Colin Trevorrow

After producing and directing the critically acclaimed science fiction comedy "Safety Not Guaranteed" (2012), Colin Trevorrow was elevated to the Hollywood feature fast track as director and co-writer of "Jurassic ... Read more »
Born: 09/13/1976 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Director (3)

The Book of Henry 2017 (Movie)

(Director)

Jurassic World 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Safety Not Guaranteed 2012 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

Jurassic World 2015 (Movie)

Mr. DNA (Actor)
Producer (1)

Safety Not Guaranteed 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

After producing and directing the critically acclaimed science fiction comedy "Safety Not Guaranteed" (2012), Colin Trevorrow was elevated to the Hollywood feature fast track as director and co-writer of "Jurassic World" (2015). Born September 13, 1976 in San Francisco, California, Trevorrow was raised in Oakland, California, where he began making short films at the age of 12. He attended New York University's Tisch School for the Arts, where he befriended fellow student Derek Connolly while both were serving as interns at "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). After graduation, Trevorrow wrote and directed the short film "Home Base" (2002), a comedy-drama about a vengeful ex-boyfriend that proved extremely popular with online viewers. After selling his first feature script, a science fiction-action hybrid called "Tester," to DreamWorks Pictures in 2006, Trevorrow reunited with Connolly to pen a television series pilot called "Gary: Under Crisis." The pair soon minted a working relationship that produced a string of spec scripts, from the buddy cop comedy "Cocked and Loaded" to the sci-fi comedy "Hank." In 2012, Connolly penned and co-produced "Safety Not Guaranteed," a comedy about a magazine writer (Aubrey Plaza) who investigates a classified ad seeking companions for a time travel experience. The indie feature was a hit on the festival and arthouse circuits, reaping Best First Feature and Grand Jury Prize nominations for Trevorrow from the Independent Spirit Awards and Sundance Film Festival, respectively. More significantly, "Safety" served as the conduit to Hollywood for Trevorrow, who was soon signed with Connolly to write a remake of Walt Disney's "The Flight of the Navigator" (1986). While working on this particular project, Trevorrow and Connolly were also tapped by Universal and producer Steven Spielberg to direct and write "Jurassic World" (2015), the long-gestating fourth film in the "Jurassic Park" franchise. While completing work on the science fiction thriller, Trevorrow was announced as director for the films "The Book of Henry" from writer Gregg Hurwitz, and "Intelligent Life," the latter being an original project penned with Connolly.

EDUCATION

New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

1999

Milestones

2013

Hired to co-write and direct "Jurassic World"

2012

Produces and directs "Safety Not Guaranteed" from Connolly's script

2002

Writes, produces and directs the short "Home Base"

Bonus Trivia

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Was briefly, and falsely attached to "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" as director.'

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In 2015, he appealed the decision to grant writing team Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver a shared "screenplay by" credit alongside his credit with Connolly. The Writers Guild of America initially turned down their appeal, but later recanted and gave Jaffa and Silver a "story by" credit.

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Resides in Vermont with his wife and children.

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