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Upstream Color

A young woman is abducted and seemingly brainwashed via an organic material harvested from a specific orchid. She later meets a man and after the two fall for each other, they come to realize he may also have been subjected to the same process. The two search urgently for a place of safety within each other and struggle to assemble the fragments of their wrecked lives as they are unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world, moving to nematodes, plant life, livestock, and back again.

Director: Shane Carruth

Executive Producer: Scott Douglass, Brent Goodman

Producer: Shane Carruth, Casey Gooden, Ben LeClair

Screenwriter: Shane Carruth

Cinematographer: Shane Carruth

Editor: David Lowery

Production Designer: Thomas Walker

Sound Designer: Johnny Marshall

Music: Shane Carruth

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Meredith Burke, Co-Producer: Toby Halbrooks

Principal Cast: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Kathy Carruth, Meredith Burke, Andreon Watson, Ashton Miramontes, Myles McGee, Frank Mosley


Shane Carruth’s first project “Primer” premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize. “Upstream Color” is his second film.

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