Ben's paintings were done by painter Boris Torres, who is also director Ira Sachs' husband.

After finding out on the set that the actor who was originally cast as the girl at the end of the film couldn't skateboard at all, director Ira Sachs saw a girl on a skateboard pass by the set. A producer followed the girl for three blocks to ask her to play the role instead - which she, Anahi Vidal, accepted.

The episode of Joey (Charlie Tahan) stealing French books is based on Ira Sachs' own experience. Sachs stole French books from his high school because he thought "in my public high school in Memphis, I would be the only one to ever grow up and read French, so why let those books just sit on the shelf?"