First–time filmmaker Trey Edward Shults has crafted an incredibly personal and intense family Thanksgiving experience. Estranged relative Krisha arrives to make amends and get to know her family again, but as the day unfolds, she can't seem to escape her dark past and family history. Tension begins from the very first frame and continues to build throughout the day as we glide through the household, catching glimpses of family interactions and private moments that trigger emotional memories. Beautiful cinematography and editing bring the viewer inside Krisha's world and her state of mind as she becomes increasingly unstable. Shults shot this story almost entirely within his own house, working with a multigenerational cast of his own family members. — April Wright
Trey Edward Shults is from Houston, Texas. His directorial feature debut, KRISHA, is expanded from his award-winning short film of the same title. KRISHA premiered in competition at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards.