Bitter Orange is the first film from graphic novelist Hope Larson.  Set in the 1920s, it stars Brie Larson (from Scott Pilgrim) as a career driven woman in Hollywood.  It also stars James Urbaniak and Brendan Hines.  This short film is really great, with sharp, snappy dialogue and an excellent color scheme (the scene in the orange grove is fantastic).  It was a bold decision to set her first film as a period piece, but Larson pulls it off wonderfully.

Here is the short film:

And, here’s a recent interview Larson did about the making of the short film:

http://badassdigest.com/2013/06/17/hope-larson-talks-about-her-new-short-film-bitter-orange/

Hopefully she’ll make more films in the future.  For the time being, I really should go and pick up her graphic novels.

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