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,…