Get a Behinds the Scenes Look at the New Documentary Cheesesteak City (Video)
The debate of who has the city’s best cheesesteak will go on as long as Philly exists. Recognizing that there isn’t much of a story to tell when it comes to a never ending battle, Colin Comstock & James O’Brien set out to give a more in-depth look into the cheesesteak culture. Cheesesteak City is a documentary currently in the works that will immerse viewers into the surprisingly complex world of the Philadelphia cheesesteak.
Much more than just how some of your favorite places cook their steaks, Cheesesteak City will show the camaraderie, family feuds, as well as the neighborhood rivalries. Wooder Ice caught up with Colin and James at SQ Philip’s Steaks in South Philly. Found on many cheesesteak lover’s short list of great places, Philip’s is a 24/7 no-frills family owned and operated spot ran my Susan “Suzy Q” Baldino. (In case you were wondering what the SQ stood for now you know.)
The documentary itself is independently funded and has become a passion project for the video duo. Normally Colin, James, and the crew shoot corporate videos but now they get to really sink their teeth into a fresh project that will prove to be both entertaining and educational. Cheesesteak City is slated to drop next year in which time, Colin and James plan to shop it around to platforms such as Netflix.
After following the progression of the documentary via IG. (@cheesesteakcity) for some time, we had to sit down with the creators to get more perspective on their approach and what viewers should expect to see. Check out our interview above and stay tuned to Wooder Ice as we’ll be providing future updates for Cheesesteak City.