Trevor (film)

Trevor is a 1994 American short film directed by Peggy Rajski, produced by Randy Stone and Peggy Rajski, and written by James Lecesne. Set in 1981, the film follows what happens to 13-year-old Trevor, a Diana Ross fan, when his crush on a schoolmate named Pinky Faraday gets discovered.

Film poster
Directed byPeggy Rajski
Produced byRandy Stone
Peggy Rajski
Written byJames Lecesne
StarringBrett Barsky
CinematographyMarc Reshovsky
Edited byJohn Tintori
Release date
  • 1994 (1994)
Running time
23 minutes
CountryUnited States

In 1995, it tied for an Oscar for Best Short Subject with Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life at the 67th Academy Awards.[1][2]

It won the Teddy Award for Best Short in 1995.[3] In 1998, director Peggy Rajski brought fellow filmmakers Randy Stone and James Lecesne together to found The Trevor Project, a 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.


  • Brett Barsky as Trevor
  • Judy Kain as Trevor's Mom
  • John Lizzi as Trevor's Dad
  • Jonah Rooney as Pinky Farraday
  • Stephen Tobolowsky as Father Jon
  • Cory M. Miller as Jack (as Corey Miller)
  • Allen Dorane as Walter Stiltman
  • Lindsay Pomerantz as Cathy Quinn
  • Alicia Anderson as Mary Zapatelli
  • Courtney Dornstein as Francine Antoniello

Stage adaptation

The film has been adapted into a stage musical titled Trevor the Musical. The musical's book and lyrics were written by Dan Collins while the music was composed by Julianne Wick Davis. It premiered in previews at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois on August 9, 2017.[4] As of 2019, it was being adapted as a Broadway musical.[5]


  1. "The 67th Academy Awards (1995) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  2. "Movies: Trevor (1994)". New York Times. Retrieved December 29, 2008.
  3. Warbler, Daniel (June 2, 2014). "The Out Take: 10 Fantastic Teddy Award-Winning LGBT Films To Watch Right Now". Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  4. Gans, Andrew (August 18, 2017). "Watch Uplifting Opening Number From World Premiere of Trevor the Musical". Playbill. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  5. "Schedule of Upcoming and Announced Broadway Shows". Playbill. June 28, 2019.
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