Produced and directed by Ben Wu and David Usui, of Lost & Found Films (

Allan Hill, Detroit, Michigan

Allan is the caretaker of one of the few remaining structures that still stand at the old Packard Plant. Years of neglect have resulted in massive decay in this Albert Kahn designed factory. But, it has its own kind of beauty and for Allan is the place he calls home.


There's no place like home. It's where we live, work and dream. It's our sanctuary and our refuge. We can love them or hate them. It can be just for the night or for the rest of our lives. But whoever we may be, we all have a place we call home.

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE is a series of short films that explore the idea of home; what makes them, how they represent us, why we need them.

We're always on the lookout for dwellings of all sorts. If you've come across any curious or eccentric homes, feel free to send them along.

Music Credits:

"This Could Be It" Yo La Tengo
"Concerto in D Major" Maureen Tucker
"God Be With Us" Furry Lewis
"Around Gods Throne" Northington Singers
"Crawlspace" Calexico
"Detroit City" Bobby Bare

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