The film will primarily be shot in and around Brooklyn, New York.

The production has secured the support of the Board of Education Public School 284.  It is the Brownsville, Brooklyn elementary school alma mater of the writer.  

Opening courtyard exteriors will be at Brownsville's Langston Hughes project buildings, as depicted in the true story, and leaning into the authenticity of our title setting.

Family home interiors will be in shot in uptown Manhattan, in a two bedroom apartment that resembles the writer's childhood home.

A company move to Puerto Rico will include the neighborhoods of Cataño and Condado.