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Shane Carruth

Writer-director Shane Carruth, a former software engineer, burst onto the independent movie scene with his extremely low-budget science-fiction film Primer (2004) in 2004. Carruth also played one of the two leads in the film and composed its music. "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P. Sloan Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Born ... See full bio »

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Primer Composer
Upstream Color
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 2016 The Girlfriend Experience (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Available (2016)
- Separation (2016)
- Fabrication (2016)
- Blindsided (2016)
- Provocation (2016)
 2004 Primer
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5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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You don't need to make $100 million at the box-office to have a story that can be relevant in the culture for a long time. You just need to be earnest. See more »


Has been engaged to Amy Seimetz since 2013.

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