A Man Pays a Painful Price for Reliving His Happiest Memories in Scifi Short Again™

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The premise of Mitch Glass’ short Again™ is almost an anti-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. A heartbroken young man becomes obsessed with reliving his happiest memories with his ex-girlfriend, vividly conjured via a new brain-meddling technology. Is there a catch? Of course there is—and a twist, too.

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Again™ was made for just over $2,000 (the actors were paid in pizza), but you’d never guess it. The special effects may be lo-fi, but the production values are high otherwise, and the story has unusual depth for something that unfolds in just 15 minutes.

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enkidu98001
Enkidu98001

Ben’s a jerk.

How can Ben afford the ‘Again’ service on a bus boys salary? Not once, but multiple times.

How did Ben afford the late model auto and the nice place on his bus-boy’s salary?

How did I waste 15 minutes on this?

Again.