Trevor (film)

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Trevor
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Film poster
Directed by Peggy Rajski
Produced by Peggy Rajski
Kim A. Snyder
Randy Stone
Written by James Lecesne
Starring Brett Barsky
Cinematography Marc Reshovsky
Edited by John Tintori
Release dates
  • 1994 (1994)
Running time
23 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Trevor is a 1994 American short film written by James Lecesne, produced by Randy Stone and Peggy Rajski and directed by Peggy Rajski. It is the story of a gay 13-year-old boy who, when rejected by friends because of his sexuality, makes an attempt to take his life. The film was inspired by a NPR radio broadcast discussing teen suicide, claiming that one third of teen suicides affects LGBTQ youth.[1]

It tied for an Academy Award in 1995 for Best Short Subject with Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life.[2][3]

In 1998 Trevor inspired the founding of the The Trevor Project, a 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

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