Polaroid was filmed in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada, at the Prince Andrew high school.

This film is based on Lars Klevberg's short film "Polaroid" (2015).

The camera used in the movie is a Polaroid SX-70. Whenever it is used in the trailer, the distinctive sound of a charging flashgun is heard, followed by a pop and visible flash when the picture is taken - but the SX-70 has no flash built in and there is no flash attachment fitted to the camera.

Mitch Pileggi is no stranger to supernatural phenomena as he played Sam and Dean Winchester's maternal grandfather on several episodes of the TV show Supernatural.