Prior to writing the script, Daniel Michael dedicated six-months toward the comprehensive research of scientific histories, societal stigmas, and individual impacts that surround both speech and mental health disorders. To better his understanding of fluency ailments, Daniel frequently attended and observed weekly speech therapy sessions in the greater New York City area. Additionally, several portions of dialogue which make it into the final draft of the script are stripped from real-life therapy sessions.
I guess I missed the transition... You know, from when the floor was lava and imaginary friends became schizophrenia?
Isaac Dodge: Well the floor should always be lava, no matter the age, right?
Made entirely for Film Festival purposes, both a twenty-one-minute original length cut and a sixteen-minute shortened version of Dodgson exist.