2016 Schedule

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

Goodnight Brooklyn - The Story of Death By Audio

Friday, March 18
10:00PM - 11:22PM

Stateside Theatre
719 Congress Ave


Hashtags: #sxsw #goodnightdba

From 2005 to 2014 Death By Audio served as a venue for underground music, art and a non-traditional living environment. Founders: Oliver Ackermann, Edan Wilber and Matt Conboy, endure the challenges of hosting hundreds of people a night with looming threats of building department or police raids. Under ironic circumstances, we follow them through the last days as they navigate a billion dollar company moving into their building and the associated threats and intimidation to keep residents in fear of reprisals.

Section: Documentary Feature Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 82min

Director: Matthew Conboy

Executive Producer: Scott Coulter, Patricia Devine, Jonathan Yi, Jeffrey Kornberg

Producer: Amanda Schultz

Cinematographer: Jonathan Yi

Editor: Andrew Ratzlaff

Sound Designer: Jason Paul Heiselmann

Music: Deerhoof, A Place to Bury Strangers, Lightning Bolt, Thee Oh Sees, Dan Deacon, Grooms

Additional Credits: Director of Photography: Jonathan Yi, Live Camera Crew: Lance Lee, Matt Klammer, Jeffrey Kornberg, Jonathan Rotberg, Rockland Bazemore, Maks Suski, Jeff Seal, Jonathan Cooper, Additional Cinematography: Gregory Wilson, Live Sound: Edan Wilber, Archivist: Caroline Partamian, Still Photography: Ebru Yildiz, Narration: Geordie Broadwater, Sound Mix: Jason Paul Heiselmann, Music Supervisor: Jennifer Pearce

Principal Cast: Oliver Ackermann, Edan Wilber, Matthew Conboy, Stephanie Gross, Brian Chippendale, Mark Kleback, Dan Deacon, Bill Pearis, Michael Azerrad, Greg Saunier


Matthew Conboy is a writer director whose work includes narrative, documentary and advertising films. He was the co-founder of Death By Audio, a music venue in Brooklyn. In addition to filming shorts and documentaries, he's currently at work writing screenplays and prepping for his first narrative feature film.

Public Film Contact
Amanda Schultz
Dishwasher Safe LLC
(917) 558-6130

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Kara MacLean



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