Trey Edward Shults, whose film Krisha won the Special Jury and Audience awards for feature film at SXSW this month, has signed with WME. Adapted from Shults’ 2014 short film of the same name, Krisha follows an alcoholic woman struggling to reconnect with her family after years of distance. It is Shult’s first feature. Made on a tiny budget raised primarily through Kickstarter, it’s a family affair, with his aunt, actress Krisha Fairchild, in the title role, with his mother, Robyn Fairchild and his grandmother in pivotal other roles. Shults also wrote and directed the shorts Two on One (2011) and Mother and Son (2010).
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