D.C. Pierson

The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep

A long time ago, we spoke with renaissance man D.C. Pierson about his novel “The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To.” It’s a thrilling tale about a gawky young high school lad who loves to draw and the friendship he strikes up with an even gawkier high school lad who never sleeps at all ever. Of course, freakish occurrences like that don’t go unnoticed, and soon they are running from dark forces that plan all sorts of terrible things for them. It’s endearing, thrilling, and strange. It’s the kind of novel that seems written by a sophomore in high school if that sophomore could actually write as well as he thinks he can. Fortunately, and finally, it’s being turned into a movie, and they’re keeping it all in the family. Mystery Team director Dan Eckman will be taking the reins on this one alongside producer of all things Derrick Comedy, Meggie McFadden. According to Cinema Blend the pair co-wrote the script for The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To with Pierson. The project doesn’t have financing yet, but Eckman will be reaching out for money quite soon. Hopefully someone will believe in it (financially), because (in several ways) this could be the movie that Gentlemen Broncos desperately wanted to be.


The Best Short Films

Why Watch? Because all week long we’ll be featuring short films featuring the gang from Community. Today’s features Donald Glover sucking on the male sex organ. User discretion is advised. This short works so damned well, especially for movie fans, because it’s a parody of Memento that takes things in a completely absurd direction. It imagines a world where Leonard Shelby is black (just like Spider-Man), and his roommate takes advantage of his short term memory loss by making him play a mouth-based video game. It’s been online a while and already been seen a bajillion times, but that’s no reason not to give it the spotlight once again. What Will It Cost? Just 3 minutes of your time. Check out Memory Loss for yourself:



This is about to get very specific to my own personal tastes, so bare with me. Today brought us two separate reports that, when combined, put two people that I enjoy watching immensely into the same film. DC Pierson, of Derrick Comedy and Mystery Team fame, and Cobie Smulders, of How I Met Your Mother fame, have both joined the upcoming Stephen Gyllenhaal directed political comedy Grassroots.



Plus! Learn the secrets of “Lost!” Discover why Back to the Future is a plot against black people! Read words you don’t want your parents to catch you reading!



Mystery Team is finally coming to DVD. That’s why we’re here right now, talking about it. Next Tuesday, May 25, Mystery Team will be available for purchase online and in stores. So for the next seven days, we’re going to bring you a countdown in the form of articles that will inform, enlighten and perhaps entertain. It’s all just a ploy to get you to go out and buy the DVD next Tuesday. You should know that up front.



This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, Derrick Comedy member, author, and screenwriter D.C. Pierson answers the tough questions. Why would Jennifer Love Hewitt insure her breasts through Allstate?



The Derrick Comedy crew strikes back with a brand new short film, which was shown at Comic-Con. They also deliver a release schedule for their fantastic film, the dark comedy known as Mystery Team.


Mystery Team

The Derrick Comedy crew, the minds behind the upcoming comedy Mystery Team, sat down with our own Kevin Kelly to talk about their experience at Comic-Con 2009.



The folks from Derrick Comedy have released a brand new theatrical trailer for their upcoming film Mystery Team, one of my favorite films of 2009 thus far. As you will see in this new green band trailer, there are plenty of hilarious one liners — some of which will make you laugh without any context at all.



More exciting news from our friends over at Derrick Comedy today, as it has now been announced that director Dan Eckman, writers/stars Dominic Dierkes, Donald Glover and DC Pierson, and producer Meggie McFadden will be appearing on a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con next month.



One of my favorite things about attending Sundance is the opportunity to meet and see filmmakers who are genuinely excited to bring their film to the public. Among this year’s entries is Mystery Team, a dark and clever comedy from the Derrick Comedy group, a troupe of comics on the verge of a major breakout.

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