'Searching' Director Aneesh Chaganty is Latest Sensation in U.S.Hollywood News

September 14, 2018 14:14
'Searching' Director Aneesh Chaganty is Latest Sensation in U.S.

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The 27-year-old Indian origin filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty is the latest sensation in the United States.

His debut film 'Searching' has been proclaimed a critical and commercial success.

Made with a shoestring budget, the film has up to now grossed about USD 16M in America and about USD 40M across the world. Currently, 'searching' is at number 4 in the list of top 5 movies in the U.S.

The 27-year-old Aneesh Chaganty's parent hailed from the Hyderabad. Aneesh and his parents had moved to the U.S. when he was a toddler.

He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2013.

Aneesh's initial engagement with filmmaking was with a short film Google Glass - Seeds. Subsequently, Google Glass employed him and Aneesh had worked at its Creative Lab in New York for a period of two years, writing and making commercials. He then pitched Searching's script as a short film.

To his astonishment, Aneesh was given a feature film budget to make 'Searching'. Though he was unwilling in the beginning, Aneesh eventually convinced himself to make it as a feature film, and the rest is history.

He has already begun working on the script for his next flick.



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