Trey Edward Shults

Shults was born in Houston, Texas. In 2010, he made his directorial debut in the short film Mother and Son, which he also wrote, edited, and produced. In 2014, Shults directed, wrote, produced, edited, and appeared in the short film, “Krisha.” The following year, he directed, wrote, and acted in a feature-length adaptation of the same name, which premiered at South by Southwest in March 2015, winning the Grand Jury Award. The film is based upon a real-life incident involving Shults’s cousin, who experienced a relapse at a family reunion. It was acquired by A24 and released in 2016.