Trigger Street Productions
Trigger Street Productions began as an idea in a different context than where it ended up. When I was growing up in Los Angeles, my best friend and I had a dream of building a theater at my friend’s ranch in Chatsworth. This farm had been built and owned by Roy Rogers, the great American cowboy star. We were going to perform everything from Shakespeare to brand new plays, and quite determined to shake up the theater world! When Rogers built this ranch, the San Fernando Valley was empty apart from orange groves, so he was able to name the streets himself. There was a Dale Avenue, named after his wife Dale Evans, and a Trigger Street, named after his horse, Trigger. Even though me and my childhood friend never built our dream theater, when time came to name my production company in 1997, I remembered Trigger Street and what it had once meant to me. As a young boy, Trigger Street had felt like an endless idea – a road that would go on and on. Hence Trigger Street Productions was born.
We first began, very slowly, with a few independent films and emerging filmmakers, but my production partner, Dana Brunetti, has since built Trigger Street into a major entertainment production company. Our credits include: Academy Award-nominated CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (starring Tom Hanks) and THE SOCIAL NETWORK (starring Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara and Justin Timberlake); the features THE BIG KAHUNA (with Danny DeVito), THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND (with Ryan Gosling), BEYOND THE SEA (with Kate Bosworth and myself), MINI’S FIRST TIME (with Alec Baldwin), 21, SHRINK and FANBOYS; Bob Balaban’s Emmy-nominated BERNARD AND DORIS starring Ralph Fiennes and Susan Sarandon, and the Emmy-nominated RECOUNT, directed by Jay Roach. Furthermore, Trigger Street has produced the stage productions of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh” on Broadway and Lee Blessing’s play “Cobb” at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York City.
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