Founded by Joshua Blum, Washington Square Films is a production and management company with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The company’s films have been nominated for four Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards (winning one), Seven Independent Spirit Awards (winning one), received two Peabody Awards, and been nominated for, and won dozens of other awards and honors. WSF’s films have premiered at every major film festival including Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, New York and nine at Sundance.
Alex Ross Perry’s GOLDEN EXITS, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, was released theatrically and digitally in March 2018. MOST LIKELY TO MURDER, a film by Dan Gregor and co-produced by WSF, premiered at 2018’s SXSW. PERMANENT, written and directed by Colette Burson starring Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson, was released theatrically at the end of 2017.
Last year, projects included 2017 Sundance Film Festival Competition Films – Alex Ross Perry’s GOLDEN EXITS starring Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Chloe Sevigny, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe and Jason Schwartzman and Matt Ruskin’s CROWN HEIGHTS starring Lakeith Stanfield. THIRST STREET, a film by Nathan Silver, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. 2016’s MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA, premiered at TIFF and screened at NYFF, starring Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon and Reggie Watts. Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH, starring Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston, which premiered at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival and was released by IFC Films. A MOST VIOLENT YEAR starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain – nominated for three Indie Spirit awards and named Best Picture of 2014 by National Board of Review. LISTEN UP PHILIP with Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss premiered at Sundance and was named to over thirty 10-best lists. ALL IS LOST, starring Robert Redford premiered at The Cannes Film Festival and received an Oscar Nomination and four Indie Spirit Nominations. FRANCINE, starring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo was first screened at SXSW, and was nominated for a Gotham Award. MARGIN CALL, with Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci premiered at Sundance, received an Oscar nomination, and won the 2012 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
Other notable projects include AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE, a critically acclaimed documentary by director Steven Soderbergh about the life of Spalding Gray. BILLY STRAYHORN: LUSH LIFE which won the Emmy and Peabody Awards for Best Documentary. WENDY AND LUCY starring Michelle Williams which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Picture at the Independent Spirit Awards. THE UNITED STATES OF POETRY, a five part series for PBS which was called “Possibly, the most important program about the spoken word ever produced” by the New York Times, and feature films OLD JOY, ADRIFT IN MANHATTAN, and LOVE LUDLOW, all which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
The commercial division represents a roster of award winning directors and has produced commercials, branded content and long form projects for clients including Pepsi, Ford, Apple, Toyota, Match.com, Coke, Chevrolet, Honda, Delta, IBM and many, many others.
On the management side the company represents an internationally renowned roster of actors, directors and writers in the worlds of film, television and theater.