How does a composer write music that doesn’t draw attention to itself? How can a director convey scoring ideas if they’re not a musician? Why is temp music important for an editor? When should sound design reflect the real world, and when should it be from a character’s psychological perspective? Will the dialogue editor choose the lavalier or boom mic recording, or both?
The artist Clinton Lugert of THEY design chose to focus on the film's alternate perspectives as well as the rift in the primary relationship. This lead him to base the Key Art and poster design on the ancient Roman god Janus.
In 2021 and its sequel, TWIN CITIES, Clarence Wethern plays a frustrated programmer tasked with creating an AI that can pass the Turing Test. The film, sets its sci-fi elements up as a foundation on which a subtler, more personal story stands. According to filmmaker Dave Ash, the film seeks to ask questions about how the creation of a true artificial intelligence would impact our beliefs, and to examine them through the relationship and arcs of Wethern's character, John, and his love interest, Emily.