These filmmakers have created some of the year’s most buzzed-about work—short films for brands, documentaries, passion projects and more—and have received well-deserved critical acclaim in the process. They’re also driving important conversations around a variety of topics, including the Black experience and diversity, equity and inclusion, and changing how we think about the creative process. Here are this year’s visionary directors featured on Adweek’s Creative 100:
Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
“The Daniels” spent more than five years working on the passion project that would become one of 2022’s most buzzed-about films, Everything Everywhere All at Once. The movie, starring Michelle Yeoh as a laundry business owner abruptly thrown into a multi-dimensional war, has been a critical and financial success, quickly setting a new domestic box-office record for production studio A24.
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