Independent California filmmaker wants public to know about his PI flick

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When McDick won Best Comedy and Audience Award at local festivals, one of the attendees brought the trailer to Danny Trejo’s attention, and he agreed to shoot his scenes in Malibu. (Photo Courtesy: The Santa Monica Daily Press).

Santa Monica-based comedy actor Chris McDonnell’s McDick (2017) is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video with around a thousand views so far, according to the Santa Monica Daily Press. The film stars McDonnell, Mo Collins, and Danny Trejo, with the director playing a detective who gets himself fired and becomes an incompetent private investigator in the tradition of Blake Edwards’s The Pink Panther (1963). The movie was something of a years-long passion project for the New Jersey-born McDonnell, who called in favors from his friends in the Los Angeles filmmaking community and raised a budget of $150,000 after moving there in 2002.