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.

17 April 2011


Does the story work? Does it hold together over the entirety of the film?

When each scene and sequence is locked in place...just as written, just as I intended...are sum of those parts, a story worth watching?

This is what I am thinking about as each scene falls into place and our picture edit nears a final lock. Right now...I'm not sure. Not sure if a consistent tone has been struck throughout or not...if Simon and Brooklyn's tale is worth watching yet.

It's one thing to direct a scene (re: GOOD LIFE). Quite another to direct a feature.

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