The film was shot in 36 days.

In an interview with Chris Stuckmann, Colin Trevorrow stated the screenplay was twenty years old.

Big screen debut of Maddie Ziegler.

Director Colin Trevorrow said he first read a version of the screenplay, that was "much more of a black comedy", but he "wasn't really interested" in making such a movie, therefore it was changed.

Naomi Watts and Jaeden Lieberher also worked together in St. Vincent (2014).

Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay also worked together in Shut In (2016).