Searching is a 2018 American psychological thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty. The film is shot from the point-of-view of smartphones and computer screens. The film is about a father trying to find his missing 16-year-old daughter, and stars John Cho and Debra Messing. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in the “Next” section,and will be released wide by Sony Pictures and Screen Gems on August 3, 2018.
David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon uses Margot’s laptop to contact her friends and look at photos and videos for clues to her whereabouts.
Initial release: August 3, 2018 (USA)
Director: Aneesh Chaganty
Producer: Timur Bekmambetov
Distributed by: Screen Gems
Production companies: Stage 6 Films, Bazelevs Company
Executive producers: Ana Liza Muravina, Igor Tsay, Mariya Zatulovskaya