The film is described as the story of "a man and woman drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism with identity becoming an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of their wrecked lives."
Carruth burst onto the independent film scene with his sci-fi drama thriller "Primer" about a group of engineers who accidentally discover a means of time travel.
Shot for only $7,000, "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, beating out "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Garden State."
In order to make a feature on such a low-budget as "Primer," Carruth had a skeleton crew of five and served as director, writer, producer, actor, cinematographer, editor, composer, casting director, production designer and sound designer.
He also stars in the film as Aaron, and many of the other characters are played by his friends and family.
However, after the success of "Primer," Carruth seemingly vanished from the independent film world until now.
The trailer for "Upstream Color" was released this week in anticipation of the film's premiere Monday, Jan. 21 at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
"Upstream Color" will have a limited theatrical release in New York on April 5 and Los Angeles on April 12. The film will also screen at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival and become available On Demand and via digital download at a later date.
For more info visit: http://shanecarruth.com/film/upstreamcolor
"Upstream Color" (2012, 96 minutes, color, U.S.A., U.S. Dramatic competition)
Director: Shane Carruth
Screenwriter: Shane Carruth
Producers: Shane Carruth, Casey Gooden, Ben LeClair
Coproducers: Meredith Burke, Toby Halbrooks
Editors: David Lowery, Shane Carruth
Production Designer: Thomas Walker
Cinematographer, Music: Shane Carruth
Principal Cast: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins