Aneesh Chaganty is a writer and director whose 2 minute short film, SEEDS, became an internet sensation after garnering a million YouTube views in 24 hours. Following its success, Aneesh was recruited by Google to develop and direct commercials as part of the Google 5, a team of five young creatives from around the world helping shape the Google brand from New York City. His work has been viewed more than 21 million times online and aired on primetime TV. 

Aneesh is a recipient of the prestigious Future of Storytelling Fellowship, awarded to only five young creatives around the globe “who have demonstrated a fearlessness to tell stories in unconventional ways” and whose works “will be instrumental in shaping the future of storytelling.” 

Most recently, he co-wrote and directed SEARCHING. Starring John Cho and Debra Messing, the film premiered opening weekend at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, and was released worldwide by Sony Pictures in the summer of 2018. He’s currently just wrapped on his second feature, a thriller he co-wrote called RUN.

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