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Trivia / Gold Standard

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  • Acting for Two: Robert Madden plays Butch and also doubles up as one of the men moving James's body out of the bar.
  • Actor-Inspired Element: Bobby Calloway opted to give Fergal a Liverpool accent because he couldn't do an Irish one, and felt his natural voice didn't suit the character.
  • Corpsing: During the scene where Johnny throws a ball of paper at Fergal, Thomas Leggett kept missing his head and sending the cast into hysterical giggles.
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  • Creator Cameo: AD Sam Burke plays the barman.
  • Hostility on the Set: Shane Martin alienated a lot of people by turning up late, not understanding the scenes and ruining several takes because he hadn't learned his lines.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Shane Martin likes raisins, Bobby Calloway doesn't.
  • Production Posse: Robert Madden and Zac Goold had worked together on Zac's previous short Helpline. The two of them, as well as Bobby Calloway and Thomas Leggett, reunited for What I Stand For.
  • Throw It In!:
    • Bobby Calloway ad-libbed Fergal pausing before deciding to bash Tom's head in with the shovel one more time. He also improvised Fergal jumping down the stairs in the final scene.
    • Vanessa Schaefer improvised Amber's scream to Fergal being shot; her reaction was unscripted.
    • Johnny Mac's Suddenly SHOUTING! on "do you know his name?" was Thomas Leggett's idea.
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  • Those Two Actors: Bobby Calloway and Gerry Cannon have also starred in Boxed In, Stuck Home Syndrome, Proposing Confusion, Robin and Worth Fighting For.
  • Underage Casting: Robert Madden was fifteen playing Butch.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • A bit was filmed where Johnny and Fergal clap after Liam stabs James, but it was cut.
    • Ernie Draper of Fifty Shades of Tae fame was cast as Fergal, but dropped out.
    • The script contained more dialogue for the barman and a couple of assistants to Johnny Mac, but the actors dropped out at the last minute.
    • The fight between Liam, Fergal and Butch was thought up on the day of filming.

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