I’d gotten a Maneki Neko (waving cat) from an arcade. As I was trying to sleep, I watched this tiny figurine wave over and over again in the dark. It was terrifying. I got up and wrote a short film about it, not with any intention of making it. A couple of years later, I came across the script and remembered how much it made me laugh while writing it. From there, I integrated some personal aspects like the stress of college and miscommunication with family members.