Veteran producer with decades of experience and credits ranging from indie NYC cult classics like HAMLET to tentpole epics such as PACIFIC RIM and STAR WARS 9.
Callum Greene has worked on a myriad of acclaimed independent and studio movies. Nominated twice by the IFP Spirit Awards in 2004 for Happy Here and Now, which won the audience award at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, and Homework, that won the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance the same year, Greene is renowned for his ability to bring projects to the big screen under any circumstance: From Homework (under $20,000) to Pacific Rim (under $200 million).
After spending 21 months in New Zealand setting up New Line Cinema’s The Hobbit movies with Guillermo del Toro, Greene moved on in September 2010 to At the Mountains of Madness with del Toro directing and James Cameron also producing and then when that was put on hold, he produced Pacific Rim (2013) for Legendary and Warner Brothers with del Toro directing. He then produced Crimson Peak (2015), again with Guillermo del Toro and then began prep as Executive Producer on Star Wars 9 in 2016 which he produced for four years until its release in December 2019. JJ Abrams wrote and directed.
In the past 12 years he’s produced Columbia’s Vantage Point, and Made of Honor, and served as co-producer on Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (2006). He also line-produced Emilio Estevez’s Bobby, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival (2007) as well as Director/Writer/Producer Sofia Coppola’s Academy Award winner, Lost In Translation. He then executive produced Miramax’s Everybody’s Fine starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell.
Other producing credits for Greene include such independents as Thumbsucker, The Beautiful Country, Second Best, which all premiered at Sundance, and The Next Best Thing. He also produced the acclaimed television movies, Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story, starring James Woods, and (with Spike Lee) 3 A.M., starring Danny Glover, Michelle Rodriguez and Pam Grier. In addition, Greene has produced numerous documentaries, including This So Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs The Late Henry Moss, featuring Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and Sam Shepard; and Director Mike Mills’ documentary Does Your Soul Have A Cold for IFC TV.
Greene began in Europe as a producer and stage manager of theater. Greene then enrolled at Columbia University in their Masters program in 1995, and the following year was awarded the Arthur Krim fellowship to encourage his producing abilities. He went on to co-produce such features as Long Time Since, The Farmhouse and In The Weeds, as well as line-producing Better Living, Hostage and Ethan Hawke’s Hamlet.