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INTERVIEW: Searching’s Aneesh Chaganty and Sev Ohanian on Building Suspense Through Screens

Searching Sev Ohanian Aneesh Chaganty

This piece was originally posted on Alcohollywood

For the latest On Tap minisode, we air an interview Clint conducted for the new John Cho computer-screen thriller Searching – about a frantic father searching for his missing daughter by going through the clues on her laptop!

Clint sits down with Searching director Aneesh Chaganty and producer Sev Ohanian to talk about the origins of the project, the narrative possibilities of conveying narrative through technology, and the importance of telling stories from an Asian perspective.

Searching slides into your theater’s DMs August 31st. Check out our blurb from the Chicago Critics Film Festival and our full review.

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Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Spool, as well as one of the founders of the website/podcast Alcohollywood in 2011. He is also a Senior Writer at Consequence of Sound, as well as the co-host/producer of Travolta/Cage. You can also find his freelance work at IndieWire, UPROXX, Syfy Wire, The Takeout, and Crooked Marquee.