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.

29 May 2011

Early Consensus

Comments are starting to come in about the film. They are positive, constructive, very useful.

The early consensus (from trusted film-friends and colleagues) is that TAKEN IN is beautifully shot, acted, and edited. Several comments about the films deliberate pace and the first twenty minutes which "unfold like a Buster Keaton film," according to one source.

TAKEN IN is not a film for everybody. And there have been comments like this from people who've seen it. It will be interesting to hear from teenage girls and dads.

Considerable praise for Traysie Amick's work as Dawn. And for Ronnie Gunter's tender vulnerability as Dillon. Both of these supporting characters give the film an added texture that is useful. And both actors deliver compelling performances.

Five private preview screenings are scheduled for next week with small audiences.

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