Stephanie Soechtig

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Stephanie Soechtig
New York
EducationBA Broadcast Journalism New York University[1]
Known forTapped

Fed Up (2014)
The Devil We Know

Stephanie Soechtig is an American director and filmmaker who is known for documentaries such as Tapped (2009), Fed Up (2014) and The Devil We Know (2018).


Soechtig earned her BA in Broadcast Journalism from the New York University. She later studied at Western Connecticut State University.[1]


Soechtig was a co-founder of Atlas Films, a production company that produced documentary films on social issues, along with Michael Walrath and his wife, Michelle Walrath.[2] They produced Tapped in 2009,[3] which she co-directed with Jason Lindsey.[4] She directed, wrote and produced the feature length documentary film, Fed Up, in 2014.[5] Soechtig directed Under the Gun in collaboration with Katie Couric, who also worked with her on Tapped and Fed Up. Under the Gun was a "Sundance favorite". According to The Guardian, it provided an "in-depth look at the ways gun control advocates have tried to counteract the power of the National Rifle Association."[6]


Soechtig won the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Impact award for her documentary The Devil We Know in 2018.[7] The VIFF cited Dennis Harvey, Variety as saying that Soechtig "presents an unusually engrossing documentary for this type of subject, with human interest always in the forefront despite the complex timeline of events, issues and information presented." She "presides over an expert assembly that’s sharp in every department."[7]


  1. ^ a b "Stephanie Soechtig". IMDb. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Michael Walrath". January 2008. Archived from the original on October 10, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "The Big Picture". January 2008. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  4. ^ @katiecouric Taps Into the Bottled Water Debate with Joe Doss and Stephanie Soechtig CBS News
  5. ^ "Is Sugar the New Cigarettes? Fed Up, a New Sundance Film, Thinks So". Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  6. ^ Beckett, Lois (May 15, 2016). "Director Stephanie Soechtig: 'Gun owners are being duped by the NRA'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "The Devil We Know". VIFF. Retrieved October 1, 2019.