PEGGY RAJSKI directed and co-produced the 1994 Oscar winning short TREVOR.
When the HBO debut airing of the film was approaching in 1998, a friend of hers mentioned the wonderful opportunity it presented to provide a safe number young people could call who were feeling similar to Trevor. When she discovered no such number existed, she and her fellow TREVOR creators quickly took action. They founded the Trevor Project and within three months had the Trevor Lifeline ready to go live.
Besides TREVOR, Peggy is a veteran of the American independent film scene with many years experience bringing provocative, groundbreaking films successfully to the screen.
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.
In addition to feature films, Peggy produced a series of short documentaries highlighting extraordinary social innovators. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Film Independent, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.
Currently, she is an Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she heads up the Graduate Film School’s producing program.