Great story by Wired on enigmatic director Shane Carruth. Back in 2004, Carruth released Primer, a mind-bending sci-fi thriller that he wrote, directed, scored, edited and starred in himself. Took him more than two years to put it all together. Made it for $7,000.
Brian Raftery put together a great profile of the guy pegged around the release of his first film since then, Upstream Color. Click.
I'd never heard of Carruth or Primer before reading this yesterday. Watched the movie last night, loved it and maybe understood about 75 percent of it, if that. Probably going to watch it again ASAP. It was a hugely ambitious story underscored by the even huger ambitious backstory to its creation. Wired describes Carruth as follows: Shane Carruth doesn’t just make movies. He encrypts them with data that can take years for fans to unravel.
Some highlights from Raftery's piece are after the break, followed by the Upstream Color trailer.