The Florida Project

Sean Baker

Halley and her 6-year-old daughter Moonee live in a motel just outside Disney World Orlando in Florida. Precocious Moonee views the poverty-stricken strip of motels and fast food outlets as colourful and exciting. The food is sweet, there are few rules and supervision isn’t required. At most, Moonee wants to keep volatile manager Bobby (Willem Dafoe, one of the few professional actors in the film) on her good side even though his frustration amuses her.

Filmmaker Sean Baker shot his previous feature Tangerine on an iPhone 5s. The Florida Project was shot on 35mm. The camera lovingly races along as Moonee and her friends tear around the motel. The editing is energetic, the tone is loud and funny. However, deep drama underlies this warm film. Moonee's youthful perspective means she can’t see the financial misery she and her mum are in.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Willem Dafoe).

Screenings

  • Schouwburg Grote Zaal
    Dutch subtitles
    Thu 25 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 7
    Dutch subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • KINO 1
    Dutch subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • Schouwburg Grote Zaal
    Dutch subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Sean Baker
Country
USA
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
115’
Language
English
Producer
Darren Dean, Elayne Schniederman Schmidt, Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou
Production Company
Cre Film, Freestyle Picture Company, June Pictures, Sweet Tomato Films
Sales
Protagonist Pictures
Writer
Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Cinematography
Alexis Zabe
Editor
Sean Baker
Production Design
Stephonik Youth
Sound Design
Mark Weber
Music
Lorne Balfe
Cast
Bria Vinaite, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Macon Blair
Website
http://floridaproject.movie