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.

12 April 2011


Of all my talented TAKEN IN collaborators, I’ve known my editor the longest.

Jeter Rhodes and I met in the late 1980’s. He was making videos with Sammy Bean then…on a VHS camcorder. They were in middle school.

We reconnected as adults and he edited the documentary BRAGGING RITES: THE CAROLINA-CLEMSON RIVALRY for Jeff Sumerel and me. He’d graduated from The Citadel and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts since I’d seen him last. We became fast colleagues. And since that time we’ve worked on many smaller projects…most recently, GOOD LIFE.

Jeter and I have set up a Final Cut edit suite in my basement and are having a blast fitting all these gorgeous images together. Finally! We’re making a feature-length, narrative movie.

Jeter is a cinema genius. He thoroughly understands the language of film…how shots turn into scenes and scenes turn into movies. And he is always excited, full of ideas, ready to work. He’s a creative problem solver like few others.

Jeter daylights as a Weekend Editor for One Minute News.

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