Treva Etienne

trevaTreva writes:

“I am honored to be a patron of the Susan Roberts Academy of Performing Arts, and am proud to be associated with the amazing groundbreaking work you and your talented team are doing, grooming the young international stars of the future.

With all the negativity around young people today, it’s inspiring to know a home grown organization like the Academy exists, to give young people from all over the world, a healthy creative alternative as actor / performers, and one that will guide new options for a professional career in the entertainment industry.

- Treva Etienne

You can view Treva’s IMDB page here.

Treva Etienne is an established Stage and Television actor – He had a featured role in the blockbuster “Terminator Salvation” and recently appeared as a guest star on NBC’s new JJ Abrams drama Undercovers.  Previously Treva had a re-ocurring role in the NBC drama “The Philanthropist”, shot entirely on location in S.Africa.  His featured movie roles include “Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl”, “Bad Boys II”, “Black Hawk Down and Eyes Wide Shut”. His US TV guest star roles include “24”, “Criminal Minds”, “Medium”, “Charmed”, “Angel” and “Threat Matrix”.  In 2009, he starred in three independent movies – “Tic”, “Compulsion” and “Green Street Hooligans 2”.    Other indie movie roles include “Masked and Anonymous”, “The Changeling”, “English as a Second Language”, “Desert Vows” and “Japan” with Peter Fonda.  He has just completed shooting the indie film “Barroom Babies” in Arizona, produced a short documentary on homeless teens in LA and is currently co-producing a feature length documentary on Archbishop Desmond Tutu for his 80th birthday celebration in Oct 2011.

In the UK he is best known for leading roles in hit TV dramas like the sci-fi series “The Last Train”, “London’s Burning”, and the BAFTA/RTS award winning drama series “Holding On”. Other credits include “The Godsend”, “Casualty”, “The Bill”, “Only Fools and Horses”, “Desmond’s” and Sir Peter Hall’s highly acclaimed “The Final Passage”. His extensive theatre credits include the title role in Sir Peter Gill’s “Macbeth” at The Royal National Theatre, and lead roles in “Measure for Measure”/Shakespeare & Co. Boston, USA, “Black Poppies”/Royal National Theatre, “Some Kind Of Hero”/Young Vic, ”Smile Orange”/Leicester playhouse, “Moon On a Rainbow Shawl” directed by Maya Angelou /Almeida, “Hard Knocks”/The Royal Court, ”Playboy of the west Indies”/manchester contact, “The Four Seasons” & “Noah’s Wife”/ Edinburgh Festival, “An Enchanted Land”/Riverside Studios and ”Angels rave On”/Nottingham playhouse.

After training with the BBC as a director, he wrote and directed his first short film “The Promise of Strangers”. His television credits include writing, producing and directing two seasons of the BBC’s award winning comedy sketch show “The Real McKoy”. He wrote and directed two award winning short films, “Driving Miss Crazy” which won the HBO Best Short Film in Acapulco, and “A Woman Scorned”which won a Best Short Film prize at the Hollywood Scare-fest Film Fest”.  Both films were screened on Channel 4 in the UK , and played film festivals in the United States, Europe and Africa. He also produced his first project in LA, a pilot drama about the paparazzi called “Tretch’.

He ran his former company, Crown Ten productions for five years, developing young writers in drama & comedy and running media training programs in schools. He co-produced a short documentary titled“Arts in the Community”, with BBC Schools. He produced the BBC radio drama “Rushdie” and “The Bajan Mafia” (a radio comedy pilot). Other production credits include The New Generation (Producer – BBC comedy pilot) and “Club Class” (Creator/Director – Ch 5 comedy pilot). The company secured funding from HRH Prince Charles Business Trust.  On three occasions, Treva presented The Duke of Edinburgh Awards to 200 children/teenagers at Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Edward.

Treva sat on the former UK Film Council Review Group with Chris Smith MP & former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and established UK Film industry producers including Duncan Kenworthy, Marc Samuelson; introducing new initiatives into the British Film Industry announced at the Cannes Film Festival 2000. He deputy chaired the DCMS (Dept of Culture, Media and Sport) Diversity in Film Committee with Lord Richard Attenborough, Sir David Puttnam & UK industry professionals.

Treva appreciates storytelling as one of the essential channels of communication and education in the modern world.  He brings an innovative and pioneering approach to directing, juxtaposing the influences of classic directors with his own unique style of storytelling. He embraces the collaborative process and welcomes the opportunity to share new ideas, interpret visual styles and tell untold stories in all genres.