- Daniel Kwan is an American director/screenwriter.
- He’s one half of the directing duo ‘Daniels.’
- In 2023, he was nominated for an Academy Award.
The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards have officially been put on the table, and aside from a few surprise snubs, the nominations were all as planned. In the category of directing, several highbrow and artistic films were nominated, including The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything All At Once, The Fabelmans, and The Triangle of Sadness.
Daniel Kwan and his directing partner Daniel Schienert were nominated for their work on Everything Everywhere All At Once, a comedy-drama starring Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis, among others. Here's what you should know about one half of the "Daniels" who were nominated in two of the Academy Awards' most prestigious categories.
Daniel works with a partner...also named Daniel.
Daniel Kwan was credited with directing Everything Everywhere All At Once, yet many people are unaware that he is also co-writer and directed by Daniel Scheinert. The duo are both acknowledged for both writing and directing the film, and their latest effort has hit the nail on the head.
Their part time work on the Swiss Army Man, a 2016 feature film starring Harry Potter icon Daniel Radcliffe, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in 2017.
He is the director of music videos.
The Daniels have claimed musical video directed by superstars such as Jack Black's Tenacious D, The Shins, and Manchester Orchestra, among others. They have also collaborated on short films dating back to 2009, including Puppets in 2010, Possibilia in 2014, and Interesting Ball in 2016.
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens, a series of adult swim comedy specials, and NTSF:SD:SUV::
Daniel Kwan is engaged to a fellow filmmaker.
Kwan is married to successful filmmaker and animator Kristen Lepore. In fact, she is acknowledged as a visual effects artist on his film Everything Everywhere All At Once. She has also written and directed two short films, I Am Groot (2022) and It's My Party (2018).
Kwan posted a romantic tribute to his equally talented wife on Instagram the day after we got engaged. I'm unable to compose a caption that will convey the incredible wedding that we had on the day we married. It's one of those rare times when life transcends all expectations and offers you a whole new perspective.
On February 17, 2019 she and Gio had a child, Gio Lepore Kwan, who was born in 2019. “Kirsten was a straight up warrior princess throughout this sometimes difficult-seaming process, and I’m so excited to begin this next chapter with her and Gio,” he wrote alongside a slew of hospital images.
He is well-known.
Daniel Kwan's talent is evident. With the release of Everything Everywhere All At Once, his success has gone beyond the norm. According to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the Daniels have won numerous awards including the Saturn Awards, the Hollywood Critics Association, the Gotham Independent Film Awards, the American Film Institute Awards, and the Critics Choice Film Awards.
The film was nominated for a Golden Globe, a Satellite Award, an AACTA International Award, and an Independent Spirit Award, among others.
In college, he met his director's partner.
Kwan's Wikipedia page explains that his prolific writing and directing partnership began while he was in college. According to Boston.com, in 2009, Kwan still had a year of college when they became teaching assistants at the New York Film Academy summer camp, which is where they developed a lasting connection as filmmakers.
Scheinert said the role at which we began working together was related to Daniels. We were both so affluent and so passionate about doing really strange movies with the children that we kind of realized we were kindred spirits, and we decided to continue making our own summer movies after hours.