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Brie Larson’s ‘Weighting’: Watch the Oscar Winner’s Debut as a Writer and Director

The short film played SXSW in 2013.

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.

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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.

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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.”

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