Darren Callahan is a Chicago-based film director, playwright, novelist, screenwriter and musician whose primary works include The Audrey Green Chronicles, City of Human Remains, The White Airplane & Horror Academy: Two Plays by Darren Callahan, the three-play cycle about Hollywood entitled Beautiful Women in Terrible Trouble, and the discography of Travel, a noise rock band featuring poet Matt Hart.
His plays have been produced by Chicago's Babes With Blades, Polarity Ensemble Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Breadline Theatre, Stage 773, PROP THTR, and City Lit. Chicago Reader named him Critics Choice for his novel The Vanishing of Archie Gray (2004).
He is the author of several produced radio dramas, including Uncle Ant (1997), The Death Guard (2000), The Tokyo Tourist Bureau (2005), The Wave (1998), and Carnival of Spies (2001).
He is president and founder of Phantom Soundtracks, a U.S.-based recording company that only releases soundtracks to nonexistent films.
In 2012, he wrote, directed, and composed the score for Glass City Films' production of Under the Table, a horror movie.
In 2013, he wrote, directed, and composed the score for Doll Films' production of Desperate Dolls, a horror movie.