TAKEN IN is a handmade feature film about a man who must spend a weekend alone with his estranged teenage daughter at a roadside resort. It is here that Simon and Brooklyn must confront the issues that have driven them apart, and ultimately choose how they will move forward...together or alone.

TAKEN IN was written and directed by personal filmmaker, Chris White. It was made entirely with cash and in-kind contributions from friends and family. The story (co-written with his wife Emily), was inspired by Chris’ theatre work with students at a therapeutic boarding school. The film is dedicated to his own teenage daughter, Gibson.

TAKEN IN was filmed at South of the Border, Dillon SC USA in the Spring of 2011.

14 March 2011


We have a screenplay.


At Sunday's Production Meeting most of the cast (minus Traysie Amick who was on assignment with the South Carolina Children's Theatre) gathered for a first "table read" of TAKEN IN.

The script is only ten pages long...about a tenth the length of most feature-length screenplays. But rest assured. There's a whole lot of story packed into those ten pages!


Just prior to Sunday's Production Meeting, lead actors Tim and Maddi spent an hour (via Skype) with Andy Coe, Dean of Students at Carlbrook School in Halifax, Virginia.

This was an invaluable experience as the actors learned about therapeutic boarding schools; the students who go to such institutions and their parents. The film's plot turns on many of the issues these families face.

Andy has made himself available to us as a special advisor to the project. And we couldn't be more grateful.

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