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I‘m a freelance writer, film producer and editor, photographer, and/or whatever the project calls for.
My writing, photos, and videos have appeared in publications like Outside magazine, the REI Co-op Journal, Mashable, VICE, and the Seattle Times. I’ve written about things like selling my kidney on Facebook in the Balkans (not that hard) and how to build a pot farm from scratch (harder). I’ve profiled Instagram yoga celebrities, well-known climbers, and people you should know about.
My graduate program in journalism and international relations at NYU took me to Sarajevo, where I reported my first feature and worked at an investigative reporting center. In 2014 I headed to Santa Fe for a fellowship at Outside mag and I’ve been writing for the publication ever since. I joined Talweg Creative in 2015 and spent three years as their in-house producer. That’s where I cut my teeth on film and learned how to translate telling stories with words into telling them visually, producing films for YETI, REI, Outside, Porsche, the New Mexico Tourism Department, and RAM Trucks. Some of that work has screened at festivals like Tribeca, Banff, and Telluride MountainFilm.
I went freelance in 2017 and today I spend about half of my time writing and half of my time producing, directing, and editing films. For example, over the past year I wrote a ton for Outside, edited an issue of Alpinist, directed Outside’s first original documentary Sacred Strides, shot and edited Dawa a film that accompanied a feature story I wrote, produced a few still photo shoots for brands like Marmot and Thermarest, produced a shoot on Denali for ROAM, produced a feature film called Adaptive, edited “Eat Like” a monthly video series for Outside, and produced and edited a video campaign for Protect Our Winters. This year, films I’ve worked on have screened at festivals like MountainFilm, Banff, 5Point, and No Man’s Land.
I also work on ad campaigns, manage social media accounts, and write film scripts. Shoot me an email to say hi, talk about projects, ask me for my robust hand modeling portfolio, or go trail running/skiing/climbing/coffee drinking.
annadcallaghan at gmail dot com // anna at talweg creative dot com