Golden Exits New York Premiere

Alex Ross Perry’s GOLDEN EXITS will have its New York premiere at the BAMcinematek annual showcase of the best in American independent film. GOLDEN EXITS will be the closing night film on June 25th. Produced in part by Washington Square Films, GOLDEN EXITS stars Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Chloe Sevigny, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jason Schwartzman. The film…

Alison Klayman’s Brawny Spot Celebrates Women’s History Month

WSF director Alison Klayman proves that strength has no gender in her latest commercial for Brawny, which replaces its iconic Brawny Man mascot with the new (and some may say improved) Brawny Woman. The campaign is composed of numerous videos celebrating women throughout history who have broken glass ceilings—from Harriet Tubman to Serena Williams—as well…

Director Christopher Gruse Joins WSF

WSF welcomes award-winning commercial director Christopher Gruse for U.S. representation. Gruse has been a directing force behind major campaigns for top auto brands including Infiniti, Acura, Honda, Ford, Lincoln and Chevy, among others. The budding director’s “Speed Dating” spot for Mustang soared to viral status, amassing over 13 million views and garnering multiple awards including an…

WSF at Tribeca Film Festival

Nathan Silver’s THIRST STREET, produced by Washington Square Films, premiered in the US Narrative competition at the 2017 New York’s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Thirst Street: Directed by Nathan Silver and written by Nathan Silver, C. Mason Wells. There’s a fine line between lust and obsession—and for flight attendant Gina (Lindsay Burdge), that line is often difficult to…

Ben/Dave Direct Pepsi Commercial

When Superbowl 50 MVP Von Miller isn’t playing football he’s spending time on his other passion, Super Bowl Party Planning. Ben/Dave team up with Von Miller to make over a couples’ apartment Pepsi style. As Von Miller shows us a true Super Bowl party only needs two things: Pepsi and everyone in cowboy hats. Want…

Spielbergs Direct New Ram Spot

No problem is too big or small for the Winch It Brothers in the Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks) new commercial for the Ram Power Wagon. Behold the power of the almighty winch in the fictitious commercial for the Winch It Brothers winching business. Call the Winch It Brothers and they will “move or…

WSF Shines at Sundance 2017

It was a great year for Washington Square Films productions and for its management clients at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. WSF’s production of Matt Ruskin’s CROWN HEIGHTS starring Lakeith Stanfield and Nnamdi Asomugah won the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and its world rights were picked up by Amazon Studios. The film was inspired…

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Acquired by GKIDS

The animated feature, MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA, has been acquired by GKIDS for a late Spring 2017 release. The film, the feature directorial debut by graphic novelist Dash Shaw, features the voices of a talented cast – Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon, Alex Karpovsky and Cameron…

Lance Edmands Directs Short Doc for Cadillac

Chuck Wepner, the Bayonne Bleeder, is one of boxing’s truly legendary underdogs. In 1975, Wepner battled 15 rounds with the heavyweight champion of the world, Muhammed Ali. Continuing with Cadillac’s exploration of the theme “Dare Greatly,” this doc tells the story of a true underdog and a true hero. To see Lance’s doc, please check…

Spielbergs Direct New Dollar Shave Club Spots

Ever wonder if your body wash isn’t exactly you? Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky + Teddy Blanks) ask this existential body wash aisle question in their newest work for Dollar Shave Club. Featuring fictitious competitors  “Massive Hero,” “Neon Groove,” and “Deep Midnite,” the Spielbergs shine some light on Dollar Shave Club’s newest body wash from the Wanderer product line….

Spielbergs Write and Direct New Film for Ray-Ban

The Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks) recently released a new film with Ray-Ban for the #ITTAKESCOURAGE campaign. Writing, directing and starring the film “Oh Jerome, No!” the Spielbergs explore the themes of masculinity and emotion, matched to the music of singer-songwriter Natalie Prass, who also stars in the film. More coverage and the film is…

East Coast Premiere of 11:55 at Woodstock Film Festival

11:55 had its East Coast premiere in October at the Woodstock Film Festival. Written and directed by Ari Issler and Ben Snyder, 11:55 follows U.S. Marine Nelson Sanchez. After being honorably discharged and returning to his economically depressed hometown, Nelson must face the consequences of his violent past. Trying desperately to survive the day, Nelson…

WSF Welcomes Documentary Filmmaker Alison Klayman

Washington Square Films has signed New York Times Director to Watch Alison Klayman for her first commercial representation. Named on a NYT list of rising international filmmaking talents under 40, Klayman’s debut feature documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys, won a Sundance Special Jury Prize and earned a…

