When Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson), a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis) has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home to discover Ben has inherited the family fortune leaving the ill-equipped duo to battle Ben's formidable sister (Amy Poehler) and deal with his father's gor-geous 25-year-old widow (Laura Ramsey).
Featuring complex performances from iconic comedic actors Wilson, Galifianakis and Poehler, You Are Here is an unexpected story about family, friendship, and the people who keep us afloat while facing the compromises of life.
Director Matthew Weiner, who changed the landscape of television with his award winning series "MAD MEN," brings his masterful storytelling to the big screen based on his original screenplay. The film is a Gilbert Films presentation produced by Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horow-itz, Scott Hornbacher, and Weiner.
One of contemporary cinema’s most successful actors, Owen Wilson has won great acclaim for his memorable turns in mainstream and independent films. In 2011, Wilson starred in the Woody Allen’s Academy Award® nominated feature Midnight in Paris alongside Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard. Wilson’s performance as screenwriter and aspiring novelist ‘Gil Pender’ garnered him a Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
In June 2013, Wilson reunited with Wedding Crashers co-star Vince Vaughn in Shawn Levy’s The Internship. This fall, Wilson will lend his voice to Relativity’s animated comedy Free Birds opposite Woody Harrelson. Wilson is currently shooting the Peter Bogdanovich comedy, Squirrel to the Nuts, opposite Jennifer Aniston and produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. Later this year, Wilson will shoot the action thriller, The Coup, opposite Pierce Brosnan.
Wilson’s string of box office successes also include Little Fockers, the third installment of the blockbuster Fockers series, opposite Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro; Marley & Me, with Jennifer Aniston, based on the popular memoir by John Grogan; Night At The Museum and the sequel Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian, opposite Robin Williams and Ben Still-er; the smash hit comedy Wedding Crashers, opposite Vince Vaughn; the romantic comedy You, Me And Dupree; and as the voice of ‘Lightning McQueen’ in Disney’s Cars and Cars 2.
Wilson starred opposite Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman in Wes Anderson's critically acclaimed film The Darjeeling Limited, about brothers taking a spiritual journey through India to rekindle their bond. Wilson has collaborated with director Anderson six times, including The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, co-starring Bill Murray and Anjelica Huston; The Royal Tenenbaums, for which he and Anderson were nominated for an Academy Award® for “Best Original Screenplay”; Rushmore, which Wilson co-wrote and co-executive produced; and Anderson’s debut, Bottle Rocket which Wilson starred in and co-wrote. Wilson also lent his voice to Anderson’s Academy Award® nominated animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Wilson’s additional acting credits include James L. Brooks’ romantic comedy How Do You Know, The Big Year, Hall Pass, Marmaduke, Starsky & Hutch, Zoolander, Drillbit Taylor, The Wendell Baker Story, Shanghai Noon, Behind Enemy Lines, I Spy, Shanghai Knights, Armageddon, The Minus Man and The Cable Guy.
After failing his last college course by one point at North Carolina State University, Zach Gali-fianakis moved to New York City. He got his start performing his brand of humor in the back of a hamburger joint in Times Square, graduating to doing stand-up at night clubs and coffee houses in the city. While working as a bus boy, he got his first acting job on the sitcom BOS-TON COMMON for NBC. An eclectic career has followed.
Galifianakis’ breakout moment came in the blockbuster hit THE HANGOVER. Directed by Todd Phillips, the Warner Bros. feature became the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time. He reprised his role as the hapless member of the wolf pack in THE HANGOVER 2 and 3. Galifi-anakis was next seen in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced live-action Disney feature G-FORCE, which debuted at #1 and grossed over $290 million worldwide. Galifianakis also starred in DUE DATE, in which he reteamed with director Todd Phillips and Warner Bros. to star oppo-site Robert Downey Jr. In a departure from comedy, Galifianakis starred in the Focus Feature film, IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, where he played a patient in a mental hospital, bringing his warmth and humor to the character of ‘Bobby.’ He also appeared in the Jay Roach directed comedy for Warner Brothers, THE CAMPAIGN, starring along Will Ferrell.
Galifianakis will next be seen opposite Owen Wilson in the Independent feature, YOU ARE HERE, directed by Matthew Weiner. His other credits include DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS oppo-site Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, the independent feature YOUTH IN REVOLT opposite Michael Cera, Steve Buscemi, and Ray Liotta, as well as a cameo role for Jason Reitman’s Academy Award nominated film UP IN THE AIR. He also appeared in the Fox feature WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS opposite Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, and the critically acclaimed INTO THE WILD from Paramount Vantage and director Sean Penn.
On the small screen, Zach previously starred in the HBO comedy BORED TO DEATH with Ja-son Schwartzman and Ted Danson. He previously hosted the critically acclaimed talk show for VH1, LATE WORLD WITH ZACH, as well as writing and starring in DOG BITES MAN for Com-edy Central. Galifianakis also hosts an internet talk show titled “Between Two Ferns” on which he has interviewed such guests as Steve Carell, Natalie Portman, Conan O’Brien, and Charlize Theron.
With an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, Amy Poehler has quickly emerged as one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought after talents. Poehler cur-rently stars on the critical acclaimed NBC comedy series, “Parks and Recreation,” from pro-ducers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur (“The Office.”) She plays Leslie Knope, a mid-level bu-reaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. The show received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Comedy Series” in 2011. In 2013, Poehler received her fourth consecutive “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series” nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Series.” She served as co-host of the Golden Globe Awards in January with Tina Fey, helping to earn the program a 2013 Emmy nod for Outstanding Special Class Program. Poehler is also a producer and host of the online series, “Smart Girls at the Party,” that showcases real girls who are changing the world by being themselves.
