Hello there fellow fiends!
Kellen here. Strap yourself in for this making of installment. Let's get to it.
First off: where did the idea for The Legend of Chuggy Kilpatrick come from? We wanted to do a St. Patrick's Day themed sketch and Billy spewed out just the title while we sipped fancy caffeinated drinks at some Instagram worthy coffee shop like typical Millennial asshats. We decided to make this thing a reality based off the title alone.
Billy took the ridiculous title and came up with a ridiculous story to match it. When I read through the first draft I knew it was something we had to bring to life. It was such a grand tale about a man who's not a good person at all and, actually, a criminal. He's in the woods drinking, smoking, and hiding from the police. It was a truly powerful story that I connected with almost immediately, because I sometimes drink alone in the woods.
We shot the first scene between acting heroes Justin and Josh at 9:00 AM on a Sunday morning. It went very smoothly, minus a couple cat meows ruining takes and Justin shouting about how awesome his Final Four bracket was. (It went to shit)
We wrapped the first scene at about 12:00 PM and headed down to Southern Minnesota to shoot the Chuggy forest scenes. But before we blasted out of the Twin Cities we really needed to get some food for our tum-tums. We considered Arby's, but in the end Taco Bell won. I hadn't eaten Taco Bell in years and had completely forgotten what it tasted like. I can tell you it tasted like heaven. Everybody please go to Taco Bell ASAP. Seriously, drop everything, get in your car, and drive to that trash. Sure, you might regret your decision, but you only live once.
After an hour drive we arrived at our location and it was extremely foggy. It looked very cool. We actually thought we were in The Revenant for a second. After about a half hour into filming, we realized why the fog was there; the temperature was dropping. Classic Minnesota!
At about 4:00 PM we wrapped shooting and made our way back home. On the way up we dreamt of gorditas and beefy three layer whatevers. Or maybe that was just me?
Enjoy a few of our favorite behind the scenes photos below! Thanks for reading!