Up-and-coming director Trey Edward Shults has joined Academy Films for representation in the UK and Europe.
The Texan filmmaker first won acclaim with his 2015 SXSW Grand Jury Award-winner 'Krisha', in which he both directed and acted alongside members of his family. The emotional look at deteriorating relationships and addiction was a critical hit, and put Shults on the radar of many industry giants
'Krisha' is also good example of Shults's distinctive approach to filmmaking - one which focuses on authentic, affecting narratives and hinges on coaxing excellent performances from his cast.
Proving the versatility of his talent, Shults has made successful features across a range of different genres. His 2017 film 'It Comes At Night', for example, is an exercise in tension and restraint, and demonstrates that things unseen can be just as effective as those in the spotlight.
With his latest feature 'Waves' - a heady, electronica-fuelled look at teenage love, loss, and violence - currently making a, ahem, splash across UK cinemas, Shults's future in the commercial world with Academy looks very promising indeed.