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An encounter ends in tragedy when a Lebanese-Australian family is harassed by a group of soldiers at a checkpoint in outback Australia.

Director:

Ben Phelps

Writer:

Ben Phelps
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rodney Afif ... Nedal
Kate Raison ... Rebecca
Christian Willis Christian Willis ... Fergus
Alex Dimitriades ... Theo
Brett Stiller ... Julian
Casey Burgess Casey Burgess ... Sophie
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An encounter ends in tragedy when a Lebanese-Australian family is harassed by a group of soldiers at a checkpoint in outback Australia.

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2006 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

AUD 30,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A great short film
7 February 2007 | by HarperexSee all my reviews

Checkpoint packs a lot into its 10 or so minutes running time. Great suspense, effective music, smart cinematography and above all great direction and screenplay. There are also several excellent performances from the cast which includes several faces familiar to Australian audiences. Set on an isolated country road in outback Australia, Checkpoint presents issues of racism and prejudice within the context of a gripping little drama. This short will definitely have you on edge from the first frame and leave you discussing its nuances long after-wards. I am looking forward to seeing more from Checkpoint's writer and director, Ben Phelps.


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