Kristen Stewart dives into grief in directorial debut

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NEW YORK (AP) - Kristen Stewart said her directorial debut is her first step into something she's wanted to do for a long time.

Stewart's 18-minute short "Come Swim" debuted Friday on the website Refinery29. The film announces Stewart's filmmaking ambitions and opens a new chapter in the fast-moving career of the 27-year-old actress.

Stewart is already developing several other projects, including a script she's writing that's an adaptation of a memoir. She's taking two months off acting to write it, and she also hopes to turn "Come Swim" into a feature-length film.

It isn't your standard actor-made directorial debut. The film is a metaphorical rendering of the overwhelming oppression of heartbreak and grief. Much of it shows a man submerged underwater.

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