After her much buzzed about portrayal of Senator Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Presiden-tial Election, Poehler completed her eighth and final season of “Saturday Night Live” (and her fifth as the co-anchor of “Weekend Update”). Renowned as “a brilliantly inventive sketch co-median,” (Entertainment Weekly, 11/05), Poehler boasted an impressive arsenal of outra-geous characters, from the hyperactive “Caitlin” and one-legged reality show contestant “Am-ber” to a manic host of “Good Morning Meth.” Poehler also contributed memorable impres-sions of Kelly Ripa, Avril Lavigne, Sharon Osbourne, Paula Abdul, Sharon Stone and Michael Jackson. That year she received her first Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Ac-tress in a Comedy Series” for her work on “Saturday Night Live”. Due to a change in eligibility, this was an unprecedented nomination making her the first performer in “SNL” history to land a spot in this category. She went on to receive a second nomination in this category for her work on her final season the following year.
Poehler was recently heard lending her voice as “Eleanor” in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. In 2008, she starred opposite Tina Fey in Universal Pictures’ hit comedy Baby Mama. She previously lent her voice to the animated films Monsters vs. Aliens and Horton Hears a Who! with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell and starred in the ice-skating comedy Blades of Glory, alongside Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, and Jon Heder and was “Snow White” in the box of-fice smash hit Shrek the Third. Her other feature credits include Mean Girls, Spring Break-down, Mr. Woodcock, Southland Tales, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, The Ex, Wet Hot American Summer, and Envy.
Poehler joined the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv troupe origi-nally formed in Chicago. Poehler and the U.C.B. relocated to New York where they had a sketch show on Comedy Central for three seasons on which she was both a writer and per-former. In addition, they opened a theater currently regarded as the premiere sketch/improv comedy venue in New York City. Poehler and the U.C.B. were featured in “A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv” an improvised comedy special on Bravo.
Poehler has made memorable appearances on television ranging from Arrested Development, Wonder Showzen and Undeclared. She also was a voice on O’Grady and The Simpsons. Poehler currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.
Laura Ramsey will next be seen opposite Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson in Matthew Weiner’s film “You Are Here”, a contemporary adult comedy in which she plays the female lead. “You Are Here” will premiere this fall at The Toronto International Film Festival.
Most recently Ramsey starred in the romantic comedy “The Mexican Singer”. Other projects include “She's the Man,” “Middle Man,” “The Ruins,” “Mad Men,” “Lords of Dog-town,” and “Somewhere.”
Laura Jill Ramsey grew up in Brandon, Wisconsin and graduated from Laconia High School in Rosendale, Wisconsin in 2001. She moved to LA at the age of 19 where she was "discovered" while waiting tables on Sunset Boulevard. She was sent out the next day on her first audition and booked the job. Ever since her career has been dotted by strong and consistent work. Al-so, taking time off in-between roles to indulge her other creative outlets has helped define Laura's career as she believes being well-rounded is principal to being able to deliver a strong performance.
Laura resides in Los Angeles.
About The Filmmakers
MATTHEW WEINER (Writer/Director/Producer)
Matthew Weiner, who changed the landscape of television with his critically acclaimed award-winning drama “Mad Men,” is currently prepping for production on its seventh season.
In addition to serving as creator, Executive Producer and writer on “Mad Men,” Weiner has also received Directors Guild nominations for his efforts behind the camera on “Meditations in an Emergency” in Season Two and the Season Three finale, “Shut the Door. Have a Seat.”
Weiner’s additional credits include serving as an Executive Producer and writer on “The So-pranos,” and writer on various television comedy series including “The Naked Truth,” “Beck-er,” and “Andy Richter Controls the Universe.”
Born in Los Angeles, Weiner studied Philosophy, Literature, and History at Wesleyan Univer-sity. He also earned his MFA from the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television. Weiner currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, architect Linda Brettler, and their four sons.
GARY GILBERT (Producer) is the founder and President of Gilbert Films, a Los Angeles-based production company dedicated to producing and financing both independent and stu-dio films. Mr. Gilbert’s first feature, writer/director Zach Braff’s GARDEN STATE, world-premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and opened the following summer to critical acclaim and box-office success. Mr. Gilbert also produced THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, co-written and directed by Lisa Cholodenko, starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film was critically acclaimed and in 2011 won the Golden Globe for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Gilbert recently executive produced THE KEEPING ROOM, a Civil War-set home invasion thriller, written by Julia Hart and directed by Daniel Barber. The film stars Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, and Sam Worthington and recently com-pleted principal photography in Romania.
JORDAN HOROWITZ (Producer) has been working with Gary Gilbert at Gilbert Films for ten years. With Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Horowitz served as a Producer on Lisa Cholodenko’s THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, starring Julianne Moore and Annette Bening. The film received four Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture) and won the Golden Globe for Best Picture, Com-edy or Musical. Prior to YOU ARE HERE, Mr. Horowitz produced SAVE THE DATE, directed by Michael Mohan and starring Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend, and Mark Webber. He recently completed principal photography on THE KEEPING ROOM, a civil-war set home invasion thriller, written by Julia Hart and directed by Daniel Barber (HARRY BROWN), and starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, and Sam Worthington.
SCOTT HORNBACHER (Producer) is currently in his seventh season as executive producer of “Mad Men.” Hornbacher has also directed six episodes of the series: "Wee Small Hours" in season three; "Waldorf Stories” in season four; "Far Away Places" and "Dark Shadows" in the fifth season, and the sixth season two-part premiere. He is the recipient of four Emmys and three PGA awards for Best Drama for the series. Prior to “Mad Men,” Hornbacher served for five seasons as co-producer of “The Sopranos.”