Bank Street Films was founded in 2007 by Elizabeth Wood and Gabriel Nussbaum.
WHITE GIRL, Bank Street's first narrative feature, premiered in competition at Sundance 2016, was acquired by Netflix and hailed as a New York Times Critics' Pick.
Elizabeth, born and raised in Oklahoma City, was honored as one of Variety's "10 Directors to Watch" in 2016. She holds an MFA in film from Columbia University, where she was awarded a screenwriting fellowship. In addition to writing and directing WHITE GIRL, Elizabeth has created commercial content for brands including Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel.
Gabriel, a lifelong New Yorker, has written and/or directed countless short films for premiere clients including Google, Toyota, Ford, Coach, Chipotle, Four Seasons Hotels and Sonos. Along with producing and co-editing WHITE GIRL, he wrote the viral hit A BRIEF HISTORY OF JOHN BALDESSARI (narrated by Tom Waits) and directed the narrative short HOW IT ENDED starring Debra Winger.
In 2015 BSF welcomed Grant Schaefer to the team, specializing in design and development. Grant created the marketing and social media campaign for WHITE GIRL, which included this work of genius.
Bank Street Films is prepping Elizabeth's second feature along with several other projects for film and television.