You won't be able to stop thinking about this low budget short film, Anamnesis, about a guy who invents a machine that turns him into a lowlife memory dealer.

It's got a gritty, realistic feel and a weird premise that sometimes doesn't quite work — but then, when it does, it's a smart exploration of how memories shape who we are. What if you could ingest other people's memories? Would you change? How many things would you forget in the process of making room for these new recollections? Aren't our own memories of the past a kind of drug already?

Brad Champagne directed this short, and you can watch a making-of flick too.