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Director Andrea Arnold wanted to work with unknown actors. She would often approach teenagers on the street whom she thought would be good for the movie, and hold impromptu auditions in parking lots.
Filmed in chronological order. Much of the dialogue was improvised.
Shia LaBeouf acquired 12 tattoos during filming.
Shia LaBeouf was injured while doing a stunt that involved him smashing his head through a window. He ended up with stitches in his hand and head.
Filmed mostly with natural or available light.
Film debut for Sasha Lane.
Sasha Lane was initially approached for the role during spring break at Panama City Beach
When Sasha Lane was approached on the beach in Panama City, her friend with her thought they were being scouted for porn, and walked away. Then realizing that was not the intent; she ended up cast as the lead.
Sasha Lane was the second choice for Star. Andrea Arnold had originally cast and rehearsed with a completely different girl, but she backed out two weeks before filming started.
Was shot almost exclusively handheld.

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