Calvin Callaway was born in College Station, Texas where he was raised and lived until 1999, after which he moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinema Television. He has since worked as a photographer, director, and director of photography in film, television and commercials. In 2007, Calvin formed Lost Colony Films with partners and fellow cinematoigraphers Matt Valentine and Pyongson (Sunny) Yim as a company specializing in large sensor camera, specialty lighting and New Media production. He now lives in Silverlake with a one-eyed cat named Winky.