As the box office struggled to return from the doldrums of winter and the continuing pandemic, a surprise indie hit drew audiences back into theaters, grossing over $100 million and garnering critical and audience acclaim. Dive into the making of A24’s EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE and its runaway success with co-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (professionally known as Daniels) and this year’s HIFF Breakthrough Artist Stephanie Hsu, as they dissect how they turned a unique indie film concept with a wholly original premise into a massive hit capturing the spirit of the moment.
PANELISTS: Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) – Co-Directors; Jonathan Wang – Producer; Stephanie Hsu – Actor + Breakthrough Artist
MODERATOR: Daniel Scheinert – Co-Director
2022 Breakthrough Artist Award Stephanie Hsu is known for her breakout performance in A24’s EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, as well as her role as Mei in THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, for which Hsu and the cast were awarded the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. More recently, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL was nominated for the 2022 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Hsu began her career in the arts on Broadway, where she played Karen the Computer in ‘SpongeBob The Musical,’ and Christine Canigula in ‘Be More Chill,’ the latter of which earned Hsu nominations for a Lucille Lortel Award and a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. ‘Be More Chill’ was also nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award and a Drama Desk Award for Best New Musical.
Our free Winick Talks series takes place at Rowdy Hall, and tickets are not required. Breakfast will be provided, and doors open at 9:30am.