Los Angeles, CA, United States
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as DANIELS - have been writing and directing together for over a decade, initially with a slew of viral music videos, commercials, and short films, then with feature films and TV directing.
They've developed a reputation for combining absurdity with heartfelt personal stories. Oftentimes they incorporate a unique brand of visual effects, and visceral practical effects into their genre blending projects.
They have directed music videos for Manchester Orchestra, Foster the People, and won a VMA for their video for ‘Turn Down For What’, which Scheinert bullied Kwan into being the lead actor in. Kwan is a really good dancer.
They wrote and directed the feature film SWISS ARMY MAN starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe, which went on to win the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, received multiple nominations, and gained a large cult following.
While they were writing & developing their new movie EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, a kung fu sci-fi dramedy starring Michelle Yeoh, Scheinert went and directed a small redneck dramedy called THE DEATH OF DICK LONG, also released by A24.
They both live in Los Angeles. One of them has a son. The other has a goofy dog. But to be honest Daniel does most of the work.