About the project
Hi! My name is Kiwi Callahan, and I want to know everything about everything.
That's what it comes down to. I know it looks like I'm just throwing myself headfirst into crazy situations for the fun of it, but I do have a plan: to change the world, one mini-doc at a time. Problems are best solved by increasing our knowledge and understanding of them, so I'm going to toss out everything I think I know, go to all of the places that I wouldn't normally find myself, ask impertinent questions, and get to know the people who make up this crazy human race of ours. Of course, this is way more effective if people are watching, so I'm very grateful that you've stopped by!
If there's anything else you'd like to know, please don't hesitate to drop me a line over on the contact page!
Knowledge is awesome! Let's know more stuff together!
Currently, I'm a documentary filmmaker, a martial artist, a wino, and a seriously heavy sleeper. But it wasn't always that way.
I discovered the magic of being a performer when I was about 8 years old. I am very fortunate to have parents who supported my artistic inclinations by enrolling me in almost every arts activity available in my hometown in Colorado--from children’s choir to violin lessons. My love for the arts continued to grow, and I went on to attend Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where I received a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. After graduation, I enjoyed a considerable amount of success as a professional actress, including a national tour with Sesame Street Live!, numerous off-Broadway and regional theater shows, and some television work.
As I got older, I found myself growing more politically and globally aware. I became more confident in my beliefs, less sure that I knew everything, and drawn to a different kind of story; I was more interested in what was happening to people in real time and in the present tense, and I started to crave real-life adventures instead of scripted ones. After much consideration (read: pacing, wine consumption, sleeping, and chocolate eating), I decided to change directions and pursue a career in documentary filmmaking.
I started by launching “Where I Don’t Belong,” a series of documentary shorts dedicated to exploring the lives of people who live outside the proverbial “box,” and by doing so illuminating how much we can have in common with people we might not otherwise understand.
It’s been a long and winding road from the farmhouse in Northern Colorado to my apartment in NYC, and my guiding light has always been the joy that comes from cracking open the core of the story. In addition to this project, I am also developing two full-length feature documentaries and three more web series. To stay up to date with all of my real-life adventures, follow me on social media: