GenreComedy, Short, Drama Duration CountryUnited States
Release date1994 (1994) AwardsAcademy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action) CastBrett Barsky (Trevor), Judy Kain (Trevor's Mom), John Lizzi (Trevor's Dad), Stephen Tobolowsky (Father Jon), Alicia Anderson (Mary Zapatelli) Similar moviesTugboat Mickey, Orphan's Benefit, Mickey's Birthday Party, Symphony Hour, Pacific Rim, The Artist
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.
It tied for an Academy Award in 1995 for Best Short Subject with Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life.
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
The film has been adapted into a stage musical titled Trevor the Musical. The musical's book and lyrics are written by Dan Collins while the music is composed by Julianne Wick Davis. It premiered in previews at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois on August 9, 2017.