The Florida Project is a 2017 American drama film directed by Sean Baker and written by Baker and Chris Bergoch. It stars Brooklynn Prince, Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, and Caleb Landry Jones. For many of the leading stars, including Vinaite, Cotto, Rivera, and Mela Murder, this was the first time they had acted in a movie. The plot follows a six-year-old girl living with her rebellious mother in a motel in Kissimmee, Florida as they try to stay out of trouble and make ends meet, so they may keep one step ahead of impending homelessness. The title is derived from the early name for Walt Disney World, located near the setting of the film.