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The Checkout Line

Thomas is a shy teenager who works at a hardware store. When he meets the confident Amelia, he sees an opportunity to experience a life which he never thought possible. The Checkout Line is a story about romance, passion, and the dark side of being young.

  • Ethan Hanson
  • Ethan Hanson
  • Ethan Hanson
  • Chris Colburn
  • Caroline Mobley
  • Jonathan Benton
    Key Cast
    Watergated, The Hobby Stop
  • Cassidy Spencer
    Key Cast
  • Scott Means
    Key Cast
  • James Henderson
    Key Cast
    "Franklin Dangle"
  • Amy R. Swaim
    Key Cast
    Generation Ax, Faith's Song, Hellblock 13, Head Cheerleader Dead Cheerleader, Hellphone
  • Marion Etheridge
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Dangle"
  • Jaime Alessio
    Key Cast
    "Tom Angel"
  • Caroline Mobley
    Director of Photography
  • Cooper Wood
  • Ethan Hanson
    Production Designer
  • Benjamin "Fart.pdf" Moore
    Art Director
  • Reilly Evans
    Wardrobe Department
  • Jimmy Hepburn
    Wardrobe Department
  • Chandler Yonkers
  • Jonathan Furnell
    Sound Design
  • Carl Burnitz
    Sound Engineer
  • Jonathan Furnell
  • Dreamgirl
    Original Music
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, Black Comedy
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 4 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • United States
Director Biography - Ethan Hanson

Ethan Hanson is the writer and director of The Checkout Line. He is a senior at the University of South Carolina, where he studies Media Arts and Graphic Design. He spent this past year in England, and in Austin, where he worked as a Screenplay Reader for the Austin Film Festival. Ethan was raised on the Isle of Palms in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Director Statement

With this project, I wanted to try something I've never done before: create a world that felt cohesive and inhabitable. By working with some amazingly talented artists, we were able to construct a colorful, fashionable environment in which our characters could interact with one another. This is my most ambitious project to date, and I feel that it will only help myself and those around me to better ourselves and our art.