In November 2014, directors James Hall and Edward Lovelace had a Q&A session with Clash magazine to discuss the films abstract imagery and finding the pictures for Edwyn's words:
I think we’ve always wanted to try and step outside the normal constraints of a documentary. You normally turn up at any cost to document something and it doesn’t matter what camera you’re shooting on or how you’re shooting it – just make sure you film it. That’s the normal documentary rule, isn’t it? Whereas, luckily for us, we had the time to essentially create this narration, which was basically Edwyn telling his own story, and then James and I were left with a blank screen for 90 minutes. So we went away and wrote it the way you would a fictional film.
Edwyn was so visual and emotional in the way he described his memories, it seemed like it would be such a let down to just film Edwyn at home and get archive stuff that everyone’s already seen. The question was how can Edwyn watch it and be like, “Guys, you have visualised what I was telling you.” And all these memories of when he was in Orange Juice and first meeting Grace – obviously we could have used loads of photos and we could have used loads of archive, but the way he talked about it, it felt much bigger and more cinematic than the real footage that already existed.Read the full Clash magazine article here