Painful budgetary constraints
"The idea first came from my personal experience with my family, and second from the reading of Abel & Cain's myth which is a story about jealousy between two brothers.
The writing process took five years. At the beginning, I wrote a first script draft by myself, then I met a screenwriter with whom I reworked the script’s architecture (character's path). I was ready to shoot this first version, but two weeks before the shooting, we didn't have enough budget to shoot the movie I had in mind. That’s why I looked for a production company to access national subsidies.
A second writing phase then started with another screenwriter, the production company and feedback from the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma). All in all, we wrote six different versions of the script. Two weeks before the shooting, I had to make cuts in the script, again because of budgetary constraints, because I had six days for shooting, instead of ten. It was painful for me because budget impacted the movie’s structure.