Out of the blue, Sally and Jack discover a strange phenomenon in their back yard — a burned patch of grass capable of duplicating any organic matter. Then one of them makes a very rash decision — one that will challenge the nature of their identity and change their lives forever.


Burnt Grass was directed by Ray Wong, and if you want to learn more about the film's background, Directors Notes has a great interview with him. (No, Sally was not played by twins.) Wong points to Charlie Kaufman's films and The Fly as inspirations — we've got self-experimentation with dire consequences and a science fiction concept used to zero in a very human, very uncomfortable story. There are also some notes of black humor in there, but it's the ambiguous ending that demands repeat viewings.

[via Short of the Week]

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