So back in March, some of us shot a sequel to Patriots and Tyrants. It’s called Served Cold.
Side note (and yes I know it’s a bit early for side notes): Have you seen Patriots and Tyrants yet? Because it was released online a couple of weeks back, and available to watch RIGHT NOW and FOR FREE on PatriotsandTyrantsFilm.com! So go watch it now. I’ll wait.
Seriously, WTF are you still reading for? GO WATCH: PatriotsandTyrantsFilm.com. Now. Damnit.
Okay, so I’ll assume you’ve seen the film by now (and that if you haven’t you can’t read or something, because I have no hope for you). The shoot was a lot of fun – in part, because EVERYONE who was involved in the first production has a credit in the second film. Only two crew members were unable to return, but get archive footage credits because a couple of their clips appears. But everyone else returned to set in one form or another (and if you’ve seen the first film, you’ll realize that’s a fairly big spoiler).
For a short film with a budget that barely cracked four figures – or for any film really – it’s an amazing cast and crew, and what’s even more remarkable is that we all came back together and did it again a mere 10 months after shooting the first. Plus we added a few new members to our P&T family. I’m humbled and grateful that everyone took the chance to take part.
The film itself is much more ambitious than the first. It has a running time of half the length and probably 1/4 of the lines, but seven times the number of scenes, the vast majority of which were outside. We filmed on location in Capitol Hill, and in other locations around Washington DC, including the Gallery Place Metro Station platform. Our production schedule was set for two days, set two weeks apart. One got mostly rained out, so we pushed to three. One scene had to be completely re-written after we wrapped, and we added a fourth day almost a month later. All for an eight minute film. But everyone worked their tails off to make this as great as possible, and I’m really pleased with the result. I can’t wait for you all to see it.
In the meantime, check out a behind the scenes look at our shoot below, then make sure you come back to watch the full film on PatriotsandTyrantsFilm.com on Tuesday, September 1.