Benjamin Flaherty Swaps Breakfast Fails for Village Inn Delivery

Benjamin solves the woes of hungry early risers, reinventing breakfast delivery by allowing them to order right from the comfort of their own bed. In the comedic campaign, individuals with the most well-meaning of intentions to make a home-cooked morning meal, skip the snooze button and order breakfast to delivery to save the day and rumbling…

WSF Signs Rudolf Peter Kiss

Washington Square Films has signed director Rudolf Peter Kiss for his first U.S. commercial representation. Harnessing a background in cinematography to discover beauty in stolen moments through visually rich narratives, Kiss has worked with international brands such as Telekom, Vodafone, Telenor, Nespresso, Tesco and Audi. His most recent project is a powerful short film for…

WSF Signs Andrew Lane

Washington Square Films has signed director and hidden camera expert Andrew Lane for U.S. commercial representation. With a distinct talent for uncovering humanity in unexpected moments, his hidden camera work leaves audiences with piqued curiosity and a desire to connect. He seamlessly blends his experience in reality television with masterful storytelling, helming memorable work for…

Alison Klayman Joins the Academy

WSF is thrilled to announce that Alison Klayman has been invited to be a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Alison and 841 new members will bring a fresh voice to the organization that hands out the Oscars. Click here for the full article.

Abel Ferrara’s TOMMASO premiered at the 2019 Festival de Cannes

Playing opposite the director’s own wife and daughter, Willem Dafoe is a Ferrara-like American artist living in Rome in this improvised drama of doubt and disconnection, shot in self-reflective documentary style.

Alison Klayman’s The Brink In Theaters Now

WSF is pleased to share the trailer for Alison Klayman’s new documentary, The Brink, which follows former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and is playing in select theaters now. .  View the trailer to The Brink here.

The Sound of Silence Lands at IFC

IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Washington Square Films- produced feature drama “The Sound of Silence,” two months after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, written by Ben Nabors and Michael Tyburski, and directed by Tyburski tells the story of a successful “house tuner” in New York City, who calibrates the sounds in people’s homes in…

Abel Ferrara’s Tribeca Premiere

Abel Ferrara’s The Projectionist had its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.  In his first New York City-set documentary in nearly a decade, filmmaker and provocateur Ferrara uses the experience of one longtime cinema owner, Nick Nicolaou, to chart the vast changes to the city’s theatrical landscape.    “The Projectionist remains a warmly embraceable immigrant story…

WSF Signs Keith Rivers

Washington Square Films has signed director Keith Rivers for U.S. commercial representation. Rivers is an award-winning commercial director with a passion for uniting captivating visuals and anthem-driven narratives in his work across numerous genres. His innate curiosity and inclination toward adrenaline has inspired a diverse body of work, working with top clients such as Microsoft,…

Most Likely To Murder now on Hulu

We are pleased to announce that Most Likely to Murder has found a permanent streaming home on Hulu. Most Likely to Murder follows the story of Billy, the coolest kid in high school, who comes back to his hometown 15 years later to find he’s no longer cool and the girl he still has feelings…

WSF Signs Joshua Z Weinstein

Washington Square Films has signed director/DP Joshua Z Weinstein for his first U.S. commercial representation. Joshua’s work delivers gritty realism infused with a sense of humour and pathos. He has a unique eye for portraying multi-dimensional characters and narratives that can be seen in docu-style and narrative branded pieces for such top clients as Lyft, Tylenol,…

WSF Directors Team Up

WSF’s Benjamin Flaherty and Carrie Stett teamed up with Merkley + Partners for a White Castle campaign. Flaherty directed the first spot resembling a home shopping show to promote White Castle’s new Chicken Rings. The burger chain then ran a 42-minute Facebook Live segment – a live extended version of the commercial – to promote the new…

Benjamin Flaherty Joins WSF Roster

New York-based Washington Square Films has signed comedy director Benjamin Flaherty for U.S. commercial representation. With an eye for uncovering humor in small moments, he has helmed spots for such top brands as BMW, Zac Posen, KFC, Michelob, Kmart, Mini Humana, Verisign and WWE. His PSA “Nobody’s Memories” for PFLAG was awarded a Silver Lion in Film at the…

MOST LIKELY TO MURDER Out Now on Digital and DVD

Washington Square Films produced MOST LIKELY TO MURDER, written and directed by Dan Gregor starring Adam Pally, Rachel Bloom,Vincent Kartheiser, Doug Mand, and Billy Eichner. The film premiered at SXSW in March 2018 and is available on Digital, DVD, and On Demand. When Billy, the coolest kid in high school, comes back to his hometown…

Alison Klayman’s New Doc TAKE YOUR PILLS Now Streaming on Netflix

WSF’s Alison Klayman has a new documentary, TAKE YOUR PILLS, which premiered at SXSW and is available for streaming on Netflix.  Alternately characterized as an epidemic or a love affair, prescription stimulants like Adderall, Vyvanse and Ritalin have become a $13 billion industry in America. These drugs increase dopamine and adrenaline levels, promising a dose of…

NYT Critic’s Pick GOLDEN EXITS Now Available Streaming and on VOD

Alex Ross Perry’s Golden Exits, a New York Times Critic’s Pick, stars Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Chloe Sevigny, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe and Jason Schwartzman. The film is an intersectional narrative of two families in Brooklyn and the unraveling of unspoken unhappiness that occurs when a young foreign girl spending time abroad upsets the balance on…

Mark Pellington’s ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ video reaches 10 million views in 24 hours

In December 2017, Mark Pellington’s ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ video reached 10 million views in 24 hours and was the #1 iTunes music video on its first day of release. Pellington takes a narrative approach to the music video, illustrating a sweepingly romantic, yet ultimately tragic love story between Lovato and actor Jesse Williams….

CROWN HEIGHTS Actors Receive Awards Nominations

We are extremely excited to announce that Matt Ruskin’s Crown Heights actress Natalie Paul received a nomination for the NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Actress, and actor Nnamdi Asomugha was nominated for both the Independent Spirit Awards and the NAACP Image Awards’ Best Supporting Actor. Crown Heights follows the true story of Colin Warner, an 18-year-old from…

Alison Klayman’s NORD makes SHOOT’s Top Spot of the Week (November 16, 2017)

This short documentary titled Good Morning Peyton captures the daily struggles of living with rare disease. Produced by Washington Square Films and directed by Alison Klayman for the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the documentary introduces us to Peyton Madden who has Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), an extremely rare and life-threatening disease that makes him allergic to…

Permanent Trailer Released

Directed and written by Colette Burson and starring Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson and Kira McLean, PERMANENT was released 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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…