On the fringes of Dublin two children, Kylie and Dylan, live in a suburban housing estate devoid of life, colour and the prospect of escape. Kylie lives with five other siblings and her overworked mother. Next door, Dylan lives in the shadow of an alcoholic father and the memory of an elder brother who ran away from home two years earlier.
After a violent altercation with his father, Dylan runs away from home and Kylie decides to go with him. Together they make their way to the magical night time lights of inner city Dublin, to search for Dylan’s brother, and in the hope of starting a new life.
Lance Daly’s vision of Dublin, as seen through the innocent eyes of our protagonists, is a kaleidoscope of magic, wonder and mystery. But as the night wears on, and Dublin takes on a darker character, the two children have to rely on the kindness of strangers, the advice of Bob Dylan and their trust in each other to survive the night.
Foyle Film Festival 2008
Won Festival Prize Best Feature Film: Lance Daly
Galway Film Fleadh 2008
Won Feature Film Award Best Irish Feature Film: Lance Daly
Irish Film and Television Awards 2009
Won Best Director for Film: Lance Daly
Won Best Editing: J. Patrick Duffner
Nominated Best Actress in a Lead Role in a Film: Kelly O’Neill
Nominated Best Costume Design: Leonie Pendergast
Nominated Best Film: Macdara Kelleher, Lance Daly
Nominated Best Hair & Make-Up: Liz Byrne
Nominated Best Script for Film: Lance Daly
Miami Film Festival 2009
Won Audience Award: Lance Daly