Sev Ohanian is a 31-year-old screenwriter and producer native to Los Angeles. Since graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2012, he has been a producer on over a dozen feature films, 4 of which have been Sundance Film Festival Official Selections. His first film, Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2013. Andrew Bujalksi’s Results premiered at Sundance 2015 and was acquired by Magnolia Pictures. Clea DuVall’s The Intervention, premiered at Sundance 2016 and was acquired by Paramount.

Most recently, his film Searching premiered at Sundance 2018 and was theatrically released in August by Sony Screen Gems making over $45MM worldwide. On Searching, he co-wrote the script and produced the film, starring John Cho and Debra Messing, and it won the Sundance NEXT Audience Award as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Award.

Sev was this year’s recipient of the Sundance Institute / Amazon Studios Narrative Producers Award. He’s been recognized by The Wrap in their annual list of 11 Innovators Changing Hollywood, alongside Angelina Jolie, Jimmy Fallon and other industry names. Additionally, he was a part-time faculty member at USC since 2014, teaching 3 classes in producing.

Sev most recently wrapped production on RUN which he co-wrote with Aneesh Chaganty.

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