Murder on Fire Island
Jaki Bradley’s “Last Ferry” takes us to Fire Island where an introverted young gay lawyer, Joseph, (Ramon Torres, who also wrote the screenplay) comes to explore his sexuality but also becomes witness to a murder after being drugged. A stranger, Cameron, (Sheldon Best) helps him to safety, but he soon discovers his savior is friends with the killer.
Here is Fire Island with her gorgeous dunes and casual encounters. Joseph is immediately greeted with disappointment: He came during off-season, and the island is dead. But he persists and even attempts a hook-up, which leaves him drugged. In this state, he witnesses a shocking murder in the Meat Rack.
As he tries to flee, Joseph finds himself rescued by a handsome local named Cameron. As he recuperates at Cameron’s house, he begins to discover that nothing is as it seems, and he may not be out of danger after all. “Last Ferry” is a tense queer thriller that turns a vacation into a nightmare that builds in suspense toward its shocking conclusion.