After winning an Academy Award for her performance in last year’s “Room,” Brie Larson is one of the most sought-after performers in Hollywood. In addition to increasingly high-profile roles onscreen, she’s also leveraging her status by directing the upcoming comedy “Unicorn Store.” Her step behind the camera isn’t exactly unprecedented — Larson has has co-written and -directed two short films already, the first of which, “Weighting,” played at South by Southwest in 2013. Watch it below.
Larson also starred in the short, which she made with Dustin Bowser. A staff pick on Vimeo, “Weighting” comes with a simple premise — “She wants to go. He wants her to stay. Neither gets quite what they want” — and lasts a scant four minutes. The relationship drama gives the appearance on unfolding in one single take as Larson and co-star Satya Bhabha, playing a strained couple, talk through their problems in elevated dialogue.
Larson currently stars in Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire,” which just premiered in Toronto, and was recently confirmed as the star of the upcoming “Captain Marvel.”