TREVOR SHORT, Co-founder and CFO
Co-founder and CFO Trevor Short oversees legal, finance and administrative operations for Nu Image, Inc., Millennium Films and all related companies.
Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Short obtained a Bachelor of Law from the University of Rhodesia and an MBA at the University of Cape Town where he was awarded the Gold Medal.
In 1980 Short entered the world of banking and commerce, joining Standard Chartered Merchant Bank in Harare as head of Corporate Finance, responsible for takeovers, mergers and IPO's.
then moved to Hill Samuel Merchant Bank
in Johannesburg in 1984 as head of its Corporate Finance Division and subsequently to Investec Bank
was responsible for eight IPOs on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, as well as numerous mergers and acquisitions
finance background led him to develop a tax based financing formula to produce motion pictures in South Africa.
succeeded in procuring over $200 million from private investors to fund the production of international films made in South Africa.
Much of the financing he
secured was for films produced by Avi Lerner's Nu Metro group
for international film companies.
He also became a consultant to the Government of South Africa regarding film incentive legislation.
In 1989, Short left the banking sector to join Lerner as a shareholder in and Chief Executive of Nu Metro Entertainment Group in Johannesburg.
In 1991, Lerner and Short
used proceeds from the sale of Nu Metro Entertainment Group
to start a new studio in California.
Short has served as producer or executive producer on nearly all Nu Image and Millennium Films productions since the beginning.