SXSW 2012: EXTRACTED sneak preview/trailer – it’s like INCEPTION but with memories

SXSW 2012: EXTRACTED sneak preview/trailer – it’s like INCEPTION but with memories

All week long we’ll be telling you about the coolest stuff to do and see at SXSW 2012. Topping our Tuesday, we present a trailer and info about a cool-looking new sci-fi project called EXTRACTED.

As an attending journalist as the South by Southwest Film Festival year after year, I have to sift through a LOT of e-mails about films showing during the event, filmmakers in attendance, and talent walking the red carpet. Figuring out which movies I want to make time for while I’m there can be a real chore sometimes. Occasionally I’ll see a trailer or clip from a film that gets me seriously interested. The latest to fall into that category is EXTRACTED. Being a big fan of director Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION and Duncan Jones’ SOURCE CODE, there’s obvious similarities here to both, going into someone’s memories and potentially using that technology to solve a problem or clear a man of a criminal charge. But as with any radical new invention, the chance fo something going wrong is almost always a given. Check out the trailer below to give yourself an idea of just how EXTRACTED explores that. This is low budget science fiction with a high concept, and some of my favorite movies are just that. Shane Carruth’s PRIMER is to this day one of my favorite sci-fi flicks, and it was made for essentially nothing. Russ Pond’s FISSURE is another great example of doing a lot with a modest budget. If director Nir Paniry can pull off this fascinating concept, this may end up being one of my favorite movies to come out of SXSW this year… we’ll see.


Saturday, 3/10 at 10:00 PM – Alamo Lamar C (1120 S. Lamar Blvd)  *Premiere*

Sunday, 3/11 at 10:00 PM – Violet Crown 1

Tuesday, 3/13 at 4:30 PM  – Alamo Ritz 1

Thursday, 3/15 at 10:00 PM – Violet Crown 1

Nir Paniry is an award winning director/writer who began his career in entertainment as a Storyboard artist. Since then, Nir has worked on a number of productions both animated and live-action, while producing his own shorts and writing specs on the side. EXTRACTED will be his first feature.

Thomas Jacobs invents a way to watch people’s memories from the inside. Going against his morals, he accepts an offer to enter a heroin addict’s memories to literally see if he committed a crime. However,a malfunction causes his consciousness to become trapped inside the criminal’s mind. He remains a prisoner in the addict’s memories for more than four years until he discovers the possibility of escape.

Director: Nir Paniry
Executive Producer: Kerry Johnson, Gabriel Cowan
Producer: Gabriel Cowan, John Suits
Screenwriter: Nir Paniry
Cinematographer: Mark Putnam
Editor: Seth Boston
Production Designer: Sarah Pott
Sound Designer: Gabriel Cowan
Music: Tim Ziesmer
Casting Director: Devon Ogden
Story By: Nir Paniry, Gabriel Cowan, John Suits
Associate Producer: Kseniya Rukavishnikova

Principal Cast: Sasha Roiz, Dominic Bogart, Jenny Mollen, Nick Jameson, Brad Culver

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.