Alabama filmmaker behind one of Hollywood’s hottest films, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

Regarded as one of the best films of 2022, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” has shaken Hollywood. And in all of that everywhere you get a piece of Alabama.

An original story that is surprisingly not based on anything (not even a comic book) feels like an obstacle, even without the budget in full bloom or an all-star team (as you explain it all star, of course). The filmmaker of the film A24 describes it as “a hilarious and hilarious sci-fi action adventure. ”

Co-written and directed by Daniel Scheinert and Dan Swan (believed to be “Daniels”), the film follows an aging Chinese immigrant who has been swept up in a poem -a insane journey, where she herself can save the world by exploring other worlds that connect with the lives she could take. led.

It will feature the martial arts film icon Michelle Young, along with a support team including Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu, James Hong and Jenny Slate. They did it with the production company AGBO, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, both behind Marvel Cinematic Universe hits like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” It was first featured at South by Southwest in March.

Half of the Daniels are from Alabama, the filmmakers responsible for the acclaimed “Swiss Army Man” starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe. Scheinert was born in Birmingham. He and Kwan met while attending Emerson College in Boston and went on to direct music videos for popular artists such as Foster the People, The Shins and Tenacious D.

After “Swiss Army Man”, Scheinert made his first directing with “The Death of Dick Long” (fired in and around the Birmingham area in 2019), a crime comedy of the small town of Alabama that won some rave reviews too.

But their most recent ones, so far, have earned the couple the highest marks in their young careers. It is gaining popularity in theaters today (playing all over Alabama) and currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 97%. That’s right. Ninety-seven. The consensus states, “Directed by the unique Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once holds up its title with a familiar attack on the senses. ”

Some blurbs from “Top Critics”, according to the review collector:

Adam NaimanThe Ringer: “Everything at the Daniels is all in one place at the same time an over-the-top, multi-genre action movie that will inevitably be pushed to a minimum.”

Alison WilmoreNew York Magazine / Vulture: “Everything everywhere can be a kaleidoscopic fantasy battle over space, time, genres and emotions, but at first it’s a highly moving family drama. “

Justin ChangLos Angeles Times: “Ultimately, his many swirling parts come together for a very sensible purpose: to give a megawatt actor a rare and brilliant show that spouts, hits, hits. kicks, kicks, jumps, flips, goes up and finally overflows. ”

AO ScottThe New York Times: “Yes, the film is a metaphysical multiverse galaxy – brain tour, but deep down – and also just on the surface – it’s a bitter domestic drama, a marriage comedy, a story about a struggling immigrant and – a poem full of mother – daughter love. “

Honest DavidIndieWire: “Everything at Everywhere at the Same Time” is all about finding something to keep in the middle of oblivion, and you are not afraid to be the last example of how that would work. ”

If the success of the box office for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is in line with what critics think the Daniels have a lot of opportunities to consider. But with the obvious filmmaking and ingenuity on display, as well as the wide – ranging recommendation, it’s likely that they will be able to choose their next project no matter what the receipts are.

Will they bring their talents to major Hollywood franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or will they continue down the traditional path by calling their own pictures and telling their stories as they are?

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