ABOUT

Bank Street Films was founded in 2007 by Elizabeth Wood and Gabriel Nussbaum with their first film, the New Orleans doc WADE IN THE WATER, CHILDREN. The most recent project is WHITE GIRL, which premiered at Sundance 2016 in competition. A NY Times Critics' Pick, WHITE GIRL stirred up trouble with its exploration of female sexuality, white privilege, and racial inequality. The film was acquired at a profit by Netflix, and enjoyed a theatrical release in select cities. Elizabeth Wood wrote and directed WHITE GIRL, inspired by her own experiences.

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Elizabeth was honored as one of Variety's 10 Directors to Watch 2016. She holds an MFA from Columbia University's Film program, where she was awarded a screenwriting fellowship. Before that Elizabeth studied writing, sex, drugs and fine arts at the New School (Eugene Lang + Parsons).

Gabriel Nussbaum, a lifelong New Yorker, was the sole producer and co-editor of WHITE GIRL. Gabriel wrote the viral hit A Brief History of John Baldessari, directed the 16mm short How it Ended starring Debra Winger, and has written + directed countless short films for clients including Toyota, the Four Seasons, Chipotle, and Google.  Gabriel studied experimental drama and sociology at NYU before veering into film.

ABOUT

FEATURED WORK

WHITE GIRL

   WHITE GIRL
"Electrifying, an intoxicating cloud of vice" - 
LA TIMES

Summer, New York City. A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met. After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.

Written + Directed by Elizabeth Wood. Produced by Gabriel Nussbaum.

Starring Morgan Saylor, Brian Marc, Justin Bartha, India Salvor Menuez, Anthony Ramos, Ralph Rodriguez, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Adrian Martinez & Chris Noth
VISIT WHITEGIRL.NYC

WADE IN THE WATER, CHILDREN

WADE IN THE
WATER, CHILDREN
New Orleans after the flood: a group of kids at the first school to reopen in the struggling Central City neighborhood create a riveting portrait of youth in the heart of an American crisis. Shot almost entirely by the students, the film mixes intense home videos, uncensored interviews and school-day adventures to expose problems much deeper than the floodwaters. “Scalding stuff” – Newsday.  

Directed and Produced by Elizabeth Wood and Gabriel Nussbaum.
VISIT THE SITE

A BRIEF HISTORY OF
JOHN BALDESSARI

A BRIEF HISTORY OF JOHN BALDESSARI
The epic life of a world-class artist, jammed into six minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits.

Written by Gabriel Nussbaum for Supermarché.

Commissioned by LACMA for their first annual "Art + Film Gala" honoring John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood.

Accepted into over 65 film festivals worldwide including the New York Film Festival, SXSW & BAM Cinemafest.

CHANEL & CONDÉ NAST
STEALING TIME

CHANEL & CONDÉ NAST
STEALING TIME

Written by Elizabeth Wood and illustrated by comic-book artist Rafael Grampá, Stealing Time is a graphic novel in six smoking chapters.

A unique creative collaboration between Chanel and Condé Nast, exclusive to Vogue’s global sites, the tale unfolds episode by cliffhanger episode.

And like a film-noir drama reimagined for the digital era, each exquisite twist and turn is played out online in an iconic Chanel palette of black and white.

View the series here.

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