Production[ edit ] When we made it I was naive. I know now how rare it is to find situations where the stars align. He, cinematographer Florian Ballhaus and costume designer Patricia Field , drew heavily on their experience in making Sex and the City. Frankel recalls the whole experience as having high stakes for those involved, since for himself and the others behind the camera it was the biggest project they had yet attempted, with barely adequate resources. Carla Hecken, then the studio's executive vice president, had only seen the first hundred pages of manuscript and an outline for how the rest of the plot was to go.