Meet up with Director Trey Edward Shults
After making our way to the Short Film Corner to arrange meetings with directors from the official short film selection and to watch shorts from the 300 films in selection at the specially appointed cubicles, we headed up the boulevard de la Croisette and to the Nespresso Beach Bar to meet with director Trey Edward Shults, whose film Krisha is in the official selection at Cannes and has been creating quite the hype after winning the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at SXSW.
Talking to Trey only heightened our excitement to see the film, an incredibly intimate portrait of a family in the throngs of addiction. Despite Trey’s laid back chill attitude (think ray bans and flip flops to match) the film which we both write and directed (wearing mainly a bathrobe and towel on his head and shot in his own house) is based on a very intimate and painful personal story- his family’s suffering in the thongs of addiction, with both his cousin and father losing their lives to the battle. It was only fitting given the raw and highly personal nature of the story, that Trey use his own family to portray the inspired roles.
Full interview coming soon on www.Creative-Mapping.com and will be announced on our Facebook so follow us there to get the news first.
And if you can’t wait until the general theatre release, we’ll be writing a re-cap (spoiler-limited) on Le Blog, so check back here.