The story of Francis came about interestingly from famed radio show ‘This American Life’. Broadcaster Ira Glass asked 6 American writers to create a short story about Adventure. One of these stories written by novelist and screenwriter Dave Eggers; it was read on the show to much acclaim and praise. Richard Hickey worked with producer Kevin Batten and a wider team to turn the words into this short. The film has been shown at Cannes Film Festival and Raindance.