Sean Baker at IFFR
Sean BAKER (1971, USA) studied at New York University and received his BA in Film Studies. As a filmmaker, he takes the viewer close to his characters. To do this, he carries out meticulous research. For the film Tangerine, he researched transgender prostitutes for eight months, together with his co-writer. Baker takes a respectful and responsible approach to his characters, but he often neglects the rules of film. Tangerine (2015) for example, was made entirely with an IPhone. For The Florida Project (2017), he filmed in and near Walt Disney World Resort. The world premiere was in Cannes.
Four Letter Words (2000), Greg the Bunny (2002-2006, TV series), Take Out (2004), Fur on the Asphalt: The Greg the Bunny Reunion Show (2005, TV), Prince of Broadway (2008), Warren The Ape (2010, TV series), Starlet (2012), Tangerine (2015), Snowbird (2016, short), The Florida Project (2017)
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