‘The Florida Project’
Sean Baker, director of acclaimed indie film The Florida Project, has received a grant from New York-based non-profit film company Cinereach which will allow him to research what will almost certainly become his next feature film.
The La-based Baker, who has been at International Film Festival Rotterdam with his film this week, will “take a road trip” using development funding from production company Cinereach (which also supported his research for The Florida Project) when he returns to the Us. During the journey, he will begin to draw up the screenplay for the new project, which is likely to be a character-driven drama set against the backdrop of the current opioid epidemic in the Us.
“I did have scripts ready to go but I have fallen out of love with them,” Baker told Screen International. “I see people want me to tell stories about the contemporary