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.

24 May 2011


I don't require many boots on the ground to make a film like TAKEN IN.

I need a masterful cinematographer (like Daniel McCord), and calm and competent sound recordist (like Brian Fellers), a whip-smart line producer (like Jennifer Baxley), a resourceful production assistant (like Adam Robitaille), and...in post, a genius editor (Jeter Rhodes).

Were I acting in the film, I'd probably want an assistant director/script supervisor on set, too.

That's four to five people on the shoot, and Jeter editing afterwards. (Plus actors, of course.)

Films made with more people than that start to feel...I don't know, like "a movie." And film sets with just one or two crew members kinda feel like...a hobby.

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