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.

11 April 2011


Excerpts from a recent e-mail exchange with our composer, Josh McGill:

“I was talking to a friend the other day about this gig and at a point I ended up inadvertently blurting something out that I have now come to adopt as a sort of personal mission statement for this film, ‘My job is to provide a
counterpoint to what is being said, and a harmony to what is being felt.’

“This is a character driven story focusing on a first degree familial relationship. A complicated father/daughter relationship at that. It seems to me that this is the kind of sensitive situation where words can just seem to come out wrong, where there may even be no words at all to express the depths of that which is felt internally. A hidden dimension so to speak. Something that, in quite a mystical sense, is both shared by and unique to both father and daughter. A kind of coded language that comes from the extreme vulnerability and illusory exposure that the dynamics of family can so easily create.

“What I want to attempt with this music is to give that hidden dimension, that secret code, a voice in this cinematic caldron. To expose that which is unknowable behind the eyes of the father, and uncertain behind those of the daughter, in an attempt to accentuate the fragility of the story and hopefully, in turn, the impact of the catharsis as well.”

Josh McGill
Dallas, TX

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