In the movie, the main characters are in a band called The Low Budgets. The Low Budgets are, in fact, a Philadelphia band that 'Robert Masciantonio' is friends with. None of the actors are in the real band.
The same leather jacket that 'Christian Campbell' wore in as John Luke in Cold Hearts (1999) hangs in the background of Don's studio-basement in "Neighbor". It was unintentional as the production designer, 'Mike Crenshaw', just happened to be wearing the same brand jacket.
Details about the lighting design, casting and use of humor on the audio commentary provided by Dr Karen Oughton were based on a film studies-style reading of the film then confirmed by the cast and crew in over 20 hours of interviews.