The Big Frozen Gumshoe

an independent comedy-mystery feature film

The Big Frozen Gumshoe is a comedy-mystery film about Detective Richard D. Dick, a Private Investigator from the 1940’s.  Detective Dick is a hapless, trench coat and fedora wearing, P.I. that is close to solving his latest damsel in distress case when he’s mysteriously frozen in time for sixty-nine years. The defrosted detective reopens the cold case and is hot on the trail of new leads in Dick’s attempt to crack the biggest case he’s ever faced, the case of The Big Frozen Gumshoe.

Directed, Edited, & Co-Written

by Kat Brady


The Big Frozen Gumshoe is my directorial debut film. I co-wrote the script with Josh Brady, who was also our producer for this project. Pre-production began in January 2015 and lasted roughly 5 months. During that time we ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the production.

Kickstarter launch video

The feature length film was shot that summer between May – July and was completed after 26 production days. We filmed on location all across Palm Beach County, FL from downtown Delray to local mini golf courses, with a crew of 15 and a cast of 20+.


After production wrapped, I worked in Adobe Premiere Pro to edit the movie. I’ve taken the film through picture editing, sound editing and design, including creating a 5.1 surround sound mix. I worked with a composer for an original score, a colorist for our look, and a visual effects artist for our numerous effects. Our producer, Josh, worked closely with me throughout every stage of the post process.

The Big Frozen Gumshoe was officially completed in June 2018. Working on an independent film has its share of unique challenges. I’ve loved every moment and have learned more than I ever could have imagined.

The Big Frozen Gumshoe is currently being submitted to film festivals across the country. It had its World Premiere screening at the Orlando Film Festival in October 2018.


Official selection, Narrative Feature category, Orlando Film Festival 2018

Official selection, Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival 2019


“Alumni’s feature film leads to festivals and careers” – written by Joyce Edelstein for the Palm Beach State College News Center

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I can’t wait for you to see the hard work our entire cast and crew have put into this film.