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.
Recent feature film projects include: Michael Tyburski’s THE SOUND OF SILENCE (Sundance 2019), starring Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones; Alex Ross Perry’s GOLDEN EXITS (Sundance, Berlin 2018), starring Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe, Jason Schwartzman, Chloe Sevigny, Analeigh Tipton and released theatrically by Sony/Vertical Entertainment; Matt Ruskin’s CROWN HEIGHTS (2018 Sundance Audience Award Drama winner), starring Lakeith Stanfield and Nnamdi Asomugha (Independent Spirit Award and NAACP Image Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor), released theatrically by IFC Films; Nathan Silver’s THIRST STREET (Tribeca, Venice Days 2017) starring Lindsay Burdge, Damien Bonnard, Esther Garrel, Angelica Houston and released theatrically by Samuel Goldwyn Films; Dan Gregor’s MOST LIKELY TO MURDER starring Rachel Bloom and Adam Pally and released by Lionsgate; and Colette Burson’s PERMANENT starring Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson, released by Magnolia Pictures.
Other projects include: Dash Shaw’s MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA (TIFF, NYFF 2016), starring Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon and Reggie Watts; Alex Ross Perry’s QUEEN OF EARTH (Berlin 2015) starring Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston; J.C. Chandor’s A MOST VIOLENT YEAR starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain (nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards and named Best Picture of 2014 by National Board of Review); Alex Ross Perry’s LISTEN UP PHILIP (Sundance, NYFF 2014) starring Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, and Krysten Ritter; J.C. Chandor’s ALL IS LOST (Cannes 2013, Academy Award and Independent Spirit Nominee) starring Robert Redford; Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s FRANCINE (Berlin, SXSW 2012, Gotham Award Nominee) starring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo; and J.C. Chandor’s MARGIN CALL (Sundance 2011, Academy Award and Independent Spirit Nominee) starring Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto and Demi Moore.
Other notable projects include: Steven Soderbergh’s AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE, Robert Levi’s BILLY STRAYHORN: LUSH LIFE (Emmy and Peabody Award winner for Best Documentary), Kelly Reichardt’s WENDY AND LUCY (Cannes 2008, Independent Spirit Award nominee) starring Michelle Williams and OLD JOY (Sundance 2006, Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award Nominee) starring Will Oldham, and THE UNITED STATES OF POETRY, a five part series for PBS which the New York Times called “possibly, the most important program about the spoken word ever produced” among many other feature and television projects.
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.