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  • Actor-Inspired Element:
    • Eoin was scripted to wear a cowboy costume for the party. Greg Young instead brought the Elvis suit, which he already owned.
    • Greg Young also co-wrote his scene for the Christmas Special.
  • Approval of God: Upon discovering this page, Liam Gaynor found it Actually Pretty Funny.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Adam Douglas would constantly get quotes like "time for the sesh" or "ready for a sesh" thrown at him when the actual quote is "organise a sesh".
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  • The Danza: Singer Adam Dunne plays one of Ryan's friends, also called Adam.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Jordan Lennon directed and played Jake.
  • Enforced Method Acting:
    • When filming the opening scene of Jake cycling to school, the cameraman was in the backseat of a car driving in front. Jordan expected the car to stop at intervals to allow him to rest. It didn't, so he was legitimately cycling as fast as he could to catch up - which made it look like Jake was in a rush to get to school. The next scene of him arriving was shot after that, and Jordan was genuinely out of breath when stumbling through the door.
    • Greg Young, Adam Douglas and Liam Gaynor stayed in Jordan Lennon's house for a night because they had an early start the next day. This helped them bond and convincingly play friends who'd known each other for years.
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  • He Also Did: Prior to this, Jordan Lennon also filmed some scenes for The Professor & the Madman - a film with an infamously Troubled Production - playing the teenage version of Sean Penn. His scenes were cut, and Executive Meddling resulted in star Mel Gibson and director Farhad Safina refusing to promote it (Farhad was even credited under the pseudonym PB Shemran).
  • Irony as She Is Cast:
    • Eoin's singing prompts a "that's rotten" response from Jake. Greg Young is actually quite a gifted singer.
    • Luke is also both The Ditz and a slacker. By all accounts, his actor Liam Gaynor is considerably smarter, insightful and more hard-working (having previously won arts scholarships in fact).
  • Name's the Same: Adam Douglas plays Jimbo. Adam Driver has 'Douglas' as a middle name.
  • Never Work with Children or Animals: The first film has a scene where a child intimidates Eoin as soon as he arrives. Jordan Lennon jokes that they knocked on a bunch of doors to find a child to do the scene, and bribed him with sweets to say yes. The child struggled to do the simple stunt of walking up to Eoin and kicking his suitcase, but his mother then suggested he just run off with the bag instead.
  • Old Shame:
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    • Jordan Lennon isn't ashamed of the films, admitting "it's what made us", but he wasn't happy with everyone in his area constantly making fun of him for making it and would rather move on from it. He has affirmed he enjoyed making it and the people involved.
    • Adam Douglas has a similar attitude - acknowledging that the film was fun to make and got him interested in acting - but would rather move on from it.
  • Production Posse:
    • Greg Young acted as producer for two music videos for Adam Dunne. He and Jordan Lennon reunited for the short Miles Away too.
    • Jordan Lennon is also part of a rap duo with Mason Creedy, who plays the bully Ryan.
    • Brother team Jordan and Jackson Lennon collaborated on the shorts Poisoned Minds (which also starred Mason Creedy), Blood on the Bark (starring Mason as well as Liam Gaynor), Listen and Boxed In.
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • Jake's mother is played by Jordan Lennon's actual mother. His little brother Jackson has a cameo as a party guest who is initially refused in, and was also the DP.
    • Eoin's father is played by Greg Young's father (also named Greg Young).
  • Throw It In!:
    • The little boy that robs Eoin's suitcase was originally just supposed to kick it, until his mother suggested running off with it. Eoin's response "did you see that? Absolute delinquents!" was an ad-lib when Greg Young was told to "say something posh".
    • Jordan Lennon ad-libbed "that's disgusting, get that off you now!" in reaction to Eoin's costume.
  • Unbuilt Casting Type: Greg Young would later get typecast as the Only Sane Man. Here however, his character is the Country Mouse who is sane only by comparison.
  • Uncredited Role: Greg Young IV is uncredited for his voice cameo as Jake's uncle.
  • Underage Casting: Mason Creedy was a couple of years younger than the other cast members, despite playing the bully in their group. Everyone was aged sixteen-seventeen, while he was only fourteen.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • As seen in the outtakes, the two robbers in the Christmas Special were originally going to sing their version of "All I Want For Christmas" by Mariah Carey.
    • Adam Douglas claims the original actor for Jimbo dropped out, and he won the part off an audition. Greg Young also auditioned for one of the friends but couldn't do a Finglas accent, so he was cast as Eoin.
    • A planned sequence would have Eoin unknowingly buying cocaine, snorting it and going mad at the party - interrupting an Almost Kiss between Jake and Lauren. Greg Young had to leave early, so the scene had to be scrapped.
  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: Very few scenes were scripted in advance and most of the film was improvised.
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