Washington Square Arts & Films is a production and management company with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Most recently the company produced All Is Lost, starring Robert Redford as a man lost at sea, battling the elements to stay alive. The film, directed by JC Chandor, earned a Golden Globe for Best Original Score and is a current Academy Award nominee for Best Sound Editing. Other recent projects: Listen Up Philip, starring Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, and Krysten Ritter, which premiered to five sold-out screenings at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Francine, starring Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, and was nominated in the category of Breakthrough Director at the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards; and Margin Call which starred Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, and Stanley Tucci. Margin Call garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and won the 2012 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
Other notable projects include And Everything Is Going Fine, a critically acclaimed documentary by director Steven Soderbergh about the life of Spalding Gray, Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life which won the Emmy Award and Peabody Award for Best Documentary, Wendy and Lucy starring Michelle Williams which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Picture at the Independent Spirit Awards, The United States of Poetry, a five part series for PBS which was called, “Possibly, the most important program about the spoken word ever produced,” by The New York Times, and feature films Old Joy, Adrift in Manhattan and Love Ludlow, all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, Robert Levi’s documentary Playwright: From Page to Stage aired on PBS for their Independent Lens series. The Boston Globe hailed the documentary, written and directed by Levi, “absorbing and illuminating”.
On the commercial end, Washington Square Films represents a roster of award-winning directors. Along with working in both short and long form, our directors create an array of branded, integrated and digital media content. Clients include Apple, Coke, Verizon, Hyundai, Ford, Febreze, Gillette, Samsung, Delta Airlines, Starwood Resorts, Under Armour, and many others.
On the management side, the company represents, actors, directors and writers in the worlds of film, television and theater.