Filmed in 20 days.

Based on an old short story of the same name by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Also based on 'Wakefield', an update of Hawthorne's tale, by E.L. Doctorow that appeared in the Jan. 14, 2008 New Yorker.

At around 32 minutes Howard is reading the book "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV" by Robert A. Caro. This is likely to be a nod to the actor's portrayal of Johnson in stage productions with the American Repertory Theater, a separate production on Broadway and in the film All the Way (2016).

Babs is also the name of the character portrayed by Beverly D'Angelo in the series and movie Entourage.