Coming Out at 27 May 2005 in theaters
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Primer is science fiction film about the accidental discovery of time travel. The film was written, directed, produced, edited and scored by Shane Carruth, who also stars with David Sullivan.
Primer is of note for its extremely low budget, experimental plot structure, philosophical implications, and complex technical dialogue, which Carruth, a college graduate with a degree in mathematics and a former engineer, chose not to simplify for the sake of the audience. The film collected the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, before securing a limited release in the United States, and has since gained a cult following.
Two engineers – Aaron and Abe – supplement their day-jobs with entrepreneurial tech projects, working out of Aaron’s garage. During one such research effort, involving electromagnetic reduction of objects’ weight, the two men accidentally discover an ‘A-to-B’ time loop side-effect: objects left in the weight-reducing field exhibit temporal anomalies, proceeding normally (from time ‘A,’ when the field was activated, to time ‘B,’ when the field is powered off), then backwards (from ‘B’ back to ‘A’) in a continuously repeating sequence, such that objects can leave the field in the present, or at some previous point.
Director: Shane Carruth
Writer: Shane Carruth
Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya, Samantha Thomson
|Jay Butler||…||Metalshop Worker|
|John Carruth||…||Man On Couch #1|
|Juan Tapia||…||Man On Couch #2|
|Samantha Thomson||…||Rachel Granger|
|Chip Carruth||…||Thomas Granger|
|Jack Pyland||…||Aaron’s Co-worker|
|Keith Bradshaw||…||Clean Room Technician|
|Ashok Upadhyaya||…||Laboratory Technician|
|Jon Cook||…||Will’s Cousin|
|David Joyner||…||Rachel’s Date|
|Eric De Soualhat||…||Translator|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia