Coherence Trailer: Another Indie Sci-Fi Mindf*ck


It probably goes without saying that many of the most interesting science-fiction films to come out in recent years have been low budget indie films. Since they can’t afford big special effects and stars they are instead forced to focus on story and ideas above all else. The latest film to fall into this category is James Ward Byrkit’s Coherence, which premiered at Fantastic Fest last year and will get a release next month courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories.

The story revolves around a group of friends at a dinner party who “experience a troubling chain of reality bending events” after a comet passes overhead. While that may seem a little vague, the mention of quantum physics and comparisons to Primer are more than enough to get me interested. Coherence hits select theatres and VOD on June 20th; check out the full trailer and previous teaser trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

  • Arnold Schizopolis

    Obnoxious people at a dinner party talking about a comet, then the lights go out is considered science-fiction these days?

  • iammattz

    Is the Maestro of Mindfuck getting a little mahogany?

  • T. Heilman

    I’m all for watching pretentious yuppie assholes lives turned upside down, but this just looks like a cheap extended Twilight Zone episode.
    Also irritating is the trend of using excessive review quotes during trailers. Who cares what Film School Rejects or whoever thinks?
    And the poster looks awfully similar to Under the Skin.

  • Earle

    It definitely has me curious. I didn’t see anything that looked interesting from a science standpoint. If I had to guess, it will be crap, but I’ll see it.