Two poets with bipolar disorder (Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby) meet in a psychiatric facility, and embark on a passionate artistic partnership in this romantic drama. Written and directed by Paul Dalio.
Philippa J. Witheron-Culpepper
Cameron Alex Braden
Bruce Altman - Actor
Daniel Gerroll - Actor/"Far Off Place"
Annie Golden - Actress/Singer\"Hair"
Christine Lahti - American Actress/Director, SWING SHIFT (1984)
Griffin Dunne - American Actor/Producer
Katie Holmes - American actress, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, DAWSON'S CREEK
Chaske Spencer - Actor
Luke Kirby - Actor, LOST AND DELIRIOUS (2001)
Luke Farrell Kirby - Actor, LOST AND DELIRIOUS (2001)
Angela K. Pierce
Joseph Adams - Actor
Rob Leo Roy
Russell Jones - Swing Gang
Eugene Jones - Actor
Robin Gordon - Actor
"[Holmes] delivers a beautifully understated and moving performance as a poet suffering from bipolar disorder, who falls in love with a fellow psychiatric patient with similar creative passions." - 02/12/2016 RogerEbert.com
"Writer-director Dalio has firsthand experience with bipolar disorder, and his perspective sheds fresh light on the unique ways in which manic-depressive individuals experience love and creativity." - 02/11/2016 Los Angeles Times
"The two actors commit fully to their characters highs and lows....TOUCHED WITH FIRE has something to say about a thorny, serious subject..." -- Grade: B - 02/12/2016 Entertainment Weekly
"Written, directed, edited, scored, and partially lived by bipolar filmmaker Paul Dalio, this intense romantic drama solely exists to prove that his so-called 'disorder' isn't a dehumanizing defect." - 02/12/2016 Rolling Stone
"The biggest risk -- portraying characters who suffer from bipolar disorder -- turns out OK thanks to Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby, who avoid cliches and handle the material with great care." - 02/18/2016 Chicago Sun-Times