South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Film Festival will open with the world premiere of Everything Everywhere All At Once at the upcoming 29th edition, on March 11, 2022 in Austin, Texas. Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, the film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can’t seem to finish her taxes.
The Daniels are a film-making duo most known for their music videos including the popular DJ Snake and Lil Jon promotional for the single, “Turn Down for What” which won the SXSW 2015 Grand Jury Award for Music Videos. They previously won the 2012 SXSW Grand Jury Award for Music Videos with their video for Battles, “My Machines”. In 2016, they expanded to feature film, making their writing and directorial debut with the film Swiss Army Man starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.
“We are thrilled to premiere Daniels’ latest work, which is fantastically inventive, entertaining, emotionally grounded, and crammed with the exceptional creativity that makes their projects so satisfying,” said Janet Pierson, Director of Film. “Audiences are going to have their minds blown by this extraordinary feat of filmmaking.”
Everything Everywhere All at Once features an ensemble cast of Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film is written, directed and produced by Daniels. Jonathan Wang, the Russo Brothers’ AGBO and A24 also produced. Film is executive produced by Ley Line Entertainment, IAC and Josh Rudnick.
The 29th edition of SXSW runs in person from March 11-20, 2022.