Permanent Trailer Out Now

Directed and written by Colette Burson and starring Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson and Kira McLean, PERMANENT will out in theaters on December 15, 2017. Set in 1983 in small town Virginia, Permanent centers around a 13 year old and her family. The story of a hairstyle gone incredibly wrong and a young girl’s plight to…

Mark Pellington Joins WSF Director Roster

Washington Square Films has signed director Mark Pellington for commercials and branded content in the U.S. Winning acclaim for his signature authenticity and story-driven, personal approach, Pellington first made a name for himself as a music video director and then extended his filmmaking reach into spots, shorts, features, documentaries and TV. In the past year, Pellington’s successes…

Thirst Street In Theaters September 20

Washington Square Films produced THIRST STREET, co-written and directed by Nathan Silver will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films on September 20 in New York City and September 29 in Los Angeles, followed by other cities thereafter. Gina, an American flight attendant, falls in with a Parisian bartender on a layover only to find herself…

Thirst Street’s International Premiere at Venice

Nathan Silver’s THIRST STREET, a film produced by Washington Square Films, will be screened internationally at the Venice Days, an independently run section of the Venice Film Festival that celebrates “high quality cinema.” THIRST STREET is one of six films presented under Special Events. The story follows American flight attendant, Gina, who is alone and depressed after…

Crown Heights Hits Theaters August 25

Matt Ruskin’s CROWN HEIGHTS has been named Sundance’s Audience Award Winning Drama. Starring Atlanta’s celebrated young actor, Lakeith Stanfield, the story follows Colin Warner, an 18-year-old from Crown Heights who is wrongly accused of murder. A child witness falsely remembers Colin as the suspect of a gunned crime in Flatbush, Brooklyn, sending Warner into prison…

Jersey Shore Cast Reunites in New Spot Directed by Carrie Stett

Your favorite jersey crew is back! After making their premiere on MTV 7 years ago, the cast of Jersey Shore collaborated with Washington Square director Carrie Stett to produce a commercial for a global fast food chain. Carrie, an award- winning writer with a background as a reality television producer, recently joined Washington Square’s directorial…

Carrie Stett Joins WSF Director Roster

Carrie Stett–who recently earned inclusion in this year’s SHOOT New Directors Showcase on the strength of her heartwarming “A Caring Chorus” piece for Kleenex–has secured her first career commercial production house representation, joining the directorial roster of Washington Square Films. Stett also helmed the powerful Kleenex spot “Unlikely Best Friends” which earned an ANA Multicultural Award. The entire…

11:55 Now in Theaters & Available on VOD

After winning the Audience Award at the Aspen Film Festival and the River Run Film Festival, 11:55 hits select theaters and VOD today.  In their feature debut, Ari Issler and Ben Snyder follow a US Marine returning from Afghanistan to his hometown of Newburgh, N.Y. In the course of one day, the marine must face…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…