A Farting Corpse Love Story: TCP Meets the Daniels

Writer/director duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert sit down with The Creators Project to talk about their first feature film, SWISS ARMY MAN, which stars Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.

by Emerson Rosenthal
Jun 29 2016, 6:25pm

Of Swiss Army Man, which makes its nationwide debut this Friday, July 1, esteemed critics at RogerEbert.com write, "The Daniels have made a film that's at once a labor of love and a work of sheer arrogant nerve, one that is as likely to be described as a classic, an ambitious misfire, and one of the worst films ever made by any three people who see it together. How many movies can you say that about?" Known colloquially as the "farting corpse movie," the wildly daring debut film from writer/director duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, together known as the Daniels, stars Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe as castaways forging an unlikely friendship across all boundaries of taste and mortality.  

In a new video, The Creators Project’s Emerson Rosenthal sits down with the Daniels to talk about pungent themes, innovation in music videos (among others, Daniels are responsible for DJ Snake and Lil Jon's seminal "Turn Down for What," and Battles' hellish "My Machines"), and to wanting to make their moms cry. 

Swiss Army Man is out now in New York and LA, and opens nationwide on July 1. Check out our full conversation with Daniels, and be sure to check out Manny sexts., a project that allows you to interact with the film's star, before you die, too. 


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