Trey Edward Shults wrote, directed, and produced Krisha, based on his short film of the same name. Mot of the cast is comprised of the members of his own family in a drama filmed and set in Houston, Texas, over a turbulent Thanksgiving weekend. The film swept the Audience and Jury Prizes at SXSW in 2015.
Trey was born in 1988 in Houston, Texas. His first foray into the film industry was working in the camera department as a film loader on Terrance Malick’s upcoming Voyage of Time and as an intern on Malick’s The Tree of Life. Shults’ short film, Krisha, premiered at SXSW in 2014 in the Narrative Shorts category, where it was awarded Special Jury Recognition for Cinematography. The short went on to play at many other film festivals, including the HollyShorts Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Narrative Short. In the summer of 2014, he completed the feature version of Krisha. It is Shults’ first feature film.