Hailing originally from Columbia, Missouri, Caullen is a Chicago-living activist, social entrepreneur, and award-winning film director, producer with over half a decade of experience in film, commercial and television/web. With over 10 festival appearances, including the LA Film Review Independent Awards, Atlanta Documentary Film Festival, and the Guam International Film Festival for short film "Blue Notes" and micro-documentary "Calvin's Story", he has produced projects supported by activist groups geared towards affecting policy and changing public opinion on important social issues. Caullen has also worked on various independent film and TV projects including "Embers", which garnered premiered at the Chicago International Film Festival. Additionally, some of his work, like the feature documentary "What's Beef?", has been used as educational curriculum in university classrooms. Caullen graduated with a BS in Digital Cinema from DePaul University in 2013. He then joined his love of cinema and passion for social justice to create SoapBox Productions and Organizing, a film production and social activism non-profit that specializes in multimedia curation and development of grassroots organizing efforts and creative projects geared towards structural social change. In June 2017, Caullen earned his MA in Sociology at DePaul University, which has helped him gain a better understanding of the root causes, histories, theoretical frameworks, and legislation behind various social issues. Most importantly, it has given him a new skill set on the ways in which to explore said issues through social research, qualitative interviewing and observation, and creative pathways, thus connecting the creative to the academic to the activist for the better. When not creating films or consulting with grassroots organizing campaigns, Caullen can be found writing, recording Bourbon 'n BrownTown podcast, teaching fitness classes, or sipping on the finest of whiskeys...but not at the same time.