You Were Here
Feature-length experimental documentary
Soon after musician Oliver Ackermann signed the lease on an industrial space he found
on Craigslist, he and his friends transformed it into lofts, a recording studio, pedal
factory, and what eventually became one of the most beloved music venues in Brooklyn,
Death By Audio.
Inspired by films like Sympathy for the Devil and Last Days, we created an in-the-moment
document of one year at Death By Audio. Rejecting the usual formula of talking head
testimonials and after-the-fact voice overs, we created a film using only footage shot in
real time, This film brings the viewer into that year, to feel just what it was like to be
there, in that place at that time.
Direction, editing, production John and Takako Tymkw
Sound Rod Sherwood and Dan Timmons