The Florida Project

The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

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Film Cast:

  • Bobby Hicks: Willem Dafoe
  • Moonee: Brooklynn Prince
  • Halley: Bria Vinaite
  • Jancey: Valeria Cotto
  • Scooty: Christopher Rivera
  • Jack Hicks: Caleb Landry Jones
  • Dicky: Aiden Malik
  • Grandma Stacy: Josie Olivo
  • Dicky’s Dad: Edward Pagan
  • Amber: Patti Wiley
  • Luci: Jasineia Ramos
  • Bertha: Rosa Medina Perez
  • Ashley: Mela Murder
  • Case Worker: Krystal Gordon
  • Twistee Treat Girl: Bronwyn Valley
  • Twistee Treat Girl’s Mom: Kelly Fitzgerald
  • Gloria: Sandy Kane
  • Cabbie: Jim R. Coleman
  • Newlywed Groom: Andrew Romano
  • Newlywed Bride: Carolina Grabova
  • Patrice: Terry Allen Jones
  • Narek: Karren Karagulian
  • Church Group Sarah: Sabina Friedman-Seitz
  • Troy: Troy Kohlmaier
  • Room 151 Evicted Dealer: Ginger Cook
  • Perfume Wholesaler: Shih-Ching Tsou
  • Twistee Treat Employee: Marisol Rivera
  • Charlie Coachman: Carl Bradfield
  • Paint-Splattered Guest: Joop Katana
  • Late For Tee-Time: Giovanni Rodriguez
  • New Father Checking In: Angel Garcia
  • New Child Checking In: Latanya Ortiz
  • Simone: Sonya McCarter
  • Room 246 Dad: John Sutton
  • Room 246 Mom: Adina Sutton
  • Security Guard: Betty Jeune
  • Arabian Nights Owner: Shail Kamini Ramcharan
  • Arabian Nights Manager Jimmy: Kit Sullivan
  • Tourist John: Macon Blair
  • Cheap Tickets Lady: Joanne Moreno
  • Stolen-Ticket-Buying Dad: Jason Blackwater
  • DCF Investigator: Lauren O’Quinn
  • Breakfast Buffet Worker (voice): Hannah Peterson
  • DCF Supervisor: Cecilia Quinan
  • Officer Gary: Gary B. Gross
  • The Black Eyed Lady (uncredited): Samantha Parisi

Film Crew:

  • Director of Photography: Alexis Zabe
  • Additional Casting: Mark Mullen
  • Casting: Carmen Cuba
  • Writer: Sean Baker
  • Producer: Shih-Ching Tsou
  • Associate Producer: Samantha Quan
  • Producer: Kevin Chinoy
  • Music: Lorne Balfe
  • Producer: Francesca Silvestri
  • Writer: Chris Bergoch
  • Stunt Coordinator: Kevin Morgan
  • Visual Effects Producer: David Danesi
  • Executive Producer: Darren Dean
  • Stunt Double: Jennifer Badger
  • Script Supervisor: Emily Pendas
  • Sound Editor: Jesse Pomeroy
  • Sound Effects Editor: Matt Snedecor
  • Hair Department Head: Carol Raskin
  • Unit Production Manager: Jennifer Radzikowski
  • First Assistant Director: Joe McDougall
  • Stunt Coordinator: Eric Miranda
  • Stunts: Haley Nott
  • Steadicam Operator: Mike McGowan
  • Set Decoration: Kurt Thoresen
  • Producer: Alex Saks
  • Producer: Andrew Duncan
  • Assistant Editor: Mike Hugo
  • Line Producer: Elayne Schneiderman Schmidt
  • Stunts: Richard Marrero
  • Additional Casting: Patti Wiley
  • Steadicam Operator: Osvaldo Silvera Jr.
  • Costume Design: Fernando Rodriguez
  • Makeup Department Head: Diana Thomas-Madison
  • Production Design: Stephonik Youth
  • Associate Producer: Dani Johnson
  • Second Assistant Director: Katye Kalivoda
  • Music Supervisor: Matthew Hearon-Smith
  • Costume Supervisor: Julie S. Siegmund
  • Stunts: Joop Katana
  • Stunts: Jonathan Mercedes
  • Stunts: Digney Pozo
  • Stunt Double: Blanca Rosa Rosario
  • Key Costumer: Claudia Combee
  • Still Photographer: Harrison Thevenin
  • Steadicam Operator: Henry Gelhart
  • Steadicam Operator: Anthony Ioannou
  • Key Grip: Pat Meng
  • Additional Casting: Jenny Conrad
  • First Assistant Director: Marten Piccinini
  • Visual Effects Editor: Guillaume Chiavassa
  • Visual Effects Editor: Eve Garnier

Movie Reviews:

  • jessetaylor: _The Florida Project_ is a beautiful film about people and life and survival. Sean Baker has shown us the underbelly of American culture that we normally don’t get to see; these people aren’t known and are the outcasts of society. Much like Andrea Arnold’s masterpiece from last year, _American Honey_, this film brings to light many issues that are insanely topical in the current American political climate such as classism and racism.

    Gorgeously shot on 35mm, this film is a feast for the eyes. It uses every colour in the crayon box from the gloriously purple exterior to the dilapidated Magic Kingdom motel to the impossibly bright oranges, reds, and greens of the local shops where the kids venture every day. While plasticky and candy-like during the day scenes, the film is even more stunning at sundown – the dusty, sun-drenched shots here are sublime.

    Everyone has been abuzz about Willem Dafoe’s performance in this. He’s absolutely charming and is the glue that holds these dejected people’s lives together in this film. He’s the father figure to all of them and he does the absolute most with his character. The breakthrough star of this film, however, is 7-year-old Brooklynn Prince. She’s an absolute superstar. During the Q&A at the North American premiere she wore a baby blue princess gown and simultaneously waved like Queen Elizabeth II and blew kisses at the audience as they gave her a standing ovation. Child performers lately have been better and better – remember how good Jacob Tremblay was in _Room_? Just you wait for Prince to wow you in this. She has a scene at the very end of the movie that requires her to break down and cry and it tore my heart out.

  • Simon Foster: “Sean Baker’s neo-realistic eye for humour, honesty and heartbreak has crafted a slow burn, potent commentary on America’s struggling underclass…”

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  • Gimly: I think Wayne put it best when he said: _”Don’t, uh… Don’t care much for kids, so…”_

    _Final rating:★★½ – Not quite for me, but I definitely get the appeal._

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