Across The River To Motor City
is a Canadian
television drama series, that aired on Citytv
stations. It debuted November 22, 2007. The series is about an insurance investigator named Ben Ford who works the border in both Detroit
. The story takes into account the shifting allegiances and ambitions that straddle the Detroit/Windsor Canada/US border.
Benjamin Ford's 30th birthday happens to fall on a fateful day: November 22, 1963, the day of the Kennedy assassination
. Coincidentally, it is also the day that his flight attendant girlfriend, Katie, disappears on a flight back from Dallas.
The mystery of what happened to her, and why, consumes the life of Ben Ford; it eventually involves his adult daughter, Kathleen, when Katie's body turns up 40 years later. Family mysteries and intrigue play out against a backdrop of some of the more momentous events of recent American and Canadian history.
The six-episode series was shot in the Canadian cities of Hamilton
and Windsor as well as the American city of Detroit.
In April, 2008, Across The River To Motor City
won a Canadian Screenwriting Award for Best Dramatic Writing for Denis McGrath and Robert Wertheimer.
On August 26, 2008, Across the River to Motor City
was nominated for 7 Gemini Awards
, including Best Dramatic Miniseries, Best Lead Actor (David Fox) and Best Writing in a Dramatic... Read More