TREVOR HALL, Founder & President of Rebelhouse Studios, is a social entrepreneur and film producer who has spent more than two decades helping individuals, corporations, and nonprofits use the power of story to achieve their highest potential. Created with partner, Thomas Morgan, Rebelhouse Studios is their endeavor to merge impact entertainment with impact investing in order to provide compelling entertainment that will unleash solutions to our planets most pressing problems.
Trevor’s recent film credits include: Producer, SOUFRA (2017 Documentary Feature); Co-Producer, JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION (2016 Narrative Feature Film based on the life of photojournalist Dan Eldon); Associate Producer, FRAME BY FRAME (2015 Documentary Feature), Associate Producer, IMBA MEANS SING (2015 Documentary Feature) and Executive Producer, JOHNNY PHYSICAL LIVES (2015 Short Film).
Trevor is also the publisher of the cookbook, Soufra: Recipes from a Refugee Food Truck, that was published in tandem with the film of the same name.
Trevor’s approach to his work is rooted in a Masters of Education from Harvard University where he was awarded a three-year fellowship to serve as a Teaching Fellow for Dr. Robert Coles, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor. Trevor was a recipient of the Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Teaching in each of his three years. In 2010, he co-edited a collection of Dr. Coles’ lectures into the book titled, Handing One Another Along, published by Random House.
While teaching with Dr. Coles, Trevor served as Associate Editor of DoubleTake Magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to showcasing literary and photographic essays that reveal extraordinary stories of everyday life. DoubleTake was a recipient of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Just prior to starting Rebelhouse, Trevor spent four years as the President of Creative Visions Foundation which has helped hundreds of creative activists use media and the arts to ignite lasting social changes.
Trevor is also the Founder of Open Roads Academy, an educational enrichment program that combines outdoor travel with an immersion in the documentary arts. Open Roads helps at-potential youth from low-income communities develop their ability to listen to the stories of others while learning to become authors of their own life stories. Since its inception in 2001, more than 95% of the high school age participants have graduated and gone on to college— this compared to a rate of roughly 50% among their socio-economic peers.