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Director
Sean Baker

Filmography
Selected
2000 Four Letter Words
2004 Take Out
2008 Prince of Broadway
2012 Starlet

Biography
A New York native and a graduate of the NYU film school, he directed the award-winning and Independent Spirit Award nominated films Take Out and Prince of Broadway. The latter was named one of the best films of 2010 by the Los Angeles Times and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Woodstock Film Festival, and Special Jury Prize at the Locarno IFF. Baker’s second career lies in mainstream comedy television. He co-created the FOX and IFC series Greg the Bunny, and most recently directed, wrote and executive produced the MTV series Warren the Ape.

Main Program

Starlet / Sean Baker

Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21-year-old Jane, and 85-year-old Sadie, two women whose worlds collide in California’s San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates, Melissa and Mikey, while taking care of her Chihuahua, Starlet. Sadie, an elderly widow, passes her days alone, tending to her flower garden. After a confrontation between the women at Sadie’s yard sale, Jane uncovers a hidden stash of money inside a relic from Sadie’s past. Jane attempts to befriend the caustic older woman in an effort to solve her dilemma and secrets emerge as their relationship grows.


Director:Sean Baker
Script:Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Cinematography:Radium Cheung
Editing:Sean Baker
Sound:J.M. Davey, Zach Seivers, Irin Strauss
Music:Manual
Costumes:Shih-Ching Tsou
With:Dree Hemingway (Jane), Besedka Johnson (Sadie), Stella Maeve (Melissa), James Ransone (Mikey) Boonee (Starlet)
World Sales:Rezo films, France Sebastien Chesneau T. +33 6 2171 3911 F. +33 1 4246 4082 sebastien.chesneau@rezofilms.com www.rezofilms.com
Production Design:Mari Yui
Producer:Blake Ashman-Kipervaser, Kevin Chinoy. Francesca Silvestri, Patrick Cunningham, Chris Maybach
Production:Starlet Films, Llc, USA T. +1 917 684 0077 baskfilms@ gmail.com& Cre Films & Cunningham & Maybah FilmsT. +1 323 956 5435 & Mangusta Prod. T.+1 212 463 9503 info@mangustaproductions.com www.mangustaproductions.com
Production Country:USA
Format:HDCAM Color
Duration:104'
Production Year:2012
Special Jury Recognition – SXSW Austin FF
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 22:00 | ID:556
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