Ice Blues

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Ice Blues
Written byRon McGee
Directed byRon Oliver
StarringChad Allen
Sebastian Spence
Brittney Wilson
Sebastien Roberts
Nelson Wong
Daryl Shuttleworth
Sherry Miller
Country of originCanada
United States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)James Shavick
CinematographyC. Kim Miles
Editor(s)Tony Dean Smith
Production company(s)Shavick Entertainment
DistributorRegent Worldwide Sales

Ice Blues is a 2008 gay-themed mystery television film starring Chad Allen and Sebastian Spence, and directed by Emmy-nominated Canadian-born director Ron Oliver.[1][2] featuring fictional detective Donald Strachey.[3] It is the third adaptation of a Richard Stevenson novel, though it was the fourth to be released.

Ice Blues was screened in select markets in Canada in the summer of 2008 on the pay station Super Channel, but did not premiere in the United States until September 5, 2008 on here! TV network.[4] The film was nominated for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series.[5]


Actor Role
Chad Allen Donald Strachey
Sebastian Spence Timmy Callahan
Nelson Wong Kenny Kwon
Daryl Shuttleworth Detective "Bub" Bailey
Brittney Wilson Lilah / Amy
Spencer Maybee Eric Lenigan
Myron Natwick Brian Lenigan
Sebastien Roberts Frank Zaillian
Jason Poulsen Jake Lenigan
Ulla Friis Kelly
Sherry Miller Joan Lenigan
Adrian Holmes Somerville
P. Lynn Johnson Senator Lauren Platt
Taras Kostyuk Darwin
Christian Tessier Skopes
Gordon Tipple Arnie Targeson
Alfonso Quijada Director
Michael Jonsson Officer Morris
Chantal Forde Annette
Reese Alexander Police Officer
Joe Dall'Antonia Pilot

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According to Ken Clark, the webmaster of fan site Chad Allen Online, there were a couple of reasons that On the Other Hand, Death was released before Ice Blues. One was script quality; the producers felt that the adaptation of the novel needed substantial revisions to the overall plot. The other was the desired weather conditions for shooting, as Ice Blues was meant to take place in winter, so plans to shoot in May 2007 were shelved and filming was postponed until December of that year or the winter season of 2008.[6]


  1. ^ "Ice Blues: A Donald Strachey Mystery (2008)", summary in the New York Times
  2. ^ Stevenson, Richard (1986). Ice Blues. New York: Southern Tier Editions. ISBN 1-56023-655-8.
  3. ^ "Ice Blues: A Donald Strachey Mystery". NY Daily News. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
  4. ^ Hernandez, Greg (2008-08-06). "New Donald Strachey Mystery "Ice Blues" will premiere next month..." Out in Hollywood. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
  5. ^ "'Milk,' Tyra Banks among nominees for 20th GLAAD Media Awards". Entertainment Weekly. January 27, 2009. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Chad Allen Online Forum Index

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