Sev Ohanian is a 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. Four of his films have been Sundance Film Festival Official Selections including his first film: Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2013. Most recently, his film Searching premiered at Sundance 2018 and will be theatrically released in August by Sony Screen Gems. On Searching, he co-wrote the script and produced the film, and it won the Sundance NEXT Audience Award as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Award. Ohanian 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.” Additionally, he’s been a part-time faculty member at USC since 2014.