Producer/Director PEGGY RAJSKI has been making movies for over 30 years.
Her producing credits include TOWELHEAD, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, LITTLE MAN TATE, THE GRIFTERS, MATEWAN, EIGHT MEN OUT and THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET. Her collaborations with filmmakers like Jodie Foster, Stephen Frears and Alan Ball have garnered over 40 major award nominations including wins at the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards.
But her proudest accomplishment? She directed and co-produced the 1994 Oscar winning short film TREVOR and founded the Trevor Project with her fellow filmmakers Randy Stone and James Lecesne.
When the HBO debut airing of the film was approaching in 1998, a friend of Peggy’s mentioned how wonderful it would be to provide a safe place for young people to call who were feeling similar to Trevor. When Peggy discovered no such service existed, she and Randy and James took action. Within three short months, they created the Trevor Project and had the nationwide Trevor Lifeline ready to go live, 24 hours a day.
Today Peggy continues producing films and teaches at New York University’s Graduate Film program where she is an Associate Arts Professor and the Producing Area Head of Studies. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science and a past board member of Film Independent and New York Women in Film and Television.
She proudly continues her work with Trevor.