: Camera Department, Art Department, Locations Department, and Set Production. He works regularly with large production houses, such as HBO, Netflix, FOX and HULU.
He currently runs Callner Creates, where he acts as the Executive Producer, Director and Editor. Callner Creates works with many companies, foundations, and individuals to provide full scale productions for commercials, films, music videos, marketing videos and story consultation. Callner Creates still maintains production of passion projects as well, ranging from written narratives to documentaries.
To date, Drew has won multiple awards as a Director , Editor, and Actor from U.S. and international film festivals and is acknowledged regularly for his work in film addressing sociological issues in the community.