Eight-Year-Old The Florida Project Star Brooklynn Prince Is Directing Her Own ShortPhoto by Kevin Winter/Getty Movies News Brooklynn Prince
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Eight-year-old The Florida Project star Brooklynn Prince is directing her own short, Colours, which she also wrote and stars in. The Florida Project director Sean Baker announced the film alongside an image of Prince location scouting for the short.
Location scouting for @thebrooklynnk’s directorial debut. A short called Colours. She writes, stars and directs and oh… she’s 8 years old. pic.twitter.com/rKJMh81ilP
— sean baker (@Lilfilm) January 3, 2019
Since her breakout role as mischievous young Moonee in Baker’s 2017 film, Prince has also been cast as the lead in the mystery drama series Magic Hour, which is currently filming in Vancouver for Apple’s forthcoming TV streaming service.
Revisit Paste’s review of The Florida Project here and see Prince’s social media responses to today’s news below.
My dream of directing started on The Florida Project. I loved watching Sean work and was inspired by his patience, vision, and creativity. Since then my dream was to become one of the youngest directors of all time. Today my journey as a director begins. Thank you to my friend and mentor, Sean Baker for believing in me, and to the amazing crew and cast. I hope to make you all very proud. I can’t wait for the world to see Colours. Big Thanks to: @curatedbyfb @sammobeanhead @alexcocofyi @booneeb Dreams come true. #Godisgood #herstory
This is beyond my wildest imagination and yet, here it is. So grateful for my friend and mentor @Lilfilm can’t wait for you guys to see Colours. https://t.co/JUDNZUCvvW
— Brooklynn Prince (@thebrooklynnk) January 3, 2019