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Writer/Director: Aneesh Chaganty | Writer/Producer: Sev Ohanian | Producers: Timur Bekmambetov, Adam Sidman, Natalie Qasabian | Editors: Nick Johnson, Will Merrick | Cinematographer: Juan Sebastian Baron | Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La | USA / 2018 / 101 min
About the Film
David Kim (John Cho) discovers his 16-year-old daughter, Margot, is missing. While Detective Rosemary Vick (Debra Messing) follows leads to find the teenager, David desperately searches for clues on Margot’s laptop, navigating the labyrinth of online communication and social media in which we’ve all become inextricably bound. Together they try to piece together what happened in this inventively told mystery, which unfolds entirely on computer screens in real time and won an Audience Award at Sundance this year.
About the Filmmaker
Aneesh Chaganty is a 25-year-old writer/director whose two-minute short film, a Google Glass spot called Seeds, became an Internet sensation after garnering more than one million YouTube views in 24 hours. Following its success, Aneesh was invited to join the Google Creative Lab in New York City, where he spent two years developing, writing, and directing Google commercials. Searching is Aneesh's first feature. He quit his job to make it.