Trevor Morgan began his career at the early age of five and as a teenager co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s THE SIXTH SENSE and JURASSIC PARK III, for which Steven Spielberg handpicked him after seeing his work as Mel Gibson’s son in Roland Emmerich’s THE PATRIOT. Trevor received acclaim for his roles in several independent films including: MEAN CREEK which premiered at Sundance and for which he and his cast mates were awarded a Special Distinction Jury Award, BROTHERHOOD which premiered and won the Audience Award at SWSW, and VAMPIRE, which again premiered at Sundance and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
Film is not made by one person…but by people. Individuals willing to go through hard days,
long nights, stress and exhaustion for one goal. Expression. Each individual brings something that is unique to them. Expression that only they can give. Coupled and compounded by the others involved, you build and collectively create something that no other group can. This is through the willingness to accept the artistic individuality that each come to express. Slow, but sure throughout the process of making a film the will, determination, stamina, energy and love is tested…Once strangers, are now the only ones to lean upon. You become one, a family. A dysfunctional loving family that clings together for the common goal. Relates and lashes out from the collective stress, and drops anything for one another. There is no greater bond or experience I have yet to discover. It is this progression of events that I fell in love with 25 years ago. The love hasn’t dissipated and I don’t see it going away. People, Love and Film…these are my priorities…
In this instance, this film traversed 18 months over 25 shooting days working with scuba diving, wire acts, space angled grinders, fog machines, working under manned, under paid, with under estimations, over estimations and the run of the mill over worked, long nights, short sleeps, deadlines, mediocre lunches and hangovers. Despite the intense conditions for what most people would call “just a short film”, not one crew member punched the clock, not one actor phoned it in. I am unsure as to how I got so lucky to have been placed with such incredibly respectable, talented, selfless people, but I did. I won’t question it, but I will acknowledge it, and I am eternally grateful for it. This film is theirs and I sincerely hope this is not the last time we make one together.