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With ‘Waves,’ Director Trey Edward Shults Strives To Honor Beautiful Complexity Of “Flesh-And-Blood Human Beings”

With ‘Waves,’ Director Trey Edward Shults Strives To Honor Beautiful Complexity Of “Flesh-And-Blood Human Beings”

Following a frustrating experience with 2017’s It Comes At Night, writer/director Trey Edward Shults found a “therapeutic and cathartic” experience in mounting his third feature, Waves.

Feeling the pressure that comes when one’s work is falsely framed, or misunderstood, Shults channeled it into Waves protagonist Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), a young wrestler in South Florida who becomes unglued following an injury, soon grappling with the consequences of a tragedy he never saw coming. A diptych that switches, midway through, to the perspective of Tyler’s younger sister Emily (Taylor Russell), the film ultimately examines the way in which a suburban family comes together, in the aftermath of loss.

“It was healing to channel those emotions into a new thing, and then just try to make something that was all of me, as a human being, with human beings I love so much,” Shults tells Deadline. “Honestly, making Waves

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