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Outrageously fun and deeply affecting, Swiss Army Man is a gonzo buddy comedy that is the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (collectively known as DANIELS, and responsible for the visionary “Turn Down For What” video, among many others). Bursting with limitless creativity in both form and content, Swiss Army Man goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again.

Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Swiss Army Man creates a world like no other—a place of pure fantastical imagination, brimming with magical realism yet featuring two characters whose dreams and fears are entirely relatable. Dano and Radcliffe both fully commit to their directors’ audacious vision, and their work is exceptional, finding the perfect balance of humor and heart that drives the whole film. A celebration of all the wonders cinema has to offer, Swiss Army Man is a cultural phenomenon in the making; a surreal and wholly original examination of human vulnerability and connection that must be experienced.


Best Picture of the Year

Lawrence Inglee, p.g.a.
Jonathan Wang p.g.a.
Miranda Bailey
Amanda Marshall
Eyal Rimmon
Lauren Mann

Best Director

Daniel Scheinert
Daniel Kwan

Best Original Screenplay

Daniel Scheinert
Daniel Kwan

Best Actor

Paul Dano
Daniel Radcliffe

Best Cinematography

Larkin Seiple

Best Production Design

Jason Kisvarday

Best Film Editing

Matthew Hannam, CCE

Best Costume Design

Stephani Lewis

Best Original Score

Andy Hull and Robert McDowell

Best Original Song

River Rocket

Best Sound Mixing

Production Sound Mixer
Stephen Nelson

Sound Re-Recording Mixers
Beau Borders
Brent Kiser

Best Sound Editing

Supervising Sound Editor
Brent Kiser

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Hair Department Head
Anissa Salazar

Makeup Department Head
Jason Hamer

Best Visual Effects

Daniel Scheinert
Daniel Kwan

Visual Effects Supervisor
Eduardo ‘Alvin’ Cruz