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.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 80min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/08/2004
- DVD Release Date: 04/19/2005
- Distributor(s): ThinkFilm
- Themes: Cons and Scams,Mad Scientists,Faltering Friendships,Time Travel
- Tone: Chilly,Stylized,Cerebral,Enigmatic
discovery, entrepreneur, inventor, science-runs-amok, time-travel
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (10-08-2004)
- Language: English