2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Search Party

Sunday, March 13
1:30PM - 1:57PM

Vimeo Theater
500 Ceasar Chavez, entrance at Ceasar Chavez and Red River

Hashtags: #sxsw #SearchPartyTBS

This episodic screening will be followed by an extended 30 minute Q&A with creators and talent.

Search Party is a dark comedy mystery that centers on Dory (Alia Shawkat), her clueless boyfriend Drew (John Reynolds), and her narcissistic best friends, Elliott (John Early) and Portia (Meredith Hagner) who are not crime solvers in the least. So when Dory drags them down the rabbit hole of a bumbling pursuit to find a missing girl who they can barely remember from college, they become entangled in a sinister plot that is more than their privileged Brooklyn lifestyles ever bargained for.

Section: Episodic
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 27min

Director: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers

Executive Producer: Michael Showalter, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns

Screenwriter: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers

Additional Credits: Created By: Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers

Principal Cast: Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, John Early, Meredith Hagner


The pilot was written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers, whose credits include the 2014 SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Award-winning feature film Fort Tilden and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and overseen by Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name Is Doris, Wet Hot American Summer).

Distributor: TBS Network

Public Film Contact
Brad Bernstein

Publicity Contact
Eileen Quast



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