Jonathan Schwartz Discusses The Future of Branded Entertainment with SHOTS

What’s The Future of Branded Entertainment In an over-connected digital age where viewers – especially the coveted younger viewers – are regularly on multiple devices at the same time, we consume more content than ever. But while this boost in media presents a major opportunity for brands and advertisers, it comes at a time when…

The New Yorker Interviews Spielbergs for “The Last Session”

The Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks) recently sat down with The New Yorker to discuss their short in The New Yorker Presents, a groundbreaking series that brings the New Yorker magazine to life through documentaries, short narratives, comedy, poetry and cartoons, available on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The Spielbergs’ short “The Last Session” stars…

Washington Square Films @SXSW

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…

Spielbergs Get Ad of the Day for Dollar Shave Club

Spielbergs directors Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks directed a new campaign for Dollar Shave Club’s Big Cloud product line. The humorous campaign serves up Big Cloud products as the happy medium between over-greasy products and parched-dry skin, warning men: “people notice.” Adweek named the spots Ad of the Day and AdAge also covered the Spielbergs’…

William A. Kirkey World Premieres ORANGE SUNSHINE at SXSW

Washington Square Films is proud to announce the world premiere of ORANGE SUNSHINE, a documentary by William A. Kirkley, at the forthcoming SXSW Film Festival. The documentary premieres on Monday, March 14 at 11AM at the Stateside Theatre. Orange Sunshine at SXSW While the idea of the emergence of illegal drug trading in the 1960s…

Spielbergs Direct Grodin and Turturro for The New Yorker Presents

Washington Square Films is proud to announce the Spielbergs’ short, The Last Session, starring John Turturro and Charles Grodin in The New Yorker Presents, now available on Amazon. See the article below from Adweek on the 91-year-old magazine’s foray into digital video. Adweek on The New Yorker Presents

Variety Reviews Antonio Campos’ CHRISTINE

Washington Square Films’ Antonio Campos premiered CHRISTINE at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. The film explores the psychological breakdown of Christine Chubbuck, a 29-year-old news reporter who commited suicide on national television in 1974. Variety’s Guy Lodge notes that CHRISTINE is “a thrumming, heartsore, sometimes viciously funny character study, sensitive both to the…

Writer-Director Nicolas Pesce Inks with UTA and Washington Square Films

Writer-Director Nicolas Pesce inked with UTA and Washington Square Films ahead of the premier of his feature debut, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Pesce’s film, shot in black and white, “explores the dark obsessions of a lonely young woman in the wake of life-altering tragedy in the countryside.” For…

Washington Square Films at Sundance

We want to congratulate our clients who have films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Borderline Films trio, Sean Durkin, Josh Mond, and Antonio Campos latest feature, CHRISTINE (directed by Campos) will screen in the competition. GOAT, written and directed by Andrew Neel, will be featured in the competition. Writer/director Nicolas Pesce’s THE EYES OF MY…

Ben/Dave Ask Shiner to Show Its Darker Side

In their new campaign for Shiner Beer, Ben/Dave ask “What’s the wickedest thing you’ve ever done?” Residents of the small Texas municipality for which the beer is named admit to having committed a number of minor atrocities, such as borrowing a leaf blower…and never returning it. In the eccentric style that defines their work, Ben/Dave…

Washington Square Films Signs Directing Duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky And Teddy Blanks)

Washington Square Films has signed directing duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks), for their first commercial representation. The duo has already co-directed three music videos with the support of Washington Square Films, including videos for Tanlines (“Palace,” starring Natasha Lyonne, “Orange Is The New Black”) and RAC (“Back of the Car,” starring Sasheer Zamata,…

Michael McCourt Directs for Visit Orlando Campaign

New from director Michael McCourt, Visit Orlando’s “Storytelling” captures the magic and wonder of one of America’s most cherished travel destinations. Visitors young and old are delighted by Orlando’s signature theme parks and resorts along with world-class hotels and dining. McCourt’s warm, visual style is highlighted in this lighthearted and joyous celebration of creating new…

The Inspiration Behind Rich Wafer’s Short Film ‘LIKES’

Through several candid interviews, director Rich Wafer’s short film LIKES, examines modern youth and explores the ubiquitous word “like” in today’s society.  Wafer explains, “We wanted to take a subset of teenager friends, and literally talk about the word.” The conversation confirms the surrender to technology in young people’s lives and the obsession of recognition, but also…

Ben/Dave Continue Their Success with Several New Campaigns

Directors Ben Hurst and Dave Thomas continue to thrive with their award winning commercial work.  The duo’s s signature comedic style and strong art direction have led Ben/Dave to most recently complete campaigns for Hostess, Marshalls, Popeyes and Bowlmor. We look forward to their continued success with many more upcoming projects!

