Because of the minimal, out of pocket, budget Peter Litvin and Greg DeLiso wrote scripts on Wednesdays, Peter would produce the next weeks shoot and they would shoot scenes the following Monday. Peter and Greg did this for over a dozen Mondays straight.
Peter Litvin composed, recorded and performed the original score for Hectic Knife himself at a recording studio in Sterling Heights, Michigan. It happened to be the same studio used by Detroit rap group, ICP.
The entire movie was created on a whim after Peter Litvin hired Greg DeLiso to "create any short film I want." Hectic Knife was just one of many shorts the two created back in the spring of 2010 but eventually became a feature length production when they both fell in love with the footage they had so far.
Hectic Knife was produced completely independently, by Peter Litvin, Greg DeLiso, their parents and friends. Troma was their first call when the film was completed. A contract for distribution was presented within the week.