"The Taking is a cinematic experience of light and sound. It's a film made with balls and intellectual muscle. In this film you will discover horrific art told via grisly images and two tales of woe...
The experience begins with Carl who seeks to murder his best friend and adulterous fiancee. Unexpectedly, he awakens in a wooded wasteland. He has no idea as to where he is or how he got there. A sinister family now holds him captive along with another victim named Jade. They're subjected to arcane rituals and are left tied to a tree for several days.
When Carl looks back on their grisly experience in the forest, he comes to the realization that they're not just in the woods; rather they are in a place where people go to fight the vices living inside them. The losing of this fight is something far worse than death; it's the utter damnation of one's very soul."
"The Taking" is a micro-budget film, made on only $14K by the filmmaking duo known as The BAPartists (Cezil Reed & Lydelle Jackson). It's shot completely during the day, using the Cannon 5D Mark II.
Also, it's been to four international festivals so far, and will screen in competition for the New Visions category in October of this year. And, within six months of completing the film, it's found distributors domestically and internationally. So far, it's already sold to Australian and German territories.
Based on what little the trailer reveals, and the story, all I can say is that I'll be watching this one closely. And I hope to see it soon. With such limited resources, it's always a triumph when movies of this caliber are able to pull off their desired effect. I'll be awaiting patiently for this one, and remain optimistic as always.
For more info, check "The Taking" out online.