TREY EDWARD SHULTS, Krisha
Trey Edward Shults wrote, directed, and produced Krisha, based on his short film of the same name. Most of the cast is comprised of the members of his own family in a drama filmed and set in Houston, Texas, over a turbulent Thanksgiving weekend. The film swept the Audience and Jury Prizes at SXSW in 2015.
Trey was born in 1988 in Houston, Texas. His first foray into the film industry was working in the camera department as a film loader on Terrence Malick’s upcoming Voyage of Time and as an intern on Malick’s The Tree of Life. Shults’ short film, Krisha, premiered at SXSW in 2014 in the Narrative Shorts category, where it was awarded Special Jury Recognition for Cinematography. The short went on to play at many other film festivals, including the HollyShorts Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Narrative Short. In the summer of 2014, he completed the feature version of Krisha. It is Shults’ first feature film.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 6:15 P.M.
PATRICK WANG, The Grief of Others and In the Family
He has taught classes and directed productions at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. A collection of his short drama was published as “The Monologue Plays.” His feature film directorial debut, In The Family, which he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and received rave reviews from Roger Ebert, the New York Times (Critics’ Picks), and the Los Angeles Times, and was listed in over 25 “Best of 2011” film lists. Along with In the Family, the Festival will present Wang’s latest film, The Grief of Others, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Leah Hager Cohen, which premiered at SXSW in 2015.
THE GRIEF OF OTHERS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 7:00 P.M.
THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON
IN THE FAMILY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 12:15 P.M.
RICHARD LINKLATER, Producer, I Dream Too Much
Growing up in East Texas, Katie Cokinos moved to Austin in the early ’90s and was a fixture of the burgeoning film scene. She ran the Austin Film Society from 1990 to 1995. Her first film screened at SXSW in 2000, after which she moved to the Hudson Valley, New York, to raise a family and write screenplays. She returned to SXSW in 2015 to premiere her first independent feature, I Dream Too Much, executive produced by Richard Linklater and supported by the Houston-based Pantheon of Women, which produces and presents film and television that change the way women are perceived by men and the way women perceive themselves.
I DREAM TOO MUCH
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 7:30 P.M.
THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON
14 Pews Film Academy, led by Cressandra Thibodeaux, provides free film training to Houston high school students, helping them make quality films with mobile phones as their tools. The program will feature a selection of short documentaries about Houston artists, including several 5-minute portraits, an 18-minute film that observes Jerry Ochoa making a horror movie, and a 30-minute peek behind the scenes of Joel Orr preparing a puppet show for his art nonprofit Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre.
SHORT FILM PROGRAM 1: ARTIST PORTRAITS FROM THE 14 PEWS FILM ACADEMY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 10:00 A.M.
Houston Film Commission’s Texas Filmmakers Showcase returns with eight exceptional films by filmmakers from Austin, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Houston. Texas Filmmakers Showcase is a special screening event consisting of the best Texas short films and videos. The selection committee is a cross-section of film industry professionals from outside the state of Texas. Houston Film Commission presents the Showcase with the generous support of additional sponsors.
TEXAS FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 7:30 P.M.