WSF Signs Director Lana Wilson

We are proud to announce the signing of Emmy-winning director Lana Wilson for commercial representation. Transformative quests for meaning and humanity, driven by unfettered hope against all odds, connect her diverse body of work across documentaries, short films, and episodic. Wilson’s most recent film, the Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana, peers beyond the sold-out stadiums and…

Cryptozoo Premieres at Sundance 2021, Sells to Magnolia Pictures

Cryptozoo took flight at the virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival, held Thursday, January 28 through Wednesday, February 3. Military brat Lauren spent her childhood nights in a nightmarish state, until a mythical baku came to eat her dreams, releasing her from nocturnal torment. Lauren decides to dedicate her life to rescuing and sheltering cryptids from those…

“The Evening Hour” Lands At Strand Releasing

Congratulations to our own roster director Braden King–Strand Releasing has acquired North American rights to his Sundance 2020 selection The Evening Hour. We’re excited for audiences to get to experience this poignant crime drama with a tentative Spring release. Based on the novel by Carter Sickels and screen written by Elizabeth Palmore, the Kentucky-based film authentically spotlights…

WSF Signs Director Aaron Chapman

Washington Square Films is proud to represent director Aaron Chapman for his first commercial representation. His work elevates the perspectives and struggles of the individual alongside the grit and determination of athletic pursuit.  Frequently shooting and editing his own work, he has crafted branded content for such top brands as Adidas and Nike, featuring pro athletes including…

“Save Yourselves!’ is out now!

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Profits From Abel Ferrara’s ‘The Projectionist’ To Support Local Theaters

Kino Lorber has announced that 100% of all sales from the Abel Ferrara documentary The Projectionist will be donated to support local theaters.  The film, produced by Washington Square Films, chronicles the life and career of Nicolas “Nick” Nicllaou, one of the last independent theater owners in New York.  Indiewire calls the film “At once a…

Washington Square Films Director Jakob Ström Captures Small Moment of Sisterhood for EXTRA Gum

WSF director Jakob Ström helmed the COVID-19-aware ad for EXTRA Gum, “New Friend Request,” spotlighting examples of the ‘friend request’ between sisters staying home. Shot locally near where Jakob resides in Sweden, where the pandemic has been impressively contained, the ad features two actual sisters to enhance the mutual on-camera chemistry. Where a scrolling screen…

WSF Signs Director Jakob Strom

Washington Square Films has signed Jakob Ström for U.S. representation. A short film, commercial and music video director with decades of industry experience, Jakob Ström’s natural talent for uncovering humanity and genuine emotion across all genres can be seen in his cinematic work for brands including CARE, Suntrust Foundation and LIDL, among others. His 2015…

Sally Potter’s Dramatic Feature The Roads Not Taken in Competition at the Berlin Film Festival

Director Sally Potter’s feature drama The Roads Not Taken will be screened in competition at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival. The film follows a day in the life of Leo (Javier Bardem) and his daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning), as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived, leading Molly to wrestle with her own…

“Save Yourselves!”, “The Evening Hour” Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson’s film Save Yourselves took Sundance by storm this year, with a comedic take on a young couples’ struggle to survive an impending apocalypse. The film centers around protagonists Su and Jack, who attempt a phone-free getaway only to find themselves out-of-the know during an alien invasion.  “There’s only one…

Andrew Lane Shakes Up Holiday Dinner Conversation For Lincoln Financial

Washington Square Films Director Andrew Lane recently teamed up with FCB New York to launch a timely and thought-provoking holiday campaign for Lincoln Financial, titled, “The (Un)spoken Plan.” The hidden camera social experiment was set up in a New York restaurant, challenging real-life families to have tough financial conversations at the dinner table.  The spot…

“Colewell” Nominated For Independent Spirit Awards

We’re proud to share that our latest drama Colewell, directed by Tom Quinn, has been nominated for two Film Independent Spirit Awards: one for Best Female Lead (Karen Allen) and one for the coveted John Cassavetes Award. The John Cassavetes Award is presented to the best feature made for under $500,000.    Colewell follows the central…

Mark Pellington Directs Quibi Thriller “Survive”

Washington Square Films’ Director Mark Pellington has recently been busy working on the Quibi thriller “Survive,” starring Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) and Corey Hawkins (BlacKkKlansman, Straight Outta Compton). As the only two survivors of a plane crash, characters Jane (Turner) and Paul (Hawkins) are left stranded on a remote snow-covered mountain. The story follows…

Alison Klayman Directs “Flower Punk”

Director Alison Klayman’s newest documentary short “Flower Punk” profiles Japanese Artist Azuma Makoto, who sent his floral sculptures into space and sunk them to the bottom of the ocean. The short film delves into Makoto’s fascination regarding flower life and death. The documentary premiered on November 7 at DOC NYC in the shorts competition and…

Director Joshua Z. Weinstein Partnership with M&T

Director Joshua Z. Weinstein is continuing to produce great work with M&T Bank, with a new series of spots launching soon, including one that peers into the inspiration behind NYC new cultural center and architectural wonder, The Shed. This comes on the heels of a recent collaboration on a campaign that featured real customers’ inspirational…

“The Sound of Silence” Hits Amazon Prime

Washington Square Films produced indie drama “The Sound of Silence” is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime. The film stars Peter Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard), a successful “house tuner” who calibrates the sounds in people’s homes to adjust their moods. The story follows his predicament as he encounters a difficult client. The film first premiered…

WSF Signs Director Anson Fogel

Washington Square Films has signed Anson Fogel for U.S. commercial representation. Fogel’s carefully imagined style is defined by rich sound and picture as showcased in his cinematic work for such top brands as Apple, Volkswagen, Burger King, GE, Microsoft, The North Face, Red Bull, National Geographic, Jeep and Marriott. With a diverse skillset as a…

Alison Klayman Directs “What Should I Watch” for HBO

Alison Klayman cuts out the marketing speak and goes straight to real, human opinions in a new interactive digital campaign for HBO, out of ENGINE. “Recommended by Humans” is a human-powered recommendation tool designed to answer one simple question: “What should I watch?”  HBO’s new marketing site is stocked with paid fan testimonials for around 50…

Mark Pellington Directs Opioid Addiction PSA

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids launched two campaigns along with a TV spot, directed by Mark Pellington, that examine the impact of opioid addiction on families, while offering hope to parents and loved ones. Both campaigns, created pro-bono by New York-based independent agency, Terri & Sandy, break this week and feature a :30 and a :15…

Trailer for The Sound of Silence Released

After a successful premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, the official trailer for the The Sound of Silence has been released. The WSF-produced indie drama marks the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Michael Tyburski and is now playing in select theatres and on VOD via IFC Films.  The film stars Peter Sarsgaard, playing Peter…

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…

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…