The Daisy Chain

The Daisy Chain

Director: Aisling Walsh

Year: 2008

Plot: A grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences.
Original Title: The Daisy Chain
Director: Aisling Walsh
Writer: Lauren Mackenzie
Producer: Aoife O'Sullivan , Graham Begg , Bethan Cousins , Jamie Carmichael , Michael Henry , Linda James , Tristan Lynch , Meinir Stoutt , Dominic Wright
Type: movie
Year: 2008
Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Cast: Siobhán O'Kelly , Patrick Moy , Brendan McCormack , Yvonne Scanlon , Fiona Condon , Zoe Sheridan , Matthew McDonagh , Valerie O'Connor , James Thomas , Elunid Jones , Joanne Thomas , David Keating , Orlaith Macqueen , Anthony Murphy , Mhairi Anderson , Samantha Morton , Steven Mackintosh , David Bradley , Eva Birthistle , Flora Montgomery , Ron Donachie , Barry Barnes , Maire Hastings , Gary Murphy , Karen Ardiff , Fionnuala Murphy , Hilary Reynolds , John Lynch
Runtimes: 89
Countries: Ireland , United Kingdom
Languages: English
Color Info: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Original Air Date: 16 Apr 2010 (Ireland)
Rating: 5.1
Votes: 1572
Year: 2008
Akas: Daisy (France) , Blick des Bösen - Sie will nur spielen (Germany) , Daisy Faghat Mikhahad Bazi Konad (Iran, Persian title) , Daisy vuole solo giocare (Italy) , Венок из ромашек (Russia)
Production Companies: ContentFilm International , Wales Creative IP Fund , Limelight Communication , Broadcasting Commission of Ireland , Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board , Subotica , Daisy Chain Films , Irish Film Industry , Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) , BBC Films
Distributors: Wild Side Films , BBC Two , EuroVideo , Filmes Lusomundo , Image Entertainment , Media Pro Film Distribution , Monolith Films , Officine UBU , Paradox Entertainment Group , PlayArte Filmes , Spentzos Films
Synopsis: From the critically acclaimed director of Song For A Raggy Boy, and starring double Oscar-nominee Samantha Morton, THE DAISY CHAIN is a chilling supernatural thriller of obsession, superstition and fear. Blending the unsettling atmosphere of The Wicker Man with the terrifying scenario of Rosemarys Baby, THE DAISY CHAIN explores the dark side of the heart in a way that will devastate audiences everywhere Tomas and Martha are a couple still in the fresh grip of young love, despite suffering a recent tragedy that has left them heartbroken. Resolute and etermined to get on with life, the pair decide to move back to Tomass home village in the remote Irish countryside, keen to start afresh and to put their unspoken devastation behind them. As Tomas always hoped, Martha is instantly won over by the breathtaking beauty of their new home. Perched on the cliffs above the North Atlantic, the village is as quaint and as peaceful as they could have hoped - the perfect place to settle down for the imminent birth of their second child. But tragedy seems to have followed them. Not long after their arrival, they are shocked by the apparent suicide of another young couple also recently bereaved following the mysterious death of their son who set fire to their home in a strangely ritualistic act of violence. Their seven year old daughter survived the fire. Her name is Daisy. Appalled by this turn of events, Martha sees Daisy as a lost soul in need of love and support, and she quickly persuades Tomas to let the young child stay in their new home. Uncommunicative and clearly disturbed by the tragedy that befell her parents, Daisy is a strange and unsettling presence in their life, but Marthas own tragic history and a growing sense of insecurity makes her recognise the damaged young girl as a kindred-spirit, who can be nursed back to happiness with love and affection. But soon, the whispering starts. The locals, steeped in folktales, mythology and superstition, begin to question Daisys origins. They tell stories of faeries and changelings, local malevolent spirits that spoil crops, sour milk, steal children But Martha doesnt understand surely they can see that Daisy is just a troubled young girl? An innocent child, cruelly victimiised by her parents, and then witch-hunted by a perverse and outdated community, governed more by superstition than by reason. Daisys just an innocent young child. Isnt she? In the tradition of The Others and The Omen, THE DAISY CHAIN delivers an emotional and terrifying punch.emotional and terrifying punch. [D-Man2010]
Cinematographer: Simon Kossoff
Producer: Aoife O'Sullivan , Graham Begg , Bethan Cousins , Jamie Carmichael , Michael Henry , Linda James , Tristan Lynch , Meinir Stoutt , Dominic Wright
Production Manager: Peter Tighe , Ashling McGrath , Rozenn Le Pape
Art Direction: Michael Moynihan
Certificates: Australia:M , Ireland:15A , Portugal:M/16 , Singapore:PG , United States:R
Composer: David Julyan
Editor: Chris Gill , Bryan Oates
Editorial Department: Warren Dowling , Alan Freir
Sound Crew: Ken Galvin , Nick Foley , Marc Walters , Niall Brady , Dave McMahon , Hugo Jeffreys , Emma Butt , Forbes Edward , Richard Philip , Niels Arild , Phil Edwards , James Seddon
Music Department: Thomas Bowes , Dana Niu
Miscellaneous Crew: Warren Dowling , Sarah Teboul , Craig Stoutt , Yvonne Scanlon , Nikki Wichmann , Yseult Orpen , Lloyd Glanville , Alexandra Keen , Beatrice Neumann , Fergus Sweeney , Sonia Ajlani , Rob Gadd , Ashifa Lalani , Arno Seagrim
Other Companies: Broadcasting Commission of Ireland , ContentFilm International , Film Finances , Fintage CAM , Fuji Photo Film , Isobel Griffiths Limited , Limelight Communication , MEDIA Programme of the European Union , Screen Scene , Shoot NI , Sound & Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme , Technicolor , Wales Creative IP Fund
Costume Designer: Allison Byrne
Make Up: Sioned Lloyd Williams , Linda Mooney
Assistant Director: Iolo Rhisiart , Jonathan Shaw , Padraig Farrell , Lisa Skelding , Andrew Hegarty
Art Department: Paul Newman , Andrew Freeman , Alan Jones , Sarah McLoughlin , Daithi Magner , Alyson Simkins , P.J. McGinty , Sian Bundy , Cos Egan
Camera and Electrical Department: Steve Finberg , Warren Orchard , Steve Evans , Andrew Nolan , Martin Foley , Stephen Janes , Robert Zyborski , Elis Wyn Jones , Adam Coles , Tim Neill
Set Decoration: Cos Egan
Costume Department: Maggie Scobbie , Emma Bevan , Ursula Crocker
Production Design: Padraig O'Neill
Special Effects: Paul Byrne , Brendan Byrne
Videos: Video 1
Script Department: Anna Merritt , Pam Humphreys
Stunt Performer: Peter Dillon , Wayne Docksey , Donal O'Farrell
Location Management: Glenn Delaney , Paddy McCarney
Number of Seasons: Martin Jones , Iwan Sion
Seasons: Victoria Beattie , Orla O'Connor
Special Effects Companies: Team FX