In a statement to Collider, Lilly Wachowski said she “jumped” at the chance to direct the film after Hearon sent her the script, calling it “beautiful, sad and funny!” Additionally, Wachowski recognized that queer stories are more important than ever as LGBTQIA+ people are being systematically pushed to the margins. “Our incredible writers, Caleb and Ruby, are a bright light in all this damn darkness,” she said.
Additionally, Trevorrow added, “Caleb Hearon and Ruby Caster are true originals and Lilly Wachowski is a living legend. I'm so lucky to call them collaborators and friends.” Trevorrow is producing under his Metronome Film Co. banner, which also manages the sci-fi series “Halcyon” and the crime comedy “Deep Cover,” both heading to Prime Video. While “Trash Mountain” doesn’t have an announced distribution plan yet, it wouldn’t be surprising if the film followed suit. Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev also serve as producers on Sight Unseen, the company's 2023 AV Rockwell's bright, low-key indie drama “A Thousand and One.”
Hopefully, “Trash Mountain” will mean we get more feature films from Lilly Wachowski, whose voice and vision have been sorely missed on the big screen. This could also be a big step forward for Hearon, who currently writes on the “Big Mouth” spinoff “Human Resources” and appeared in the 2023 SXSW hit “I Used to Be Funny” alongside Rachel Sennott. Hearon is currently on tour with Annie Dirusso, and pieces of your stand-up routine often go viral on TikTok.