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Overview (2)

Born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1972, 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 (2013), which was released in 2013 after debuting at the Sundance Film Festival. He is working on his third film, "The Modern Ocean".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

Trade Mark (2)

Often directs, writes, edits, acts and composes the music for his own movies (tt0390384, tt2084989)
Enigmatic plots

Trivia (4)

Has been engaged to Amy Seimetz since 2013.
Dreamed of being a doctor until he was in college.
Holds a BS in Math from Stephen F. Austin State University.
His favorite book is The Great Gatsby.

Personal Quotes (2)

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.
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.

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