THE PROJECT

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About The
Trevor Project


About The
Trevor Helpline


How to Help a
Suicidal Person

Support Groups
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How to Make an
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The Trevor Helpline
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THE FILM

Film Synopsis

Awards and
Reviews


Cast and
Crew Credits


About the
Filmmakers


TREVOR
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Your Own Copy

 


About The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is a nonprofit endeavor created by the makers of TREVOR to promote tolerance for gay and questioning youth, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group. Statistics have shown that gay teens are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers, and The Trevor Project hopes, through its efforts, to prevent some of those tragedies from occurring.

The cornerstone of The Trevor Project is the 18-minute film TREVOR, a comedy/drama about a gay 13-year old boy named Trevor who, when rejected by friends and peers because of his sexuality, makes an unsuccessful attempt to take his life. Heartfelt and moving, this bittersweet tale won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

Designed from the start to be part of an educational package for school and institutional use, the film TREVOR was combined with teaching guides and support materials created by Intermedia, Inc., an award-winning educational media company with a long history of bringing difficult subjects into the classroom. Since its completion in 1995, the TREVOR educational package has been acquired by hundreds of schools, universities, community groups and professional organizations around the country.

Coinciding with the airing of TREVOR on HBO, The Trevor Project established the first national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention hotline aimed at gay youth. The Trevor Helpline is managed by Dr. Jay Nagdimon, Director of the Suicide Prevention Center in Los Angeles. Established with startup funds provided by The Colin

Higgins Foundation, the Helpline can be reached at 800-850-8078, where trained counselors are available to help teens in crisis. Fundraising is ongoing to support the helpline's full-time operation. (If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, click here to find out how.)

The Trevor Project was established by the creators of TREVOR. They are producer Randy Stone, producer/director Peggy Rajski, and writer James Lecesne.

Producer Randy Stone is an Emmy Award-winning casting director, whose credits include "The X-Files" and "Say Anything." He also developed and executive produced "Little Man Tate." He is currently the senior vice president of talent and casting at 20th Century Fox Television. Next year, he will produce, along with Jodie Foster, a feature film from James Wong and Glen Morgan's script "Hangman", which Wong will direct.

Director/producer Peggy Rajski is a former feature film producer whose credits include "Home for the Holidays", "Little Man Tate", "The Grifters" and "The Brother From Another Planet." She directed second unit photography on some of the features she produced as well as the New York comedy group Belles Jeste.

Writer James Lecesne has been writing and performing one-man shows since 1980. TREVOR was based on a piece from his most recent show "Word of Mouth" which premiered at The Home for Contemporary Theater in New York. Lecesne's other theaterworks include "Letters to the Public" at the New York Shakespeare Festival, "Evidence" at The Franklin Furnace, and "Gotta Getaway" at Radio City Music Hall.