About the Movie
This compelling personal documentary follows a young man named Derrick J. on his “rampage” of “criminal behavior” – from dancing in a public park and handing out information on public school property to recording video in public buildings and riding a bike along a public street!
-Danny Ledonne, Director, “Playing Columbine”
Derrick J, a liberty activist from Philadelphia, makes the move to the epicenter of libertarian civil disobedience: Keene, NH. “Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree” documents his first year of activism which includes five outrageous arrests, all caught on video. His crimes for which he was sentenced to 540 days in jail? Recording video, dancing, smoking cannabis, going to court, and riding a bike. This moving and amusing story is narrated by Derrick J himself and includes plenty of exciting activist footage that makes it clear who the real criminals are – the people calling themselves “government”.
Released for free online via YouTube and Torrent on July 31st, 2012, this feature-length, entertaining documentary racked up over 45,000 views in its first six months on Youtube. Viewers overwhelmingly love Derrick and the film, as Youtube reports 10 likes to every 1 dislike after six months. The movie was released on February 19th, 2013 on DVD as a Director’s Cut with loads of bonuses and special features. Initial reviews on Amazon are very positive.
In September 2013, one year after the theatrical premiere of the movie, a 60-minute cut of the film, the “Film Fest Edition” was released on YouTube. This was edited by Derrick J himself and was created for the Southern Colorado Film Festival’s presentation of the movie.
In November 2014, the Director’s Cut of the movie was released for the first time on Youtube (and in HD), along with the Q&A session from the original theatrical premiere, which previously was only available on the DVD. The DVD has more than just the Director’s Cut on it – it’s packed with hours of bonus activist footage as well as TWO commentary tracks! You can grab it here on Amazon for less than $10.
Also in November 2014, the Film Fest Edition was included on the “FSP Grindhouse” DVD ISO (available for download here on the Pirate Bay). In classic Grindhouse style, two movies are on the same disc, both Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree and the subsequent 2014 documentary film by Free State Project participants, “101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire“.
The Victimless Crime Spree website features more than just the movie! Enjoy and explore trailers and extras, reviews and your comments, Derrick J’s media appearances, posters, our theatrical premiere, and instructions on how to host your own screening.
The star of the production, Derrick J, is available for interview to talk about the movie, civil disobedience, and activism. You can contact the producers via our Facebook page‘s “Send Message” button.