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

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If something can be explored or illuminated that would have been difficult to verbalize, that to me is what a film should be. It's like trying to explain what a piece of music is like. You can't do it. See more »


Holds a BS in Math from Stephen F. Austin State University. See more »

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