Directed by artists Matt Starr and Ellie Sachs, My Annie Hall began in an "Interpretive Cinema" class at a New York seniors' center. Co-director Starr discovered that reciting classic movie lines proved to be a therapeutic tool in engaging with his grandmother, who suffers from early onset Alzheimer's. The class of seniors voted on which movie to remake, and eventually had to pick between Singin' In The Rain and Annie Hall. They opted for the one that wouldn't put anyone in the hospital.
With a crew of volunteers and over $10,000 in crowdfunding dough, the team set out to remake Annie Hall -- but, again, with old people. They even managed to film several scenes in the original locations Allen used, and the production was shadowed by a documentary crew.