January 12th, 2018
A couple of years ago I saw a film called Tangerine that was picking up buzz as a feature film entirely shot on iPhones. Beyond the gimmick itself (which was nicely pulled off), I quite enjoyed the film and was quite keen to see director Sean Baker’s next film: The Florida Project. Unlike his previous effort, it’s not shot on phones, but on 35mm film, the complete opposite end of the filmic spectrum. While I haven’t seen any of Baker’s other movies, it’s clear that he’s very interested in telling stories about marginalised people in society, and as impressive as Tangerine was from a technical standpoint, with The Florida Project I wasn’t ever thinking about how it was shot, I just got lost in the story.