Carrell, Kinnear and Suhrstedt were close to their Los Angeles homes as the movie roamed the Southern California freeways, and Alan Arkin's son, Adam, was in Los Angeles, too. Dayton and Faris felt that part of what made Little Miss Sunshine such a happy shoot is that so many members of the production, including the directors, had families in Los Angeles, the movie's base. Dayton and Faris are the parents of twin boys, 10, James and Everett, and a girl, Augusta, 13. "It was great to remain a parent through the process," says Faris. "We were having so much fun, I think they could feel we were happy in our work."