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Director Andrew Lane’s “Chip Cam” Takes Home Several Cannes Lions

Jun 28, 2024
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WSF director Andrew Lane‘s “Chip Cam” spot for Lay’s from Slap Global (and produced by WSF) takes home several wins at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity! “Chip Cam” was awarded 3 Silver Lions, 2 Bronze Lions, and was shortlisted for 18 categories total.

Featuring David Beckham, Thierry Henry, and a live stunt in front of a packed San Siro Stadium with 75,000 fans, this spot was part of PepsiCo’s “No Lay’s, No Game” campaign.

This follows Lane’s 3 Cannes Lions wins for his “States United to Prevent Gun Violence” spot, several Lions for his Diesel “Go With the Fake” spot, and last year’s Bronze Lions for “Thierry Visits”.

We are beyond proud of this one. Congrats to all our partners and of course, Andrew!

Read more about the spot here and watch the full spot here!

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WSF Director Andrew Lane’s “No Walkers, No Game” Spot Airs in the UK

Jun 4, 2024
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Directed by WSF director Andrew Lane and produced by Washington Square Films and Girl&Bear, soccer stars David Beckham and Thierry Henry team up once again in Lane’s latest spot for PepsiCo’s “No Walkers, No Game” campaign out of VCCP. Beckham and Henry surprise some lucky fans at their front door in search of Walkers to snack on while watching the game. Watch the full spot here!

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“The Knife” World Premiere and “Between the Temples” New York Premiere at Tribeca 2024

May 16, 2024
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In his directorial debut, Nnamdi Asomugha’s The Knife tells the story of Chris (Nnamdi Asomugha), who’s sole want is to carve a promising future for his beloved wife Alex (Aja Naomi King) and their two girls; a young family chasing the American Dream. One fateful night, Chris’ entire world is shaken to its core as a stranger mysteriously shows up in their humble abode. Distressed by the events of the night and the revelations seemingly at every turn, the family must also contend with the steadfast Detective Carlsen (Melissa Leo) who’s eager to solve the mystery of their intrusion. Asomugha also produced and starred in WSF’s Crown Heights (2017). The film will have its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2024. Read more and purchase tickets here

Director/Writer Nathan Silver’s Between the Temples tells the story of Ben (Jason Schwartzman), a young widower reeling from the sudden death of his wife, living at home with his meddling mothers who not-so-subtly push him to start dipping a toe back into the dating scene. As a cantor at the local synagogue, suddenly a sense of purpose and unexpected connection shows up in the form of Carla (Carol Kane), his septuagenarian elementary school music teacher who yearns to become a bat mitzvah. While he initially balks at the idea, Carla’s off-kilter yet refreshing takes on the world prove to be the shake-up he needs to start participating in his own life. Their work studying Torah morphs into a friendship that begins to bleed into the personal as they find surprising solace in each other’s presence. This will be the film’s New York premiere following Berlin and Sundance. WSF founder Joshua Blum served as Executive Producer. To read more and purchase tickets, click here.

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Kerry Washington in Conversation with Nicole Avant at Tribeca 2024

May 16, 2024
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Represented by Washington Square Films, award-winning actor, producer, and New York Times bestselling author Kerry Washington, along with award-winning producer, bestselling author, and former US Ambassador Nicole Avant, will take the stage at Tribeca to discuss the power of storytelling in preserving legacies and impacting communities. Their conversation will cover the highly anticipated return of Unprisoned, documentaries such as Daughters and The Black Godfather, and their respective debut memoirs, “Thicker Than Water” and “Think You’ll Be Happy.” They will also discuss the upcoming Tyler Perry film Six Triple Eight in which Avant serves as producer and Washington stars and executive produces.

Read more and purchase tickets here.

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Andrew Lane Directs “Chip Cam” Spot for Lay’s with David Beckham & Thierry Henry

Feb 23, 2024
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Football legends David Beckham and Thierry Henry made one fan’s day – and a major Lay’s moment – in just five minutes in a spot produced by Washington Square Films and directed by Andrew Lane, out of agency Slap Global.

Watch the full spot: Lay’s Chip Cam with David Beckham & Thierry Henry

Following the Cannes Lion-winning Thierry Visits, also directed by Lane, this year’s installment of the same campaign features Beckham and Henry urging a crowd of 75,000 football fans during a live match at San Siro Stadium to showcase Lay’s bags to the “Chip Cam” for a chance to watch the match with them.

The spot will air throughout the UEFA Champions League tournament season.

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Nathan Silver’s “Between the Temples” Purchased by Sony Pictures Classics

Feb 15, 2024
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“Between The Temples”, directed by Nathan Silver and Executive Produced by Joshua Blum, has been purchased by Sony Pictures Classics for worldwide distribution! As “one of the favorites out of Sundance” according to IndieWire, the film follows Jason Schwartzman’s character experiencing a crisis of faith when his grade school music teacher re-enters his life as his new adult Bat Mitzvah student. Read more HERE.

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Nathan Silver’s “Between the Temples” Celebrated at Sundance and Heads to Berlin

Jan 30, 2024
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Following a lauded premiere of “Between the Temples” at the Sundance Film Festival, we are excited to congratulate director/writer Nathan Silver on the film’s strong critical reception as well as its acceptance at the International Berlin Film Festival! The film was Produced by Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, Nate Kamiya, Adam Kersh, and Taylor Hess and stars Jason Schwartzman, Carol Kane, Dolly de Leon, Caroline Aaron, Robert Smigel, and Madeline Weinstein. WSF’s Joshua Blum served as an Executive Producer. 

Synopsis: A cantor in a crisis of faith finds his world turned upside down when his grade school music teacher re-enters his life as his new adult Bat Mitzvah student. Read more HERE.
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WSF Director Lana Wilson’s “Look Into My Eyes” Premiere Triumphs at Sundance

Jan 30, 2024
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Congratulations to Lana Wilson for another powerful premiere at Sundance Film Festival of her A24-produced true crime documentary “Look Into My Eyes” at the Egyptian Theater in Park City. The film, spotlighting NYC-based psychics in session with their clients with a neutral lens, “[left] Sundance viewers crying, laughing, and in disbelief at the premiere,” notes Variety. Wilson returns following Sundance premieres for her documentaries “Miss Americana” and “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields.”

Read the full review HERE.

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“Between the Temples” and “Look Into My Eyes” Premiere at 2024 Sundance Film Festival

Jan 10, 2024
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Sundance announcements are here!

Congratulations to Writer/Director Nathan Silver, Producer Adam Kersh, and Executive Producer Joshua Blum of WSF for Between the Temples, making its premiere in competition. Starring Jason Schwartzman, Carol Kane, Dolly de Leon, Caroline Aaron, Robert Smigel, and Madeline Weinstein, the film delves into the story of a cantor (Jason Schwartzman) undergoing a crisis of faith. His journey takes a turn when his new adult bat mitzvah student is his grade school music teacher (Carol Kane).

An additional congratulations to WSF commercial Director Lana Wilson and Producers Kyle Martin & Katie Stern on their documentary film Look Into My Eyes, screening in the Premieres section. Look Into My Eyes explores the lives of a group of New York City psychics conducting intimate readings for clients.

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Andrew Lane’s “No Lay’s, No Game” Spot Wins at Adweek’s 2023 Experimental Awards

Jan 10, 2024
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“No Lay’s, No Game” spot with Thierry Henry, directed by WSF’s Andrew Lane won at Adweek’s 2023 Experiential Awards winning both “Best Experiential Activation by a Packaged Goods Brand” and “Best Sports-Related Experiential Activation”!

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