Trey Edward Shults

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Trey Edward Shults
Trey Edward Shults.jpg
Shults in 2015
Born (1988-10-06) October 6, 1988 (age 30)[citation needed]
Houston, Texas, United States
Years active2010–present
RelativesKrisha Fairchild (aunt)

Trey Edward Shults is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor.

Life and career[edit]

Shults was born in Houston, Texas.[citation needed] In 2010, he made his directorial debut in the short film Mother and Son, which he also wrote, edited, and produced. It starred Krisha Fairchild and Lucas Quintana.[1] 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.[2][3][4] At the time, Shults was a business management student but dropped out to work on films and study films himself.[3] In 2011, Shults wrote, directed, produced, and edited, a short film starring Krisha Fairchild, titled Two to One.[1]

In 2014, Shults directed, wrote, produced, edited, and appeared in Krisha, a short film starring Fairchild, Robyn, and Billie Fairchild, all of whom are related to Shults.[5] 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.[6] The film is based upon a real-life incident involving Shults's cousin, who experienced a relapse at a family reunion.[7] It was acquired by A24 and released in 2016.

In March 2015, Shults signed with William Morris Endeavor.[8] Shults also served as the camera PA on the 2016 film Midnight Special.[1]

A24 also released Shults's 2017 psychological horror film, It Comes at Night,[9] starring Joel Edgerton.[10][11]


Feature films


  1. ^ a b c Teodoro, Jose (March 14, 2016). "Interview: Trey Edward Shults". Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  2. ^ McCracken, Kristin (October 5, 2015). "Q&A: Trey Edward Shults on the Familial Bonds of 'Krisha'". Hamptoms International Film Festival. Retrieved March 18, 2016 – via
  3. ^ a b Travis, Ed (July 3, 2015). "Interview: KRISHA's Writer/Director Trey Edward Shults". Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (May 20, 2015). "Trey Shults And His 'Krisha' Star Talk Family Shoot & First Cannes – Video". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  5. ^ Rapold, Nicolas (March 10, 2016). "With 'Krisha,' a Director Finds a Cast He Can Relate To". New York Times. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  6. ^ Chang, Justin (March 17, 2015). "SXSW: 'Krisha,' 'Peace Officer' Win Grand Jury Prizes". Variety. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  7. ^ Schildhause, Chloe (March 18, 2016). "Director Trey Edward Shults And Actress Krisha Fairchild Discuss The Unflinching 'Krisha'". Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  8. ^ A.Lincoln, Ross (March 25, 2015). "WME Signs 'Krisha' Filmmaker Trey Edward Shults". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  9. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (May 18, 2015). "A24 Makes Two-Pic Deal With 'Krisha' Helmer Trey Edward Shults". Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  10. ^ Jafaar, Ali (June 10, 2016). "Joel Edgerton In Talks For Thriller 'It Comes At Night' By 'Krisha' Helmer Trey Edward Shults". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  11. ^ McNary, Dave (June 10, 2016). "Joel Edgerton Joins Thriller 'It Comes at Night'". Variety. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Trey Edward Shults". AllMovie. Retrieved September 24, 2018.

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