Sunday 23rd December 2018
Dive deep into the virtual world of social media with a mystery-thriller for the digital age, Searching, debuting on Digital on 24th December 2018 and DVD 7th January 2019 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
A unique take on society's pervasive use of technology, Searching is the feature film debut for writer-director Aneesh Chaganty, and writer-producer Sev Ohanian. Chaganty and Ohanian's script constructs a new form of cinema inspired by the connection between parent and child in the Internet age. Stopping at no lengths to find his missing daughter, a determined father, played by John Cho (Star Trek, Harold & Kumar), explores her social media accounts, emails, pictures, videos and more to aid in the police investigation. Cho is joined by an impressive cast including Emmy Award® winner Debra Messing (Will & Grace), Joseph Lee (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Michelle La in her feature film debut.
Since winning the audience award and the Alfred P. Slogan Feature Film Prize at its Sundance debut, Searching has riveted audiences with critics calling it "one of the very best movies of the year" (Flickering Myth). Expertly blending innovative storytelling and modern technology, Chaganty has crafted an enthralling missing person story bookended by an endearing opening sequence and stunning conclusion and keep your eyes peeled for clues that lead to the movie's shocking finale.
The Searching DVD and Digital bonus features include "Searching For Easter Eggs", where filmmaking duo, Chaganty and Ohanian reveal the compelling "blink and you missed it" Easter Eggs hidden in the ancillary screen space throughout the film.
Searching was executive produced by Maria Zatuloyskaya, Ana Liza Murayina, Igor Tsay and co-produced by Congyu E. The film was produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Sev Ohanian, Adam Sidman, and Natalie Oasabian.
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.
- Searching For Easter Eggs
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.