Penalty is a film about futbol (or soccer), played on a sandy beach with incredibly high stakes. In Aldo Iuliano’s carefully crafted story and direction, the film provides a powerful, emotional punch that will take audiences’ breath away. Here is the story of Penalty in Iuliano’s own words. What is your background in filmmaking? I started out as… [Read More]
I recently had the chance to take part in some round table interviews with some of those involved in The Florida Project. There were three separate interviews: Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite with Broolynn Prince, and director Sean Baker.
Tell us about your filmmaking background. I have been making film since 2007. I am thirty-six years old, began my career with writing and publishing film critics for different film magazine. So far, I have made five short films and thirty-six documentaries including shorts. “Retouch” is my recent short film which has won the best… [Read More]
Directed by Sean Baker, The Florida Project tells the story of 6-year-old Moonie (Brooklynn Prince) and her relationship with her young and impoverished mother Halley (Bria Vinaite). However, pulling back the camera, the film also shines a light on the lives of the ‘hidden homeless’ outside Orlando, Florida. Having no permanent address and residing in… [Read More]
Directed by Sean Baker (Tangerine), The Florida Project tells the story of Halley (Bria Vinette), a young mother and her daughter, Moonee (Brooklynn Prince). Homeless and out of work, Halley struggles to live week to week in the Magic Castle, a motel situated just outside Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida. Managed by the patriarchal Bobby… [Read More]