Written by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub
One of my favorite films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Derrick Comedy’s “Mystery Team”. In case you haven’t heard of the film….
When they were seven, Oakdale’s Mystery Team was 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, and 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.” When a little girl sees their sign advertising “Mysteries Solved, Ten Cents,” she asks the gang if they could find out who killed her parents. Jason accepts the challenge readily, over objections from Duncan and Charlie who worry that the case is too dangerous. Jason makes the point that in this very real crime, the Team has an opportunity to prove they are real detectives to the town and to themselves. The Team embarks on a mystery that will take them deep into a violent conspiracy that will see their lives threatened, their friendship strained, and their claim that they are “real detectives” tested.
Trust me, the film is extremely funny and I cannot believe it hasn’t yet sold to a distributor. I really believe these guys have a bright future on the big screen and it’s just going to take one executive to pull the trigger.
Anyway, we’ve been provided with 4 movie clips so take a look. And since many of you probably haven’t seen the trailer, I’m posting it again.
Mystery Team Trailer
Clip 1 – The best way
Clip 2 – I’m so tired of school
Clip 3 – Let’s treat ourselves
Clip 4 – Our best customers