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.
13 July 2011
Stammering & Stuttering
I've lived with TAKEN IN...in a very intense way for half a year now. As I reflect on the journey (the last four and a half months documented daily here), I am grateful. I'm proud. I'm...fulfilled and satisfied. The project was exactly what it promised to be. It surprised and delighted me in ways I hadn't expected, and the ways in which it did not succeed were slight.
At the time of its release (two days from today) I am, in many ways, more excited about the film than when I began. But utterly convinced its time to move forward...on to the next film.
Maybe the lesson...the rule of thumb to take away from this process is this: the project becomes history when it can finally stand alone, without me propping it up. Like a child stammering and stuttering into adulthood, eventually they are—for better and worse—a grown-up.