Our Story

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. Our project was selected and production was officially underway. Our trio established Very Serious Films to produce the movie.

Back: Shelby Halberg, Kat Brady, and Josh Brady    Front: Gregg Goldsbury (Detective Dick)

On February 2nd, 2015 we launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production. As recent graduates, we needed a way to cover our expenses for things such as costumes, props, food, and insurance. Thanks to all our friends, family and fans, we were successfully funded on March 6th.

Our entire crew consisted of then current students and graduates of the PBSC film program. We also had some 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 we wrapped on July 10th. We’re incredibly proud of our entire cast and crew for their hard work and dedication!

Afterwards, we dove head first into post-production. Our director, Kat, edited the film including all sound editing and mixing. We had an original score created by our composer, Andrew Aycoth. Our numerous visual effects were crafted by visual effects artist Katy Lee.

The Big Frozen Gumshoe was officially completed in June 2018. We are currently submitting to film festivals around the country.


Official Selection, Narrative Feature category, Orlando Film Festival 2018

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Gregg Goldsbury (Detective Dick) and Braden Bullard (Kid)