Kristen Stewart discusses directing her first short film
The 27-year-old actor was speaking with Indie wire when she discussed her new short film. The 17 minute long Come Swim was screened recently at the Cannes Film Festival and she discussed her directoral debut.
It was a refreshing time, as this year she trawled those famous red carpets without having to represent anyone but herself, “Ask me anything” she said smiling to journalists. The film itself is built around a quite simple but empowering idea – a wave which “gets bigger and bigger” and “never breaks”. Backed by Refinery29 the results have captivated audiences.
Stewart was keen on being the one to help grow the project of an impressionistic essay on fear and the ocean, it speaks highly that the star never felt under major duress during the process saying “I never ran into that wall, it informed itself every day. It was like excavating this pearl and everyone could see it. I knew where we were going to be at any given moment.”
Happier in her art than anywhere else Stewart is even less keen to answer stupid questions these days “Anything that takes focus away from the work is usually media and money,” – a suitably directorial answer!
Since the shooting of Come Swim Stewart has also turned her hand to a Chvrches music video and now plans to make a political project about gun control come true.