On December 11th, 2014 Kat Brady (Director/Co-Writer/Editor), Josh Brady (Producer/Co-Writer), and Shelby Halberg (Director of Photography) pitched the script for The Big Frozen Gumshoe as part of the Student Feature Film Initiative for Palm Beach State College’s Film Department. The winning team gets to independently produce their script and the college provides them with equipment as well as guidance from the professional staff. Their project was selected and production was officially underway.
On February 2nd, 2015 they launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production. As recent graduates, they needed a way to cover expenses for things such as costumes, props, food, and insurance. Thanks to all their friends, family and fans, they were successfully funded on March 6th.
The entire crew consisted of then current students and graduates of the PBSC film program. There were also fellow students working in front of the camera as well as an entire cast of professional, local actors. The Big Frozen Gumshoe began production on May 11th and was filmed on location all across Palm Beach County, Florida. After 26 days of production they wrapped on July 10th.
Afterwards, the team dove head first into post-production. The director, Kat, edited the film including all sound editing and mixing. They had an original score created by composer Andrew Aycoth and the numerous visual effects were crafted by visual effects artist Katy Lee.
The Big Frozen Gumshoe was officially completed in June 2018. They are currently submitting to film festivals around the country.
Official Selection, Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival 2019