Thursday, December 30, 2010
"Ice Blues: A Donald Strachey Mystery" (4th in a series): an "ordinary" but gay private eye makes his partner a mark
I’m not sure that it all works, as the situations seem put together, although they show how easily ordinary people (gay or straight) can become marks for bad guys. The film tries to make the couple’s home life as “ordinary” as possible. Donald is a bit more comic than Magnum PI, and more up-to-date, and no he doesn't root for the Detroit Tigers.
The setting of the film, curiously, is Albany NY (there is one shot of the New York State center), but most of the film was shot in Vancouver.
The film is also the fourth in the “Strachey” series although I don’t recall encountering the series at the Reel Affirmations circuit.
The 85 minute film is directed by Ron Oliver, was produced by Here! and Shavick Entertainment, and distributed by Regent.
Here is Chad Allen’s fan site, link.
Wikipedia attribution link for Albany picture.