Daniel Scheinert

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 7, 1987

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh

Daniel Scheinert is an American filmmaker. He is part of the writing/directing duo known as Daniels, along with Daniel Kwan. They won the Academy Award for Best Director for Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022). They wrote the film, for which they also won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The two also wrote and directed Swiss Army Man, and a segment of Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia; as well as the music videos “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls),” “Simple Song,” “Houdini” (2012), “Turn Down for What,” and “Tongues,” and episodes of the show NTSF:SD:SUV::. As a solo filmmaker, Daniel directed and starred in the film The Death of Dick Long.

Daniel’s paternal grandfather was Harry Lee Scheinert (the son of Emil Frederick/Friedrich Scheinert and Retha/Reatha Louise Quick). Harry was born in Birmingham, Alabama. Emil was the son of German parents, Oskar/Oscar Bruno Scheinert, from Prussia, and Maria Dorathea “Mary” Goeller, from Bavaria. Retha was the daughter of John Henry Madison Quick and Melissa Annie Edwards.

Daniel’s paternal grandmother was Donna/Dona Jean Calender/Calendar (the daughter of Kenneth L. Calender/Calendar and Berta/Birta Chandler). Donna was born in Alabama.

Daniel’s maternal grandfather was Charlie/Charley Myles Hallman (the son of William Henry Hallman and Eliza Elizabeth/Lizzie Denny/Denney). Charlie was born in Alabama. William was the son of Joseph Richard Hallman and Lurene Climmie/Clementine Stewart. Eliza was the daughter of James Levi Denney and Martha Elizabeth Smith.

Daniel’s maternal grandmother was Edith Lynn Street (the daughter of Alonzo Cranford Street and Mattie Young Miller). Edith was born in Etowah County, Alabama. Alonzo was the son of Alonzo Samuel Street and Elmina Jane Garner. Mattie was the daughter of John William Miller and Nancy Eliza/Elizabeth Frances Smith.

Sources: Obituary of Daniel’s paternal grandfather, Harry Lee Scheinert – https://obits.al.com

Genealogy of Daniel’s maternal great-grandfather, William Henry Hallman (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Daniel’s maternal grandmother, Edith Lynn (Street) Hallman – https://www.guntersvillememorialchapel.com

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