Derrick Comedy's "Mystery Team" has been one of my most-anticipated films for almost a year now. As an ardent fan of their online short films, I've kept the film on my radar. When the positive notices from Sundance came streaming back, I knew I had to see it.
And then I had no idea when, or even if, that opportunity would arise.
While the group held a couple screenings in New York and LA, I was cursed to live in Atlanta which is renowned for not being New York or LA. With no distributor, I wondered if I would ever get to see this film. Today, finally, I know I will get that chance.
Roadside Attractions has picked up the film and it will tour college campuses in late summer (which will be a nice treat for students who are just beginning the new semester) and then will receive national distribution in the fall. If it swings by Emory, I'm going to pretend to be a college student and if not, I'll just wait for the national distribution. But I would like to pretend to be a college student. They wear jeans and t-shirts right? I'm already in costume.
For those just tuning in, check out the film's official synopsis below and congrats to Derrick Comedy for getting this film out there. I can't wait to see it.
Oakdale's Mystery Team was once a spunky band of kid detectives dedicated to solving child-sized mysteries: who put their finger in the pie, or who stole a tricycle. The town loved them for it. Now the Team is about to graduate from high school and move in to the real world, but they’re still storming the playground to bust little kids. Needless to say, the town of Oakdale is sick of it. Each member of the Team has a supposed specialty: Jason, the "Master of Disguise;" Charlie, the "Strongest Kid in Town;" and Duncan, the "Boy Genius."
But those skills may not be enough when one day a neighborhood girl asks the team to find out who killed her parents. The Team is taken for the first time into Oakdale’s dark underbelly. A violent cartel of drug lords and strippers will threaten their lives, strain their friendships, and put their team slogan “NO CASE TOO HARD, NO CASE TOO TOUGH” to the test.