Peli was inspired with the chemistry between the actors, saying, “If you saw the photos, you possibly can’ve thought they had known each other for years. ” During a guest appearance on The Jay Leno Show on November 3, 2009, Sloat and Featherston defined they each saw the casting call on LACasting. Featherston noted they were initially paid $500 for his or her work. The film was shot out of sequence due to Peli’s self-imposed seven-day shooting time table, though Peli would have preferred the tale unfold for the actors as he had estimated it. Sloat, who controlled the camera for a good deal of the film, was a former cameraman at his school’s TV station. “It was a very intense week”, Peli recalled, mentioning that the film can be shot day and night, edited at a similar time, and would have the visual effects applied to it as the acting footage was being finalized.