"I met them [Malek Mechergui, Chaker Mechergui, and Rayene Mechergui] on the side of the road. I was doing a road trip. I just saw the two older brothers on the side of the road with their sheep, and I was immediately captivated by their faces and by the landscape. So the project actually started with them, and I wrote the script with them in mind to play the roles (which have the same first names). It was kind of like the opposite of how ... you write the script and then you cast for the film."
-- Meryam Joobeur
Lybarger, Dan. "Shorts: Good things come in small packages." Interview with Meryam Joobeur, Yves Piat. Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, January 31, 2020.