Trey Edward Shults

Trey Shults is an American director, writer, producer, and actor. In 2010, he made his directorial debut in the short film Mother and Son. In 2011 and 2012, Shults variously served as film loader, post-production intern, and intern, on three of Terrence Malick’s films: Song to Song, Voyage of Time, and The Tree of Life. Despite his youth, Trey has established his mature empathetic prowess and tremendous technical skill with the debut of his first feature, Krisha. The film won SXSW, screened at Cannes 2015 and was released by A24. The film won the John Cassavetes Award at Indy Spirit, Best Directorial Debut from the National Board of Review, and the Breakthrough Director Award at the Gotham Awards. Trey’s second feature, It Comes At Night, a family drama weaved into a genre film about a father who will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep, was produced by Dave Kaplan (It Follows) and financed by A24.The film stars Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, and Chris Abbott.