The Speed of Thought

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The Speed of Thought
Directed by Evan Oppenheimer
Produced by Julio DePietro
Chris Romano
Written by Evan Oppenheimer
Starring Nick Stahl
Taryn Manning
Mía Maestro
Cinematography Luke Geissbuhler
Edited by Allison Eve Zell
El Camino Films
Release date
April 11, 2011
Country United States
Language English

The Speed of Thought is a 2011 thriller film written and directed by Evan Oppenheimer. The film stars Nick Stahl, Taryn Manning, and Mía Maestro.[1]


Joshua Lazarus (Nick Stahl) is a telepath who has been raised in an NSA foster home. Lazarus helps the government by using his abilities. He is told by the agency that the telepathy is a side effect of Widmann's Disease, and that he will become insane in time and eventually die from the illness. However, Lazarus meets a woman with similar powers (Mía Maestro) who does not have any sign of the disease, launching Lazarus to confront the lies he has been told.[2]


Filming took place in Punta del Este, Uruguay and New York City.[1]



The songs featured during the movie are as follows:

  • "Honey" by El Presidente
  • "Cerulean" by James Dean
  • "Cave In" by The Picture
  • "Illi Villi" by Sophocles Jones
  • "Today" by Joshua James


  1. ^ a b Dodd, Stacy (August 20, 2006). "Nick Stahl, Taryn Manning". Variety. 
  2. ^ "Nick Stahl Has The Speed Of Thought". Empire. August 21, 2006. Retrieved August 22, 2006. 

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