Shane Carruth

Shane Carruth (born 1972) is an American film writer, director, editor, producer, actor and musician. Carruth was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University. Carruth wrote, directed, produced, performed one of the two main roles, and composed the music for his independent film Primer, which was honored at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival with the Grand Jury Prize. Carruth, a former software engineer with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, utilized his technical knowledge on the project. David Sullivan, one of the leads in Primer, claimed on his Twitter that "Shane Carruth's next project, A Topiary, is in the early stages of pre-production." Filmmaker Rian Johnson also posted: "Shane... has a mind-blowing sci-fi script. Let's all pray to the movie-gods that he gets it made soon." In 2010, several news sources reported that A Topiary is in the works, and that the script is written. There is already a website for the movie (, which, according to Carruth in an interview to io9, "The website for now is just a place mark as financing has yet to be completed.

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