Engineers Aaron, Abe, Robert and Phillip are working on an invention, the prototype being built in Aaron's garage. This project is beyond their day jobs. The project truly does belong to Aaron and Abe, as they use all their free time working on it, primarily trying to overcome the many engineering related problems they've encountered. It is during one of his tests with the invention running that Abe discovers that a protein inside the main unit has multiplied much more rapidly than it could in nature. Rather than the invention being a protein super incubator, Abe, using himself as a guinea pig, and a very meticulous one at that, discovers that the invention can be used as a time machine. In his self experiment, Abe was especially careful not to interfere with his own self in that time warp. Abe passes along this discovery to Aaron, who he expects will tell his wife Kara in what is the sanctity of their marriage, but he doesn't want to tell either Robert or Phillip. Much to Abe's ...Written by
In order to cut costs, Shane Carruth did mostly single takes of shots, and filmed on 16mm stock. This was then transferred to mini-digital video film which he could edit on his PC. This caused some unforeseen problems: the editing software couldn't handle the sound properly, and two months of editing were needed just to synchronize the audio to the video. The biggest problem, however, was the relative lack of footage, which made it difficult to work around continuity errors and technical problems because there often wasn't an alternate take that could be used. See more »
When Abe is first telling Aaron about the box, he starts by explaining that the Weeble was accumulating years worth of protein build-up every few days. He later explains that anything in the box must experience subjective time. That is to say, to go back one minute, you must spend one minute in the box. This means that the absolute most amount of time the Weeble could have experienced is only twice the amount of time the box has existed and been turned on. See more »
[Sound of a phone ringing. Aaron, voiceover:]
Here's what's going to happen. I'm gonna read this, and you're gonna listen, and you're gonna stay on the line. And you're not gonna interrupt, and you're not gonna speak for any reason. Some of this you know. I'm gonna start at the top of the page.
Meticulous, yes. Methodical, educated; they were these things. Nothing extreme. Like anyone, they varied. There were days of mistakes and laziness and in-fighting, and there were days, ...
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Thanks to Scott Douglass for having the faith to invest in the final stages of marketing and post production See more »
I was going to rate it 1 or 2 stars after watching the movie. Then I watched a 50-min explanation video on YouTube (and trust me, you're going to need an explanation for this movie) . I was amazed. There are various alternate timelines in this movie which makes it confusing . Moreover the director makes no attempt to segregate these timelines for the ease of the viewer. People say it is the most realistic time travel film and I agree. I mean if time travel really existed then it would probably exist like the way portrayed in the movie. However, if the director made the interpretation of this movie simpler by color-coding, or by mentioning the date each event took place then I would have rated it much higher. Don't get me wrong, I love movies which challenges the viewer's thinking ability, however in this case it is done to the extreme. I don't want all information to be spoon-fed to me but I also don't want it to be as confusing as this movie was.
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