Daniel, the son of Ken and Becky Scheinert, attended Oak Mountain Elementary School and Oak Mountain Middle School, and graduated from Jefferson County International Baccalaureate at Shades Valley High School. He participated in Sidewalk Film Festival's "Sidewalk Scramble" filmmaking competition in high school and later interned for the non-profit.
The Daniels' 2022 action film "Everything Everywhere All at Once" was a breakout critical and popular success. It was honored as "Best Picture" at the Academy Awards and the Daniels collected Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Directing. Paul Rogers was also recognized for "Best Editing" for his work on the film.
- Flanagan, Ben (April 14, 2022) "One of the Daniels on his Alabama roots, fitting his state into ‘Everything Everywhere’." The Birmingham News
- Flanagan, Ben (January 15, 2023) "Alabama filmmaker wins big at Critics Choice Awards for ‘Everything Everywhere’." AL.com
- Flanagan, Ben (March 12, 2023) "Alabama’s Daniel Scheinert wins Oscars for ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’." AL.com
- Daniel Scheinert at IMDB.com