TIME CODE is an exciting, innovative new film from acclaimed director Mike Figgis that breaks all the rules. Part of Figgis’ daring evolution towards the
ultimate in minimalist film production, the film was shot in one day entirely with four hand-held digital video cameras in sequence, in real time with no editing.
The plot — a black comedy thriller set against Los Angeles lifestyles — literally unfolded before the cameras as the actors each forged an improvised
trajectory for their characters based on the central elements of an affair, a murder and an ensuing Hollywood mystery.
Four main characters are at the center of the plot: Stellan Skarsgard is a motion picture executive; Saffron Burrows is his wife; Salma Hayek is an aspiring actress in the midst of an affair; and Jeanne Tripplehorn is a woman whose actions will alter all their fates. Mystery, comedy, intimate drama — these and much more result as the cameras roll for 93 consecutive minutes.
In addition, an eclectic ensemble of actors including Xander Berkeley, Golden Brooks, Viveka Davis, Richard Edson, Aimee Graham, Glenne Headly,
Andrew Heckler, Holly Hunter, Danny Huston, Patrick Kearney, Elizabeth Low, Daphna Kastner, Kyle MacLachlan, Mia Maestro, Leslie Mann, Laurie Metcalf,
Suzi Nakamura, Alessandro Nivola, Zuleikha Robinson, Julian Sands and Steven Weber also star.
The extreme immediacy of the film is the culmination of years of xperimentation by Figgis, who used handheld cameras to edgy effect on his Academy Award-winning “Leaving Las Vegas.” Produced under Figgis’ Red Mullet
banner, the film is produced by Mike Figgis and Annie Stewart. TIME CODE is distributed by Screen Gems.