When lonesome first-year medical resident Dr. Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) finally gets the respect he so desperately craves from an enchanting teenage patient, he’ll do anything to keep her in his care…. In this slow-burn psychological thriller, Kisses director Lance Daly’s keen eye and a restrained yet forceful performance by Bloom paint a gripping portrait of the accelerating depths of obsession. –Tribeca Film Festival
Lance Daly was born and educated in Dublin and spent time as an actor, a musician, a photographer and editor before taking the leap into making films, something he had aspired to since childhood. Lance wrote and directed his first feature film, Last Days in Dublin, in 1999 with a shoestring budget on the streets of Dublin, with additional scenes filmed in Paris, New York and Cairo. The film starred Grattan Smith and Wuzza Conlon with appearances by John Kavanagh, Laurence Kinlan and Senator David Norris. It was enthusiastically received, described as “Fellini on a dollar a day”, when it went on a limited but successful theatrical release in Ireland in 2002.
Following the release of Last Days in Dublin, Lance immediately shot his second film, The Halo Effect, in the winter of 2002. This film, shot on 35mm, starred Stephen Rea, Grattan Smith, Kerry Condon, Simon Delaney, John Kavanagh, Laurence Kinlan and Ger McSorley, amongst many other celebrated Irish actors. The Halo Effect was… read more