Washington Square Films @SXSW

Published 03.18.2016

It’s been a whirlwind of a month at SXSW! Several of Washington Square Film’s clients traveled to the festival to promote various projects, including Best Actor winner Andre Royo (HUNTER GATHERER), Zoe Kazan (MY BLIND BROTHER), Clay Liford (SLASH), Gabriel Luna (TRANSPECOS), and Kimberly Hebert Gregory (VICE PRINCIPALS). TRANSPECOS won the SXSW Audience Award for Narrative Feature and VICE PRINCIPALS won the Audience Award in the Episodic category. Additionally, Kerry Washington participated in a one-on-one panel discussion with Ariel Foxman, editor-in-chief of Instyle Magazine. On the commercial end, director William Kirkley debuted his documentary ORANGE SUNSHINE and VR experience ORIGINS.

Check out the slideshow below for WSF at SXSW and links below for press coverage of all the incredible projects at this year’s festival!

Variety on HBO’s “Vice Principals” starring Kimberly Hebert Gregory

Kerry Washington Explains the Rules of Social Stardom with InStyle

Variety Review of “Hunter Gatherer” Starring Andre Royo

Variety Review of “Slash” Written and Directed by Clay Liford

Variety Review of “Transpecos” Starring Gabriel Luna

Variety Review of “My Blind Brother” Starring Zoe Kazan

WIRED on “Orange Sunshine” and VR Experience “Origins” Directed by William Kirkley

Rolling Stone Includes “Orange Sunshine” on SXSW Top 25 Picks

“Transpecos” and “Vice Principals” Win SXSW Audience Awards


AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13:  Actress Kerry Washington speaks onstage at 'Kerry Washington and the New Rules of Social Stardom' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)Andre Royo wins the Special Jury Recognition Prize for Best Actor for his performance in Josh Locy's feature debut "Hunter Gatherer", which premiered at the festival in Narrative Competition.AUSTIN, TX- Actor Andre Royo of "Hunter Gatherer" is seen behind the scenes in the Getty Images SXSW Portrait Studio powered by Samsung on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Dave Mangels/Getty)Austin, TX - Zoe Kazan at the premiere of "My Blind Brother" held during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Topfer Theatre at ZACH on Saturday (March 12) in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW)AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12:  Actors Jenny Slate, Nick Kroll and Zoe Kazan attend the "My Blind Brother" premiere during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Topfer Theatre at ZACH on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW)Georgia King, David Gordon Green, Jody Hill, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Danny McBride and Walton Goggins attend the premeire of HBO's Vice Principals at the Stephen F Austin Hotel during South By Southwest Film Festival on March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Gary Miller/Getty Images)L to R: Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna and Clifton Collins Jr. in a film still from "Transpecos." (SXSW)A film still from writer and director Clay Liford's film, "Slash".The "Origins" VR Experience accompanied William Kirkley's documentary "Orange Sunshine". (Thunderstudio Productions/Master of Shapes)AUSTIN, TX- A packed house at the opening of Orange Sunshine , directed by William Kirkley, at the Stateside Theatre.AUSTIN, TX - William Kirkley on stage at the premiere of his documentary "Orange Sunshine" at the Stateside Theatre.Austin, TX - The marquee at the Stateside Theatre, featuring William Kirkley's documentary, "Orange Sunshine."