maker . “ Nick and I were in the AFI program at the time and we didn ’ t want to squeeze the life out of the footage and overly plan stuff . It was a reaction to what we were going through in film school . It was extremely loose - almost every moment had us wondering , ‘ What are we doing ?’” The shooting took place over two and a half long days . Derek and Nick were both sick and suffered from lack of sleep . Traveling across country made the situation even worse for them .
“ It was kind of a fever dream in making this movie ,” he continued . “ I think what helped us find these moments was that even though we didn ’ t have a script , a shot list , or a story board , we all knew that the story we were telling was about someone who ’ s finding a connection with something , and finding meaning when there is none . And , as long as the three of us ( Derek , Nick , and Jeff ) agreed on that , we knew our instincts for what made for good shots , good moments , and good scenes would