The look and feel of the film is inspired by several films, some contribute to the aesthetic while others evoke a similar mood. Stylistically we can look to MOONLIGHT, for its use of anamorphic lenses to create powerful character close ups and capture of a young urban life in phases. LIFE ITSELF for its rollercoaster of emotion and examination of intergenerational connections over time. RAISING VICTOR VARGAS for its authentic Latinx coming-of-age feel. THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES for its unexpected girly urban charm. THE FAREWELL for its multigenerational spectrum of cultural sentiment and young female perspective. THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO for its stunning capture of architecture and DO THE RIGHT THING for its urban backdrops in the 1980s.