Mystery Team Succeeds in NYC, Delivers Message to Fans


If you’ve been out to see Mystery Team, a Sundance fave that we (along with plenty of other sites) have been raving about all year, then this is for you. If you haven’t been out to see the debut feature from the Derrick Comedy kids, what’s wrong with you?

Today we bring you news directly from director Dan Eckman, who dropped me an email this morning to let me know that Mystery Team will be continuing its run in New York City and that they’re still getting a great response on Demand It! from many cities around the country. As such, there will be a limited engagement screening this Friday and Saturday night at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, NM, and showtimes will be announced in several new cities very soon.

In addition to the continued roll-out, the Derrick kids will be in New York doing Q&As every night, and handing out swords to people who see the movie twice, until the end of the run. You can buy tickets (showings at the Quad Cinema in NYC) over at

He also passed along a little note for fans, which can be read below.

Our movie “Mystery Team” is about three kids who decide to do something no one believes they can do. Likewise, when we set out to make this film, and honestly, at every step of the way since, we were five kids trying to do so something no one believed we could. But eventually, some extremely talented, smart, influential people got wind of what we’re doing, and, though they stood to gain nothing by it, they decided to believe in us. That was you guys, the online film community.

You believed in us. You continue to help us at every opportunity. It is an honor for our movie to have been taken up in such a profoundly enthusiastic way by the new vanguard of film writers and their readership. You’re changing the way movies find audiences, and vice versa. Your support continues to mean the world to us, and be the difference-maker at every tough spot along the rough road of releasing an independent film. Thank you again. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


(Dominic Dierkes, Dan Eckman, Donald Glover, Meggie McFadden, and DC Pierson)

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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