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“One of the most formally daring pieces of entertainment I have seen in a long time”–Slash Film

“Nothing short of a cinematic masterpiece”–We Live Entertainment

“There is going to be everything before Searching, and then everything after it”–First Showing

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After David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.

Directed by:Aneesh Chaganty
Written by:Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian
Produced by:Timur Bekmambetov
Sev Ohanian
Adam Sidman
Natalie Qasabian
Cast:John Cho
Debra Messing
Joseph Lee
Michelle La



Adobe is the official software partner of Searching – the movie was edited with Premiere Pro CC.


Dashlane is the official password manager and digital safety partner of Searching. Dashlane's universal app is the simplest and most secure solution for managing and protecting what matters online.

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Director's Lab Entries|

Using Searching’s overall themes of technology and “We Are What We Hide,” director Aneesh Chaganty gave aspiring YouTube filmmakers a challenge to write and direct their own short film for a chance to be screened before Searching in select theaters.

Here are the finalists:

“Oh, It’s Nothing”

by Tim Hautekiet

“The L Bomb”

by Shae-Lee Shackleford

“Six Saved Messages”

by Tony E. Valenzuela


by Mikey Murphy

“Dear Claire”

by Adriana DiLonardo and Sarah Rotella