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The debut feature from filmmaker Shane Carruth -- who wrote, directed, photographed, edited, scored, and stars -- Primer is a psychological sci-fi thriller about a group of four tech entrepreneurs. Toiling away in a garage, the quartet have successfully created error-checking systems for their clients. But their recent work seems to have created an unexpected and seemingly impossible side-effect. Suddenly, two members of the group realize they are in possession of a device that can double, or perhaps even quadruple, the space-time continuum of anything that enters it. What at first seems like a windfall of astronomical proportions eventually proves to be much more than they bargained for, as the duo attempt to manipulate time to their financial -- and emotional -- benefit. Also starring Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya, and Carrie Crawford, Primer premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the coveted Grand Jury Prize for dramatic film. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:October 8, 2004

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Shane Carruth Best Director 2004 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Shane Carruth Best First Screenplay 2004 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards David Sullivan Best Debut Performance 2004 Nominee

Cast

Shane Carruth
as Aaron
David Sullivan
as Abe
Anand Upadhyaya
as Phillip
Carrie Crawford
as Carrie
John Carruth
as Man on Couch #1
Juan Tapia
as Man on Couch #2
Ashley Warren
as Hostess
Chip Carruth
as Granger
Delaney Price
as Laney
Jack Pyland
as Aaron's Coworker
Ashok Upadhyaya
as Laboratory Technician
Brandon Blagg
as Will
Jon Cook
as Will's Cousin
Eric de Soualhat
as Translator

Crew

Shane Carruth
Director
Shane Carruth
Producer
Shane Carruth
Screenwriter
Shane Carruth
Cinematographer
Anand Upadhyaya
Cinematographer
Daniel Bueche
Cinematographer
Shane Carruth
Editor
Shane Carruth
Sound/Sound Designer
Reggie Evans
Sound/Sound Designer
David Sullivan
Production Assistant
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