Director - Sean Baker
Script - Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Camera - Alexis Zabe
Music - Lorne Balfe
With - Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Kimberley Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Mela Murder, Aiden Malik, Josie Olivo, Sandy Kane, Macon Blair
Producers - Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Shih-Ching Tsou, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Kevin Chinoy, Francesca Silvestri
Production - June Pictures, Cre Film, Freestyle Pictures Company

Orlando, Florida. Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) is only 6, but has one heck of a temperament. Her precocious pranks don't seem to bother her very young mother Halley (Bria Vinaite). Like all the inhabitants of the Magic Castle motel, Halley is on a shaky financial footing and thus forced to get through life by more or less respectable means. She's supported by the motel manager Bobby (Willem Dafoe) who has a big heart and is always trying to bring order to the chaos of her life. The Florida Project is a happy film about an unhappy world – with an excellent Willem Dafoe in the leading role.

"Baker's The Florida Project is heartbreaking, but it’s also funny, visually stunning, and beautifully direct in its microscopic focus on one young girl whose sun-drenched, fantastical days in the shadows of Orlando’s Disney World are slowly consumed by the rot of poverty and despair. Anyone who has seen Baker’s previous work, the iPhone-shot tour-de-force that was Tangerine, knows his gift lies in letting his actors (the majority of them first-timers who’ve never stood before a camera) take over the story and then stepping back, letting his leads roam through their worlds."

Luisa Rollenhagen,


Gotham, New York '17 – Nomination for Best Feature, Best Actor (Willem Dafoe), Breakthrough Actor (Brooklyn Kimberley Prince) Hamburg '17 – Nomination for Critics Award and Art Cinema Award