Check-Six

Suddenly drafted to war, a naive, young woman enlists the help of a cutthroat reporter turned romantic interest to find a way out of their draft orders.

  • Carlee Soeder
    Director
  • Carlee Soeder
    Writer
  • William Webber
    Writer
  • Carlee Soeder
    Producer
    The Nightrider
  • Shaunya Bhayani
    Producer
  • Michael Anderson
    Producer
  • Skylar Denney
    Key Cast
    "Juliette"
    Hillbilly Elegy
  • Carys Glynne
    Key Cast
    "Charlie"
  • Mada Malone
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    DRAMA, THRILLER
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 29, 2021
    Award of Merit: Female Filmmaker ; Award of Merit: Best Leading Actress, Skylar Denney
  • WRPN Women's International Film Festival
    Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
    United States
    August 13, 2022
    Official Selection - Tight Shorts
  • Indie Showcase Role Call Theater
    Atlanta
    United States
    March 8, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Carlee Soeder

Hi there! My name is Carlee and I'm a graduate of Florida State University. My love for storytelling really sprouted and grew throughout my time in college. I started off acting in college, spread my roots into writing and directing student theatre shows at my university, and worked as an associate producer for WFSU-TV. At WFSU-TV, I primarily worked on a year-long nature documentary funded through PBS's American Spring Live programming. I learned as an associate to write more purposefully and how to edit stories for engagement. During my time at FSU, I built my acting skills on stage and on-screen, performing in several plays and in several short films with FSU's film school. Writing and directing became a bigger passion, and I explored those avenues by writing plays and directing them. I knew long-term, I wanted to combine what I had learned in the documentary and news realm of television with my experiences writing plays, and create narrative films. In 2020, I made the big move to Atlanta to begin my journey into the film industry. Originally, my film Check-Six was to be filmed in April of 2020, but due to the pandemic, we lost funding. Through perseverance and diligence, I have independently produced Check-Six. Today, I am currently working on several more scripts to soon be filmed!

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Director Statement

Check-Six was a conglomeration of perseverance, teamwork, and dedication. Filming was originally halted and funding lost due to the beginning of the pandemic, but as things started to look up I was determined to get this film back up on its feet. Every single one of the crew and cast members, and all of our supporters had a hand in the successful reboot and filming of Check-Six. I'm so honored to have had a team such as this one! This film was made entirely in Atlanta by an all Atlanta cast and crew!