Although CHAINED is heavy and disturbing at times, there are also moments of lightness as Taylor dreams of one day owning an organic farm. In the middle of the decrepit blue collar town of Grifton, he has created an urban garden oasis with his best friend, Nora, who he also has a crush on. Although it is the place where young love also begins blossoming, Taylor’s gardening plays a fascinating role in the exploration of the larger themes as Taylor uses it as a respite from the violence in his life.
But as our story progresses, we realize his love of gardening has a special source; and that it has taken on a darker meaning.
In this video, CHAINED Production Designer, Jim Cliffe, talks about creating an urban garden oasis... from nothing!