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Writer:
Lauren Mackenzie (writer)
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Release Date:
16 April 2010 (Ireland) See more »
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She just wants to play.
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
They are saying she's a Faerie Changeling. See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Samantha Morton ... Martha Conroy

Steven Mackintosh ... Tomas Conroy
Mhairi Anderson ... Daisy Gahan

David Bradley ... Sean Cryan

Eva Birthistle ... Cat

Brendan McCormack ... Shay
Zoe Sheridan ... Eva

Flora Montgomery ... Orla Gannon
Orlaith Macqueen ... Lucy Gannon (as Orlaith McQueen)

Ron Donachie ... Doctor Ferguson
Valerie O'Connor ... Jenny Gahan

Patrick Moy ... Jim Gahan
Barry Barnes ... Sergeant Riley
Maire Hastings ... Trish Carter
Gary Murphy ... Matt Brennan
Siobhán O'Kelly ... Margaret Lindsay
Karen Ardiff ... Joan Byrne
Fionnuala Murphy ... Helen Devine
Elunid Jones ... Care Home Worker
Joanne Thomas ... Girl at Care Home
Hilary Reynolds ... Social Worker
Yvonne Scanlon ... Social Worker
Fiona Condon ... Miss May
David Keating ... School Boy
Matthew McDonagh ... Cowboy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Lynch ... News Reader

Anthony Murphy ... The Gard
James Thomas ... School Boy

Directed by
Aisling Walsh 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lauren Mackenzie  writer

Produced by
Graham Begg .... executive producer
Jamie Carmichael .... executive producer
Bethan Cousins .... executive producer
Michael Henry .... executive producer
Linda James .... executive producer
Tristan Lynch .... producer (as Tristan Orpen Lynch)
Aoife O'Sullivan .... co-producer
Meinir Stoutt .... co-producer
Meinir Stoutt .... line producer
Dominic Wright .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Julyan 
 
Cinematography by
Simon Kossoff (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Bryan Oates 
 
Casting by
Victoria Beattie 
Orla O'Connor 
 
Production Design by
Padraig O'Neill 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Moynihan 
 
Set Decoration by
Cos Egan 
 
Costume Design by
Alison Byrne 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Mooney .... chief hair designer
Linda Mooney .... chief makeup designer
Sioned Lloyd Williams .... assistant hair stylist
Sioned Lloyd Williams .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Rozenn Le Pape .... production manager
Ashling McGrath .... post-production supervisor
Peter Tighe .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Padraig Farrell .... trainee assistant director
Andrew Hegarty .... first assistant director
Iolo Rhisiart .... trainee assistant director
Jonathan Shaw .... second first assistant director
Lisa Skelding .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sian Bundy .... stand-by props: Wales
Cos Egan .... production buyer
Andrew Freeman .... construction coordinator
Alan Jones .... carpenter
Daithi Magner .... dressing props: Ireland
P.J. McGinty .... dressing props: Ireland (as PJ McGinty)
Sarah McLoughlin .... assistant art director
Paul Newman .... chargehand dressing props
Alyson Simkins .... dressing props: Wales
 
Sound Department
Niels Arild .... sound re-recording mixer
Niall Brady .... supervising sound editor
Emma Butt .... foley editor
Forbes Edward .... sound trainee
Phil Edwards .... sound mixer (as Phil Edward)
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
Ken Galvin .... sound re-recording mixer
Hugo Jeffreys .... adr recordist
Dave McMahon .... sound editor
Richard Philip .... boom operator: Ireland
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Marc Walters .... boom operator: Wales (as Mark Walters)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Byrne .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Peter Dillon .... stunt safety
Wayne Docksey .... stunts
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Coles .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Steve Evans .... key grip
Steve Finberg .... gaffer
Martin Foley .... camera operator
Stephen Janes .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Elis Wyn Jones .... grip
Tim Neill .... best boy
Andrew Nolan .... electrician
Warren Orchard .... still photographer: UK
Robert Zyborski .... camera trainee (as Rob Zyborski)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emma Bevan .... costume assistant
Maggie Scobbie .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Warren Dowling .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Alan Freir .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Martin Jones .... driver: camera car (as Martin 'Len' Jones)
Iwan Sion .... driver: props van
 
Other crew
Sonia Ajlani .... accounts trainee
Glenn Delaney .... location manager
Warren Dowling .... title designer
Rob Gadd .... production assistant
Lloyd Glanville .... production assistant
Pam Humphreys .... script supervisor
Ashifa Lalani .... production accountant: Ireland
Paddy McCarney .... location manager
Anna Merritt .... script editor
Beatrice Neumann .... production executive
Yseult Orpen .... credits design
Yvonne Scanlon .... production assistant
Arno Seagrim .... assistant accountant
Craig Stoutt .... production coordinator: Wales
Fergus Sweeney .... production assistant
Sarah Teboul .... production accountant (as Sarah Teeoul)
Nikki Wichmann .... production coordinator: Ireland
 

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Rated R for some language and disturbing content,
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UK:89 min
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They are saying she's a Faerie Changeling., 29 November 2013
Author: The-Spike from United Kingdom

The Daisy Chain is directed by Aisling Walsh and stars Samantha Morton, Steven Mackintosh, Mhairi Anderson and David Bradley.

Grieving over the loss of their first child to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, newly pregnant couple Martha and Tomas decide to leave England and live on the Irish coast. They settle in quickly and things seem to be going well, but when their neighbours house burns down, leaving young Daisy an orphan, Martha and Tomas decide to foster care for Daisy in spite of her being a little different and introverted. Soon enough bad things seem to befall people who come into contact with Daisy, leading to the locals to suspect she may be something terrible from Irish folklore.

OK! There's some pretty venomous reviews of this out there in internet land, but really it's a very well constructed creeper that's not without intelligence. Firstly it needs to be noted that this is not a horror film as such, anyone searching for a scare fest or Omen like shocks are in for the biggest of disappointments. Secondly, taking some time out to read something about the legends of Faerie Changeling's will significantly improve your viewing experience. Walsh's movie firmly deals in the realm of superstitious legend, adds in a heart aching strand involving surrogacy via grief, and then lets it play out in ethereal beats till the chilling conclusion is reached.

Morton and young Anderson are superb, the former stoic of motherly instincts but still emotionally cracked underneath, the latter a pallid and unnerving presence that haunts the picture even without much dialogue. The photography around the coastal hillside location is stripped back for realism purpose, it may be beautiful terrain, but there's a greyness hanging in the air, suitably so as well. The musical score is a touch irritating, and Walsh is guilty of over doing the slow burn approach, but this definitely has more going for it than has previously been said. Not one to rush out and buy for sure, but certainly worthy of TV time on proviso you understand the Faerie thematics at work first. 7/10

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