Email In , Shane Carruth stunned the film industry with his visionary debut, Primer. Taking a meticulous and realist approach to the ever-popular sci-fi theme of time travel, his singular vision earned him the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, instant cult status and legions of fans eagerly awaiting his next film. But then? In , fans were sated with the release of a new Carruth project, Upstream Color, but what exactly happened to the film he spent almost a decade trying to make? And what even is A Topiary? To put it as bluntly as possible, A Topiary is the most mind-blowingly ambitious screenplay I have ever read.

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Carruth also played one of the two leads in the film and composed its music. Sloan Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in , Carruth studied mathematics in college and became a flight simulation software developer before making his first movie. Carruth then spent the next eight years developing "A Topiary", another science-fiction film. The movie was never made and Carruth said that "I basically wasted my whole life on" the project. Carruth finally made a second film, Upstream Color , which was released in after debuting at the Sundance Film Festival.

He is working on his third film, "The Modern Ocean". Hopwood Trade Mark 2 Often directs, writes, edits, acts and composes the music for his own movies tt, tt Enigmatic plots Has been engaged to Amy Seimetz since Dreamed of being a doctor until he was in college.

Austin State University. His favorite book is The Great Gatsby. You just need to be earnest. If something can be explored or illuminated that would have been difficult to verbalize, that to me is what a film should be. See also.

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