Trevor McCallum is a Producer, Director, Script Editor and Writer.
He began a career in comedy after leaving the teaching profession in 1982, starting as a writer on many 80s TV, and Radio comedy series including, Not the 9 o'clock News, Two Ronnies, Spitting Image, Three of a Kind, Weekending and the News Huddlines.
Trevor co-wrote and performed in Writer’s Inc, the 1982 Perrier Award winner and gained a Fringe First award in 1981 for his writing.
As a TV producer/director, he created and worked on many children’s comedy series and produced, directed and script-edited numerous comedy, light entertainment series for BBC1, BBC2, CBBC, C4, CITV and ITV. He also worked in Germany, Portugal, New York (National Lampoon), LA, and at RTE in Dublin as a comedy consultant.
In the 90s he was the Senior Comedy Development Executive at Central Television where he developed the award winning ITV comedy, Outside Edge by Richard Harris, and spent a season on Spitting Image as executive producer. He also produced Frankie Howerd’s last series Frankie’s On, and wrote for and script-edited Bafta winning children’s show Your mother wouldn’t like it.
As a script editor Trevor worked with many new and established writers, including John Godber, Sue Townsend, Bob Larby, Galton and Simpson. He also created, produced and co-wrote with Mark Bussell, the Carlton/UTV/ITV comedy, Sailor Town starring James Nesbitt and set in Belfast.
In 1995 he was appointed Vice President for Comedy at the New York/London based production house, Taffners. During that time he was the Executive Producer of As Time Goes By starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer.
Trevor’s first play, The Coffin, an Irish comedy, played to full houses at the Camden Comedy Festival and the Dulwich Arts’ Festival in 2008.
In 1996 Trevor launched his production company Red Door Television Ltd. Credits include Dame Edna's Work Experience (BBC1), The Galton and Simpson Play House on BBC Radio 2 & Radio 4, a pre-school series, children’s sketch comedy for ITV, comedy for Bravo and a wide range of lifestyle/food, documentary and reality series. His latest is Crafty Beggars, an arts and craft series which he produced and directed was transmitted on Discovery TLC November/December 2014. Red Door recently added commercials and Advertiser Funded Programming (AFP) to its portfolio, working with ad agency Universal McCanns, and directing programmes and commercials for brands such as Sunseeker, Sicilian Tourist Board, Skoda Cars, Yoplait, Rigour Clothing, Tradepoint – Kingfisher, Hobbycraft and Old El Paso.
Trevor continues to work on a range of projects; he is currently writing a new stage play and a comedy drama for BBC Radio and has secured funding for a sitcom pilot which he will direct in 2016.
The Girl in Zabriskie Point is one of three books he has recently written and is now writing the film script of the book.