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align="Right" border="0"/>I saw style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Mystery Team at Sundance in 2009; before
watching the movie I wasn’t sure what to think – here was a sketch
comedy troupe best known for their internet videos, making their feature
debut with a movie that made fun of teen detective books, like Encyclopedia
Brown
or
The Three
Investigators
. But it turned out that the movie
was great, and more than funny it was a real movie, not just an
assemblage of comedic bits.

Now, after touring the country, Mystery
Team
is
on DVD. I had a chance to talk with the performing members of DERRICK
Comedy – DC Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, and Donald Glover (Dan Eckman, the
director of the movie, and Meggie McFadden, the producer, are also
members), and this is what happened.

href="http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Team-Donald-Glover/dp/B0035LCV12/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275009450&sr=8-1">Buy the
DVD now from CHUD
. If you
live in LA, Mystery Team is playing the New Beverly this
weekend in a double feature with style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Ghostbusters. I can’t even imagine why you
wouldn’t be there.

style="font-weight: bold;">I first met you at Sundance in 2009
and here it is a year and a half later; you’ve taken the film around
the country on a tour and now you have the DVD hitting. Can you talk
about the grassroots way that you promoted this film? style="font-weight: bold;" class="Apple-converted-space"> 

style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(153, 204,
0);">DC: It was
just predicated on the idea of a college tour. We went to towns where
there was a large college audience, and we did smaller towns in the fall
of last year. Then through the beginning of this year we were in larger
markets like Chicago and Seattle and LA and New York and places like
that. It just kept going. It was really cool because it was pretty much
just us and the movie and the people who wanted to see it. We didn’t
have a whole ton of money or traditional advertising behind us, and we
wanted to prove that people would come out and see something interesting
and cool if you make it cool for them to do so. We were overwhelmingly
happy with how that went. When we were in Chicago at the Music Box we
were like, “Holy shit, there are 700 kids here in one room.” It was
crazy and awesome, and we tried to make it special for everyone who came
out. Now it’s hitting phase two, which is DVD and hopefully whoever
wants to see it can get a hold of it.