Washington Square Films’ Director Win Big at Cannes Lions

Congratulations to Washington Square Films’ director Evan Bernard for winning a Cannes Lions award.  Evan was honored for his work on “Tax Day”- a satirical, mock documentary style spot for Snickers.

Washington Square Films Welcomes Director William Kirkley

Washington Square Films is pleased to announce that director William Kirkley has officially joined the company. William has traveled the world creating commercial and documentary work for Heineken, Chevrolet, Petco, Reebok, and SOS Children’s Villages, among many others. William’s commercials exude substance and reality through his documentary style and knack for visual storytelling. Beginning his…

Queen of Earth Now in Theaters and VOD

After receiving acclaim at the 65th annual Berlin Film Festival, Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH is now in theaters and available for VOD.  This mark’s Perry’s fourth feature film and second production working with Washington Square Films after 2014’s LISTEN UP PHILIP. Produced by Perry, Joe Swanberg and Adam Piotrowicz, QUEEN OF EARTH is…

IFC Films Picks Up Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH

IFC Films has picked up Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH for North American distribution. The psychological chamber piece, starring Elisabeth Moss, details two friends and the breakdown of their friendship at a secluded lakeside house. The film had its premiere at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it received widespread critical acclaim. QUEEN…

Rich Wafer Continues Campaign with M&T Bank

Rich Wafer is continuing his collaboration with M&T Bank and ad agency Crowley Webb in a relationship that has lasted four fruitful years. Over this period Rich has told personal, real stories that show that the bank’s success is defined by their customer’s success. The stories of M&T’s varied customer base has been a focal…

Lance Edmands Continues Directing for Ford

Following the success of “The Water Wheel”, director LANCE EDMANDS continues working on an ongoing campaign for Ford – one which features individuals going further for their communities. In “Project Healing Waters” Edmands beautifully captures a fly fishing team organized by Sgt. Ira Strouse, a former soldier in Afghanistan. Strouse is bringing together other veterans…

Braden King Back at WSF, Directs for Coke

Washington Square Films is pleased to announce that director BRADEN KING has officially rejoined the company. After a year away, we very much look forward to continuing this collaboration and further developing what has already proven to be a successful relationship. Most recently since returning to WSF, King has directed a short film for Coke,…

Three Nominations for A Most Violent Year at Independent Spirit Awards

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR has received three nominations at the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards. Director J.C. Chandor, with a nomination for Best Screenplay, had been previously nominated in 2013 for ALL IS LOST in the category of Best Director. Actress Jessica Chastain is nominated for Best Supporting Female for her portrayal of Anna Morales,…

Lance Edmands’ Bluebird to Be Released in Theaters

BLUEBIRD is the directorial debut of acclaimed editor Lance Edmands. The film has received critical acclaim on the festival circuit and won the Best Actress prize from the Karlovy Vary Festival (shared by the female ensemble cast). BLUEBIRD explores the interconnectedness of a small town in the northern reaches of Maine. When Lesley, the local…

Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH to premiere at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival

Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH will premiere at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in early February. Perry, who has garnered esteemed acclaim for his work, wrote, directed, and produced the film and collaborates with Elisabeth Moss for a second time after last year’s critical-darling, LISTEN UP PHILIP. The film, which follows best friends…

A Most Violent Year Nominated For Golden Globe Award

Jessica Chastain has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in J.C. Chandor’s A MOST VIOLENT YEAR. The film has also recently been named National Board of Review’s Best Film of 2014. Oscar Isaac (Abel Morales) took home the award for best actor while Jessica Chastain won best supporting actress for her portrayal…

Listen Up Philip Named one of 2014’s Best Pictures

Alex Ross Perry’s LISTEN UP PHILIP has been named one of 2014’s Best Pictures by both The New York Times and The New Yorker. In an end-of-year ‘Top Ten’ list, The New Yorker featured Jason Schwartzman among the year’s Best Actors, along with Elisabeth Moss for Best Supporting Actress. Director of Photography, Sean Price Williams,…

Ben/Dave & Progressive team up and remind you to “Act Your Age”

Ben/Dave are playfully approaching Progressive’s “Act Your Age” campaign. The ever-imaginative duo are creating a series of commercials featuring a “baby-man”. Yes, you heard right. A full sized adult, carried around an office in a baby sling, drinking from a sippy-cup and sitting in a high-chair at the conference table. The hilarity caps at the…