We shot the film in 2 days and spent under $500 total including food, movie tickets, props, composition of music and poster art. We used my personal equipment, which was primarily a Panasonic GH4 DSLR camera and a RODE shotgun mic. The focus was really on the acting and dialogue, with the cinematography being used to create intimate spaces. I feel strongly about using original compositions for films and was happy my friend Drew was available and willing to help. I just think original scoring adds so much. Otis and Mia have a theme that appears in the beginning and ending of the film that adds an emotional resonance you cannot find in stock music. I also did not want to use production lighting for this film to continue that subtext of intimacy. Everything was either natural or lamplight from the fixtures in the interior rooms. I had an idea for the bedroom scene to have part of the dialogue to take place under the sheets, but this presented both lighting and sound issues of course. We ended up taping the sheet to the headboard so that we could make room for the camera under the sheet along with the actors. Also the cooking scene was the first time I shot a kitchen or cooking sequence and quickly realized that the continuity and sound of food cooking was not easy to replicate consistently for each take. So we had the actors prepare and cook the food prior to shooting the scene and just used the sound and insert shots to fill in during the actual scene during post. So the pans were actually empty during the shooting of the dialogue scene!